Versailles: A History

Versailles: A History

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, nonfiction, france, History, Cultural, Nonfiction

King Louis XIV had many loves, but none as compelling as Versailles, the modest country estate he transformed into one of the world's most spectacular palaces. Here is the dramatic - and tragic - story of Versailles and the men and women who made it ...

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    Versailles: A History Reviews

  • Jim Swike

    A Great read on Versailles. I think you will really like it if you have visited, I have. Enjoy!...

  • Mal Warwick

    How much of what passes for history comes to us through the pages, and now the screens, of drama? And how much do the creators get wrong? Well, often a great deal, as we might expect. Even William Sha...

  • Amanda Pittar

    Versailles ExplainedA good start on the palace at Versailles. I wanted way more plans, diagrams and stories about the architects, masons and builders. I wanted more about the gardeners and the water e...

  • Subhangi

    Fascinating read,,,I bought this book because I was going for a vacation to Paris, Loire Valley, and neighboring areas, and seeing Versailles Palace was in my to dos list. I have to say I was complete...

  • Barbara

    I would have liked to have seen a history not only of the buildings, but also of the personalities who lived in those buildings of Versailles. This was a whirlwind history of the design and constructi...

  • Kathy P.

    Interesting, historical readThough there were parts of the book that were cumbersome, overall it offered a historical and intimate view into France's Royal life. I was interested in the palace because...

  • Linda

    3.5 Stars. More of a gossipy retelling of the loves of various French kings, I’d have preferred actual architectural descriptions and minutiae. Still, the best part was the restoration to original f...

  • Stacey

    Was interested in the history after visiting the palace but found this book less than thrilling. Found the names difficult to follow and keep straight at times. Would have liked some info about what h...

  • Len

    Way too brief, but tantalizing enough to make me want to search for a more definitive, in-depth history of this amazing place and time....

  • John

    not a bad book. lots of information on the royal family and Versailles. not enough on the building and photos and drawings of the place....