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Aronson, Theo

Works: 47 works in 341 publications in 7 languages and 10,189 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Biographies  Biography‡vAnecdotes  Anecdotes 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by Theo Aronson
The fall of the third Napoleon by Theo Aronson( Book )

11 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in English and held by 806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Balanced and engrossing account of the events leading to the collapse of the Second Empire after the defeat of the French at Sedan in 1870. Assigns blame for the debacle on Napoleon's personality which led him to fashion the empire as the creation of one individual
Victoria and Disraeli : the making of a romantic partnership by Theo Aronson( Book )

15 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Noted historian Theo Aronson vividly recreates one of the most remarkable relationships of the nineteenth century--the idyllic friendship between a commoner and his Queen. Queen Victoria and Benjamin Disraeli? Preposterous! What could the dowdy, unapproachable Widow of Windsor have in common with her flamboyant, honey-tongued, exotic Prime Minister? Quite a lot, it seems. They formed a partnership that far outlasted Disraeli's term of office. Victoria emerged from their years together greatly changed, and she remained for the rest of her life very much the woman 'Dizzy' fashioned her to be. Their story is as bizarre and romantic as many a novel. They were a study in contrasts. With her dumpy shape and dour expression, Victoria looked like a disgruntled hausfrau. Disraeli, with his dyed ringlets, parchment skin, and hunched shoulders, gave the appearance of a decaying rake. She was honest; he wily. She sat on the most firmly established throne in the world; he was looked upon as an adventurer. Together, they ruled Britain. But how is it that two such complex and seemingly dissimilar personalities attracted and prospered each other? Victoria, especially, blossomed. Before meeting Dizzy, the Queen was withdrawn, doleful, insecure, self-obsessed, and a hypochondriac. Disraeli, brought close to the Queen by his part in the government, needed the intimate support of someone of the opposite sex. He instinctively discerned the romantic streak hidden beneath Victoria's stern exterior, and coaxed it into response. Victoria, in turn, gave free rein to Dizzy's always vibrant imagination, bringing out his brilliance and romanticism. And on a personal level, too, the Queen kindled within him a love for her. Victoria was Disraeli's masterpiece. He transformed her into a supremely confident woman and monarch. She acquired a zest for life and for her work that she never knew existed. As a ruler, Victoria was made aware of her position and power by Dizzy. As a woman, she learned from him how to enjoy herself again. And her health improved--for what better tonic is there than a constant, doting companion who admires and loves you? Happiness and fulfillment marked their relationship. Disraeli became famous both as a colorful public figure and as a man who guided the empire. And Victoria--Dizzy's 'Faery Queen'--became, in the last twenty-five years of her reign, the most revered, awe-inspiring Queen ever to sit upon the throne of England."--Dust jacket
The golden bees; the story of the Bonapartes by Theo Aronson( Book )

20 editions published between 1964 and 2015 in English and held by 766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A domestic history of the family from the marriage of Napoleon Bonaparte's parents in 1764 to 1920 and the death of Empress Eugenie
The kaisers by Theo Aronson( Book )

20 editions published between 1971 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In studying the lives of the three Kaisers, the author illuminates the family feud that shaped the course of nineteenth-century European affairs
Grandmama of Europe : the crowned descendants of Queen Victoria by Theo Aronson( Book )

16 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in English and held by 721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Queen Victoria and the Bonapartes by Theo Aronson( Book )

13 editions published between 1972 and 2015 in English and held by 712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Royal vendetta; the crown of Spain, 1829-1965 by Theo Aronson( Book )

24 editions published between 1964 and 1969 in 3 languages and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The king in love : King Edward VII's mistresses-- Lillie Langtry, Daisy Warwick, Alice Keppel, and others by Theo Aronson( Book )

24 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains the background of Edward VII's involvements, and offers profiles of Langtry, Warwick, Keppel, and the King's wife
Napoleon and Josephine : a love story by Theo Aronson( Book )

17 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Liebe und Leben des berühmten Paares, dargestellt anhand von Briefen und Memoiren zahlreicher Zeitgenossen
Crowns in conflict : the triumph and the tragedy of European monarchy, 1910-1918 by Theo Aronson( Book )

14 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in English and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Royal family : years of transition by Theo Aronson( Book )

6 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the British monarchy traces the lives of the royal family from the death of Queen Victoria to the birth of Prince William, exploring the ways in which British royalty has adapted to changing times
Defiant dynasty; the Coburgs of Belgium by Theo Aronson( Book )

5 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Princess Margaret : a biography by Theo Aronson( Book )

11 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and Czech and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dauntingly royal and yet defiantly unorthodox, Princess Margaret has spent the greater part of her life torn between meeting the exacting standards of the monarchy and flouting its long-established conventions. Through his writing career, Aronson has spoken to members of the various royal households, and here he tells the story of the Princess's life, both private and public
The royal family at war by Theo Aronson( Book )

6 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the activities of the royal family during World War II
Prince Eddy and the homosexual underworld by Theo Aronson( Book )

10 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografie van koningin Victoria's kleinzoon Albert Victor, beter bekend als Prince Eddy, waarin veel aandacht voor zijn vermeende betrokkenheid bij het geruchtmakende Cleveland Street schandaal (1889)
Kings over the water : the saga of the Stuart pretenders by Theo Aronson( Book )

10 editions published between 1979 and 1988 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heart of a queen : Queen Victoria's romantic attachments by Theo Aronson( Book )

3 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"My nature", wrote Queen Victoria, "is too passionate, my emotions too fervent, and I am a person who has to cling to someone in order to find peace and comfort." It is with this aspect of the Queen's character that biographer Theo Aronson studies here. For not even in old age was Queen Victoria the dour, censorious puritan of popular imagination; within that uncompromising-looking figure beat a very susceptible heart. To Queen Victoria, the love, no less than the guidance, attention and protection of a man, was all but indispensable. In the course of her long life, there were six men with whom her emotions were romantically involved: her first prime minister, the urbane Lord Melbourne; her husband, the idealistic Prince Albert; her fellow sovereign, the fascinating Napoleon III; her gillie, the rough-hewn John Brown; another prime minister, the silver-tongued Disraeli; and her Indian servant, the exotic Munshi. The appeal to Queen Victoria of these six apparently disparate characters was that they were men of distinctive personality. And they all--probably their greatest attraction in her eyes--treated her as a woman first, a queen second. By focusing on the Queen's romantic associations and by making full use of recently revealed material, Theo Aronson has painted a fresh, intriguing and startlingly different portrait of Queen Victoria.--From publisher description
A family of kings : the descendants of Christian IX of Denmark by Theo Aronson( Book )

11 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The descendants of King Christian IX were Kings of Greece, Norway, Denmark, Belgium, Great Britain, Romania, Yugoslavia and Spain
Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone by Theo Aronson( Book )

6 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Coburgs of Belgium by Theo Aronson( Book )

16 editions published between 1968 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Coburgs, remarked Bismarck, were 'the stud farm of Europe'; if unkindly phrased, there was nevertheless some truth in the jibe. Within three generations of the foundation of the Belgian Royal House in 1831, Coburgs had tarried into almost every royal family in Europe. Perhaps the most extraordinary thing about the throne of Belgium is that it ever came into being: created after the successful rebellion against the Dutch, handed to an imported German prince, it was hoped, without much enthusiasm, that it would weld together a new nation of disparate and quarrelsome elements. It has survived to the present, in an era which has seen older and seemingly more secure dynasties vanish. The first Coburg of Belgium, Leopold I, as that 'Dear Uncle' to whom Queen Victoria was so abjectly devoted in the early years of her reign. Cheated by the death of his first wife, Charlotte, Princess of Wales, daughter of George IV and Queen Caroline, from becoming Prince Consort to the Queen of England, the resilient Leopold of Saxe-Coburg not only became the constitutional monarch of Belgium but married the daughter of the King of France. With this the Coburgs were well launched on a climb from their petty German principality to position of enormous world power. Leopold I's son, Leopold II, vastly enriched the family fortunes by his avaricious plunder of the Congo and scandalised Europe with his sexual promiscuity. In fact, not until the reign of 'Albert of the Belgians' (1909-34) and his beloved Queen Elisabeth, did the royal Coburgs prove themselves a very endearing family."--Publisher's description
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Princess Margaret : a biography
Alternative Names
Aronson, Theo

Aronson, Theodore Ian Wilson

Theo Aronson Royal biographer

English (237)

Italian (9)

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