NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - This "excellent, all-embracing" (The New York Times) biography of Queen Elizabeth II is a magisterial study of the woman known only from a distance--and a captivating window into her decades-long reign.
From the moment of her ascension to the throne in 1952 at the age of twenty-five, Queen Elizabeth II was the object of unparalleled scrutiny. But through the fog of glamour and gossip, how well did we really know the world's most famous monarch? Drawing on numerous interviews and never-before-revealed documents, acclaimed biographer Sally Bedell Smith pulls back the curtain to show in intimate detail the public and private lives of Queen Elizabeth II, who led her country and Commonwealth through the wars and upheavals of the last twentieth and twenty-first centuries with unparalleled composure, intelligence, and grace.
- ISBN-13: 9780812979794
- ISBN-10: 0812979796
- Publisher: Random House Trade
- Publish Date: October 2012
- Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.1 x 1.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds
- Page Count: 720