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The Grimaldis of Monaco: The Centuries of Scandal, the Years of Grace
by Anne Edwards
For nearly 800 years the Grimaldis--an ambitious, hot-blooded, unscrupulous race, swift to revenge and furious in battle--have ruled Monaco. This is the never-before-told drama of the world's oldest dynasty: a story of pirates, family murders, and strange alliances. 48 black-and-white photos.
Hardcover, 368 pages
Published September 1st 1992 by William Morrow & Company
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The author has previously published works on Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Margaret, and Countess Tolstoy — but also on Judy Garland, Shirley Temple, Ronald Reagan, and P.T. Barnum, so the reader may be forgiven for unfounded suspicions of tabloidism. The second half of this workmanlike narrative does, in fact, concern itself mostly with the lively affairs of the current younger generation but the reader may ignore all that (or the reader may try). For the first half details in sweeping prose the ...more