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Robert Lacey

Full Name: Robert Lacey
Gender: Male
Born: 1944-01-03
Number of Works: 38
Robert Lacey is a British historian noted for his original research, which gets him close to - and often living alongside - his subjects. He is the author of numerous international bestsellers.

After writing his first works of historical biography, Robert, Earl of Essex and Sir Walter Ralegh, Robert wrote Majesty, his pioneering biography of Queen Elizabeth II. Published in 1977, Majesty remains
acknowledged as the definitive study of British monarchy - a subject on which the author continues to write and lecture around the world, appearing regularly on ABC's Good Morning America and on CNN's Larry King Live.

The Kingdom, a study of Saudi Arabia published in 1981, is similarly acknowledged as required reading for businessmen, diplomats and students all over the world. To research The Kingdom, Robert and his wife Sandi took their family to live for eighteen months beside the Red Sea in Jeddah. Going out into the desert, this was when Robert earned his title as the "method actor" of contemporary biographers.
In March 1984 Robert Lacey took his family to live in Detroit, Michigan, to write Ford: the Men and the Machine, a best seller on both sides of the Atlantic which formed the basis for the TV mini-series of the same title, starring Cliff Robertson.

Robert's other books include biographies of the gangster Meyer Lansky, Princess Grace of Monaco and a study of Sotheby's auction house. He co- authored The Year 1000 - An Englishman's World, a description of life at the turn of the last millennium. In 2002, the Golden Jubilee Year of Queen Elizabeth II, he published Royal (Monarch in America), hailed by Andrew Roberts in London's Sunday Telegraph as "compulsively readable", and by Martin Amis in The New Yorker as "definitive".

With the publication of his Great Tales Robert Lacey returns to his first love - history.

ISBN: 0316511579, 9780316511575
Keywords: millennium, first, life, year
Pages: 240
Published: 1999
  • Rating: 80%

"The Year 1000 is a vivid and surprising portrait of life in England a thousand years ago. A world that already knew brain surgeons and property developers and, yes, even the occasional gossip columnist. Uncovering such wonderfully unexpected details, authors Robert Lacey and Danny Danziger bring this distant world closer than it has ever been before. How did people survive without sugar? How did monks communicate if they were not allowed to speak? Why was July called "the hungry month"? The Year 1000 answers these questions and reveals such secrets as the recipe for a medieval
ISBN: 031610910X, 9780316109109
Keywords: godiva, richard, lionheart, volume, lady, arthur, english, history, truth, king, tales
Pages: 272
Published: 2003
  • Rating: 80%

From ancient times to the present day, the story of England has been laced with drama, intrigue, courage, and passion-a rich and vibrant narrative of heroes and villains, kings and rebels, artists and highwaymen, bishops and scientists.Now, in Great Tales from English History, Robert Lacey captures some of the most pivotal moments: the stories and extraordinary characters that helped shape a nation. This first volume begins in 7150 BC with the intriguing life and death of Cheddar Man and ends in 1381 with Wat Tyler and the Peasants' Revolt.We meet the Greek navigator Pytheas, whose descriptio
ISBN: 0670021180, 9780670021185
Keywords: struggle, saudi, arabia, terrorists, modernists, kingdom, kings, clerics, inside
Pages: 432
Published: 2009
  • Rating: 80%

What happened in the Middle East's oil-rich powerhouse- while we weren't lookingSaudi Arabia is a country defined by paradox. It is a modern state driven by contemporary technology and possessed of vast oil deposits, yet its powerful religious establishment would have its customs and practices rolled back a thousand years to match those of the prophet Muhammad. With Inside the Kingdom, journalist and bestselling author Robert Lacey has given us one of the most penetrating and insightful looks at Saudi Arabia ever produced. While living for years among the nation's princes and paupers, its cler
ISBN: 031610924X, 9780316109246
Keywords: oliver, mary, cromwell, sir, newton, isaac, bloody, tower, history, english, book, joan, princes, arc, tales
Pages: 288
Published: 2004
  • Rating: 80%

Unforgettable stories from the England of Chaucer, Shakespeare, and beyond-the rich second volume of great tales by a master of British popular history.
ISBN: 0380617625, 9780380617623
Keywords: house, arabia, kingdom
Pages: 656
Published: 1981
  • Rating: 80%

Fascinating history of the oil-rich Middle East. 16 cassettes.
ISBN: 0316114596, 9780316114592
Keywords: victoria, queen, charles, darwin, abdicator, edward, johnson, samuel, history, english, volume, captain, cook, tales
Pages: 320
Published: 2006
  • Rating: 80%

From William and Mary to Watson and Crick, Robert Lacey's final volume of Great Tales from English History offers up the most stirring English stories of the last few centuries. These are the years in which Great Britain came into being and the British Empire reached its zenith. They are also years of great technological advances – from the seed drill to the spinning jenny and the locomotive – and of leaps and bounds in political and moral philosophy. In his trademark style, Lacey tells the tales that shaped a nation, revisiting some of England's most memorable personages: mad King

A feast for history lovers--the whole colorful parade of English history brilliantly captured in a single volume.From ancient times to the present day, the story of <st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">England</st1:place></st1:country-region> has been laced with drama, intrigue, courage, and passion. In GREAT TALES FROM ENGLISH HISTORY, Robert Lacey recounts the remarkable episodes that shaped a nation as only a great storyteller can: by combining impeccable accuracy with the timeless drama that has made these tales live for centuries.
ISBN: 0399138722, 9780399138720
Keywords: grace
Pages: 463
Published: 1994
  • Rating: 80%
ISBN: 0743236696, 9780743236690
Keywords: elizabeth, reign, life, monarch
Pages: 496
Published: 2002
  • Rating: 80%

In February 6, 1952, Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor became Elizabeth II, Queen of England. Monarch is bestselling author Robert Lacey's unique biography of Elizabeth Windsor as well as his acute analysis of history's most durable symbol of political authority: the British monarchy. Monarch is a revelatory examination of Elizabeth II as a human being and of an institution shaped over the years by the wishes and dreams ? and sometimes the anger and unhappiness ? of the British people. As such, it is both a celebration and an analysis of the world's best-known monarchy. Here are Elizabeth's anc
ISBN: 0316511684, 9780316511681
Keywords: gangster, life, lansky, meyer, man, little
Pages: 480
Published: 1991
  • Rating: 80%

The truth behind the mythic career of America's most notorious criminal figure, by the bestselling author of Majesty, The Kingdom, and Ford: The Men and the Machine. Meyer Lansky was the boss of bosses, "Chairman of the Board" of a national criminal corporation, and model for Hyman Roth in The Godfather II. 32 pages of photographs.