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Battle of Brothers

Battle of Brothers

William and Harry-- the Inside Story of A Family in Tumult

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From bestselling author and historical consultant to the award-winning Netflix series The Crown, an unparalleled insider account of tumult, secrecy and schism in the Royal family. The world has watched Prince William and Prince Harry since they were born. Raised by Princess Diana to be the closest of brothers, how have the boy princes grown into very different, now distanced men? From royal insider, biographer and historian Robert Lacey, this book reveals the untold details of William and Harry's closeness and estrangement, asking what happens when two sons are raised for vastly different futures ? one burdened with the responsibility of one day becoming king, the other with the knowledge that he will always remain spare. How have William and Harry both agreed and diverged in their views of what a modern royal owes to their country? Were the seeds of damage sowed by Prince Charles and Princess Diana as their marriage unraveled for all the world to see? In the previous generation, how have Prince Charles and Prince Andrew's own relations strained under the Crown? What role has Queen Elizabeth II played in marshalling her feuding heirs? What parts have Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle played in helping their husbands to choose their differing paths? And what is the real, unvarnished story behind Harry and Meghan's dramatic departure? In the most intimate vision yet of life behind closed doors, with its highs, lows and discretions all laid out, this is a journey into royal life as never offered before.
The world has watched Prince William and Prince Harry since they were born. Raised by Princess Diana to be the closest of brothers, how have the boy princes grown into very different, now distanced men? Lacey reveals the untold details of William and Harry's closeness and estrangement, asking what happens when two sons are raised for vastly different futures-- one burdened with the responsibility of one day becoming king, the other with the knowledge that he will always remain spare. In the most intimate vision yet of life behind closed doors, with its highs, lows and discretions all laid out, this is a journey into royal life as never offered before. -- adapted from jacket
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2020]
Edition: First U.S. edition
Copyright Date: 2020
ISBN: 9780063042940
0063042940
Branch Call Number: 941.08509 L1166b 2020
Characteristics: xiv, 386 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm

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PimaLib_AmyK Mar 15, 2021

Written by a well-versed expert on the royal family who is a consultant on "The Crown". I wouldn't say there's anything earth shattering in here, just a good/quick/fun read. Given recent events, I think the author's take on William seems to be pretty accurate, i.e., that he's going to t... Read More »

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Walter724
May 05, 2021

I didn't read much of this book at all. The first half is about Charles and Diana. What I read was nothing new. I didn't read enough of this book to give it a rating...

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laphampeak
Dec 26, 2020

Not much to differentiate from other Royal writings. More proposed fact than sensationalism. Always fun to read something you'd never think you'd choose to read.

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vickmeister
Nov 14, 2020

I have mixed feelings about this book. I can't deny that it is well-researched and very readable. But it bothered me that throughout the whole work was this obvious undertone of disdain shown towards the Royal family; pretty much towards everyone but especially snidely nasty towards the women: Diana and Meghan in particular. Robert Lacey is apparently a known English historian and it shows in the research, but a more neutral tone would have been appreciated. It might as well be lifted from the British rag "News of the World."

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pearson77
Oct 10, 2020

I think this is a good title. Hopefully the book will be truth and not distorted fiction like we sometimes read online.

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