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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II [Hardcover]

Christopher Warwick , Reuel Golden

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Jan. 29 2013
Ladies and gentlemen, meet the Queen: The extraordinary public and private life of the world’s most famous monarch
 
This tribute, published on the occasion of the 2012 Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II—60 years on the throne—celebrates the extraordinary private and public life of Her Majesty. Born in 1926, married in 1947, crowned as Queen in 1953, for over six decades she has steadfastly and loyally carried out her duty on behalf of her country, never speaking out of turn or putting a foot wrong. The book tells her remarkable royal story through hundreds of stunning photographs, many previously unseen and sourced from multiple archives in the United Kingdom (including the Royal Collection), Continental Europe, and the United States. These images have it all: history, politics, glamour, fashion, culture, travel, and, of course, hats.

As the Queen, she has endlessly traveled the globe, been introduced to every leading icon of the 20th century, including the Beatles, Marilyn Monroe, and JFK, attended thousands of receptions and state functions; while concurrently being a mother to four children under the constant glare of public scrutiny. These photographs cover every aspect of her reign: the early years, coming of age during World War II, becoming a wife, Queen and mother, the Royal Tours, the palaces, the crowds, the weddings, the Royal Family, the Silver Jubilee in 1977, and the later years. God save her indeed!

Photographers included: Cecil Beaton, Studio Lisa, Dorothy Wilding, Karsh, Lord Snowdon, Patrick Lichfield, as well as more contemporary work from the likes of Wolfgang Tillmans, Rankin, Annie Leibovitz, and many others.

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About the Author

Reuel Golden graduated in politics from the University of Sussex, England, and is the former editor of the British Journal of Photography and executive editor at Photo District News. He has edited various titles for TASCHEN including Her Majesty, Harry Benson: The Beatles, and the New York and London editions of the Portrait of a City series.

Christopher Warwick is an acknowledged authority on modern royal history. He is the author of the best-selling authorized biography of HRH The Princess Margaret, sister of Queen Elizabeth II. His other books include George VI & Queen Elizabeth, Two Centuries of Royal Weddings, and Abdication. He has written widely for the national press in the UK and regularly appears in television documentaries and on news items for, among other networks, the BBC, Channel 4, ARD and CTV (Canadian Television).

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Bookschlepper Recommends Feb. 4 2013
By Jean Sue Libkind - Published on Amazon.com
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Royal Watchers should be advised that this gorgeous book emphasizes the Queen's reign up to the Silver Jubilee (1977); more recent color plates and a brief synopsis of the last 35 years has been appended. It is still a must-have for any collection. Taschen always does a fine printing job although I am terribly bothered by the designer's decision to use a silver ink and small type, almost unreadable on the glossy stock. I've been following the Queen since the Coronation so many of these photos are quite familiar but there were several that were new to me. Still, a large reproduction of some of Beaton's finest is always welcome. Other notable photographers are also included along with some listed as "anonymous"--from the press pool.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars *F*A*B*U*L*O*U*S* Jan. 30 2013
By Lesley A. Dickerson - Published on Amazon.com
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There is nothing to dislike about this magnificent book. It is a MUST in anyone's library: British or otherwise. I highly recommend this book to be enjoyed for many years and to be passed down to one's heirs.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars FANTASTIC Jan. 22 2013
By Erik - Published on Amazon.com
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FABULOUS - a book everyone loving the Queen gotta get. The size alone is impressive and guaranteed the biggest one ever on HM.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Pictoral History Jan. 21 2013
By Georgia A. Stokes - Published on Amazon.com
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Great coffee table book and an excellent pictorial. Expect great packaging. I would like to see more family photos though.
17 of 24 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Huge Disappointment Dec 29 2012
By R.S. - Published on Amazon.com
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And huge is the operative word. The book weighs 10.5 pounds and measures 16" by 12", really the size of 2 coffee table books. It's uncomfortable to hold closed and even more so when opened precariously on one's lap. It is so huge that It comes with it's own briefcase box with handle. I'm sure it won't fit on most bookshelves. More importantly, the subject and placement of the photographs is the biggest (already discussed how big the book is) disappointment. Most of the photos selected are boring and less than representative of her majesty's reign. Some of the photos are actually blurred images. Some of the double-page photos are placed so that the Queen or the subject of the photo is in the crease of the book, leaving the actual pages showing only photo-filler. Given a choice again, I would not have purchased this book.

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