A Novel revealing the deep dark hidden secrets of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor never previously published. Many of their secrets are deemed so sensitive that they will probably never be read by the public. Also read the many unacknowledged legacies the Duke left to mankind.
The Duke Blue Devils have a long history of success in intercollegiate basketball, and that history comes alive within these pages, as detailed by Duke historian James Sumner. The Blue Devils' storied past includes 27 NCAA tournament appearances, 13 trips to the final four and three national titles. A number of Duke games have achieved legendary status and they are relived in Tales From The Duke Blue Devils. Read about the 12-10 North Carolina State win over Duke in the 1968 ACC Tournament, North Carolina's scoreless half at Duke in 1979, Duke's upset win over UNLV in the 1991 Final Four, and the 1992 Duke-Kentucky Eastern Regional classic. Duke University has been home to 28 All-American basketball players. Eight of which have been named national player of the year: Dick Groat, Art Heyman, Johnny Dawkins, Danny Ferry, Christian Leaettner, Elton Brand, Shane Battier, and Jason Williams. Their tales are included here as well as stories from Duke coaching legends Eddie Cameron, Vic Bubas, Bill Foster, and Mike Krzyzewski. Tales From The Duke Blue Devils will also take you inside Cameron Indoor Stadium, the country's most famous on-campus basketball facility and the home of the so-called "Cameron Crazies" who are renowned for their creativity and enthusiasm. Tales From The Duke Blue Devils is a must read for any fan of Duke Basketball.
The Duke of Omnium is overwhelmed by the death of his vivacious wife, Lady Glencora. Once the British Prime Minister, he is now in sole charge of his three wilful children. The Duke, troubled and without easy relationships with any of his children, tries to impose his own will. But the result seems to move towards calamity.
One of Catherine Coulter's first novels—lavishly rewritten. The #1 New York Times bestselling author turned The Generous Earl into The Duke—and fans swooned over the tale of romance and suspense set in 19th-century Scotland. Penderleigh Castle is the home of the Robertsons, who have just been dealt a terrible blow. Their new master, already an English duke, has just been named the Scottish Earl of Penderleigh. Ian Carmichael, Duke of Portmaine, is proud, aristocratic, handsome as the devil’s right hand, and kinder than any grousing Robertson has a right to expect. Brandy Robertson—the old earl’s granddaughter—takes one look at the duke and her heart goes ballistic. The problem is, the duke is already engaged, and if that isn’t bad enough, someone wants to kill him...
Drawing on unique sources, Michael Bloch describes the career of the Duke of Windsor during the Second World War.As a military liaison officer in France during 1939-40, he issued warnings which, had they been heeded, might have avoided the defeat of France;as Governor of the Bahamas 1940-45, he succeeded in what was regarded as one of the most difficult posts in the British Empire.But at the same time he and his wife (to marry whom he had given up a throne) had a second war to contend with - against King George VI and Queen Elizabeth who were determined to treat them as outcasts.This book caused a furore on publication, being the first work to give a detailed account of the bitter relations between the ex-King and his family.
A selected, briefly annotated bibliography of primary and secondary, published and unpublished material relating to the English hero of Waterloo, Arthur Wesley (1769-1852). The sections cover manuscript and archival sources, speeches and public writings, general biography, his military career, his political life, his private life, iconography, his death and funeral, and theses and dissertations.
A Study of New York Politics and Society, 1664-1691
Author: Robert C. Ritchie
Pubpsher: UNC Press Books
The late seventeenth century in America was important as an era of transition from rough settlement to established provincial life. It was a time when social, political, and economic problems caused strains that led to religious doubt, personal anxiety, riot, and one of the worst rebellions in the colonies. New York's situation was further complicated by a series of political changes and a unique bicultural population. Originally published in 1977. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.
Washington Duke is very young when he first realizes there is racial discrimination in the South. Living outside of Hillsboro, North Carolina, in the mid-1820s, he is one of ten children in a family that shares the wilderness with bears, rattlesnakes, and mountain lions. Washington learns about the world around him from his scholarly father, nurtures a compassion for others, and eventually grows into a man deeply troubled by the institution of slavery. Unaware of what awaits him, Washington is conscripted into the Confederate Army and reluctantly leaves his three-hundred-acre farm in 1864 to fight in the war. When the Civil War is over, Washington is left widowed, with nothing but his farm, two blind mules, a wagon load of tobacco, and his four children. Determined to rise from the rubble, Washington soon begins building the foundation for the Duke financial empire although not without challenges. As Washington ages, his sons eventually capture his dream to establish Duke University. Even with the family's successes, though, there is tragedy and heartache; Washington's granddaughter, Doris, dies under suspicious circumstances in 1993 and her estate becomes embroiled in a legal battle. Based on a true story, this compelling and inspirational tale examines the life of a gentle giant and his descendants who together built a multibillion-dollar empire, numerous charitable foundations, and a renowned academic institution, proving that anyone can overcome adversity to achieve greatness.