The Grimaldis of Monaco

by Edwards, Anne, 1927-

Format: Print Book 1992
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CLP - Main Library Mezzanine - Non-fiction DC943.A1 G754 1992
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Call Number  DC943.A1 G754 1992
Moon Township Public Library Non-Fiction 944.949 EDWARDS
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Wilkinsburg Public Library Nonfiction MODERN HISTORY 944.9 EDW 1992
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Call Number  MODERN HISTORY 944.9 EDW 1992
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.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "The who? The princely clan that's ruled the promontory in the Mediterranean Sea known as Monaco for over seven centuries, that's who. What most Americans know about Monaco is bits and pieces of information they've picked over the years following film-star Grace Kelly's highly publicized marriage to Prince Rainier III. Best-selling biographer Edwards gives a broader picture. She reaches all the way back to the time when a feudal lord of Italian descent staked out his territory on a rock on the Mediterranean coast of France and laid the foundation for generation after generation of tenacious princes whose personal lives and fortunes became the history of their little state. It's a colorful pageant Edwards chronicles, and, as expected, a large portion of the book is given over to Princess Grace and her role and contribution as princess consort. An interesting cast of characters, presented to a good turn here. (Reviewed July 1992)0688088376Brad Hooper"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Scandals outweight the grace notes in Edwards's (Queen Mary and the House of Windsor) utterly engrossing dynastic history of Monaco. A stronghold for warring armies from 200 B.C. onward, Portus Monachus became a possession of the Grimaldi family during the 12th century and the principality has survived against cataclysmic events in neighboring countries and greedy exploitation by Monaco's rulers as well as by outsiders. But in our own day, Edwards shows, Prince Rainier III has proved to be a wise governor, improving life for his subjects while guarding his Mediterranean rock from would-be marauders. The most recent plunderer, Aristotle Onassis, was bested by Rainier in a showdown in 1964, which Edwards describes as having all the elements of the shootout in the Hollywood Western. The bullet, however, was a check for $ 10 million which the principality dispatched to the Greek shipping tycoon as payment for his entire stock in the Societe de Bains de Mer, which controlled Monaco's major assets, including a gambling casino, two sporting clubs and a hotel. Exclaimed Onassis: I was robbed! Photos not seen by PW. BOMC alternate. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Grimaldi family.
Rainier -- III, -- Prince of Monaco, -- 1923-2005 -- Family.
Grace, -- Princess of Monaco, -- 1929-1982 -- Family.
Princesses -- Monaco -- Biography.
Princesses -- Monaco -- Genealogy.
Princes -- Monaco -- Genealogy.
Princes -- Monaco -- Biography.
Monaco -- History.
Publisher New York :Morrow,1992
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Description 368 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map, genealogical tables ; 25 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 326-333) and index.
ISBN 0688088376 :
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