Hannah Pakula

Hannah Pakula

Omaha, Nebraska, The United States

Hannah Pakula is the author of "The Last Empress," which was a New York Times notable book, "The Last Romantic: A Biograpy of Queen Marie of Roumania," which was called by Graham Greene the best biography and one of the three best books of the year, and "An Uncommon Woman: Empress Frederick," which was a Los Angeles Times Book Award finalist. Pakula has also written for magazines including Vanity Fair and book reviews for the Los Angeles Times and the New York Times. She lives in New York City.

Married to Robert L. Boorstin and widowed at thirty-five, she was married for twenty-five years to filmmaker Alan J. Pakula, who died in a freak car accident in 1998. She was a recipient of the Eleanor Roosevelt Val-Kill medal in human rights.

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An Uncommon Woman - The Emp...

4.15 avg rating — 770 ratings — published 1995 — 8 editions
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The Last Empress: Madame Ch...

3.64 avg rating — 307 ratings — published 2009 — 7 editions
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The Last Romantic: A Biogra...

4.17 avg rating — 157 ratings — published 1985 — 9 editions
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October 2009, Hannah Pakula
" Quick Start SS: How would you describe your life in only 8 words? HP: Filled with love, luck and punctuated by tragedies SS: What is your motto or maxim? HP: Hang in there What Readers want to know... SS: How would you describe perfect happiness? HP..." ...More

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“I experienced the happiest moment of my life when you took me in your arms as your wife and pressed me to your heart; when I even think of that moment my heart beats madly and I have a terrible longing for you, and I think I would hug you to death if I had you here now.”
Hannah Pakula, An Uncommon Woman - The Empress Frederick: Daughter of Queen Victoria, Wife of the Crown Prince of Prussia, Mother of Kaiser Wilhelm

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