Diana: The Portrait

Author: Rosalind Coward

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 0740767925

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 243

View: 1381

Supplemented by photographs, offers a personal look at the woman known for her humanitarian inspiration to the world.

Roman Religion and the Cult of Diana at Aricia

Author: C. M. C. Green

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521851589

Category: History

Page: 404

View: 3467

The sanctuary dedicated to Diana at Aricia flourished from the Bronze age to the second century CE. From its archaic beginnings in the wooded crater beside the lake known as the 'mirror of Dianea' it grew into a grand Hellenistic-style complex that attracted crowds of pilgrims and the sick. Diana was also believed to confer power on leaders. This book examines the history of Diana's cult and healing sanctuary, which remained a significant and wealthy religious center for more than a thousand years. It sheds new light on Diana herself, on the use of rational as well as ritual healing in the sanctuary, on the subtle distinctions between Latin religious sensibility and the more austere Roman practice, and on the interpenetration of cult and politics in Latin and Roman history.

Mourning Diana

Author: Adrian Kear,Deborah Lynn Steinberg

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113465040X

Category: Social Science

Page: 251

View: 4401

The death of Diana, Princess of Wales, on September 1 1997, prompted public demonstrations of grief on an almost unprecented global scale. But, while global media coverage of the events following her death appeared to create an international 'community of mourning', popular reacions in fact reflected the complexities of the princess's public image and the tensions surrounding the popular conception of royalty. Mourning Diana examines the events which followed the death of Diana as a series of cultural-political phenomena, from the immediate aftermath as crowds gathered in public spaces and royal palaces, to the state funeral in Westminister Abbey, examining the performance of grief and the involvement of the global media in the creation of narratives and spectacles relating to the commemoration of her life. Contributors investigate the complex iconic status of Diana, as a public figure able to sustain a host of alternative identifications, and trace the posthumous romanticisation of aspects of her life such as her charity activism and her relationship with Dodi al Fayed. The contributors argue that the events following the death of Diana dramatised a complex set of cultural tensions in which the boundaries dividing nationhood and citizenship, charity and activism, private feeling and public politics, were redrawn.


Author: Tim Clayton,Phil Craig

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439118035

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

View: 1480

Based on the groundbreaking ITV/The Learning Channel documentary series, and drawn from years of research and dozens of interviews with friends and associates speaking on the record for the first time, Diana contains never-before-revealed information and stunning insights about the beloved -- and largely misunderstood -- Princess of Wales. From claims that Diana was ready to leave Charles just weeks before the wedding to her lifelong battle against depression, from world-exclusive interviews with Diana's beau James Hewitt and her "surrogate mother-in-law" Shirley Hewitt to details about the unconventional "arrangements" in the royal household -- between Diana and James, Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles -- Diana is an honest, objective, and unparalleled biography. With thirty-two photographs -- including several never before published -- Diana shows all facets of this fascinating woman: her magic, her manipulations, her dazzling public persona, and her place in her people's hearts and history.

Diana Ross

Author: Tom Adrahtas

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1425971407

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 411

View: 7303

This unauthorized biography of entertainment legend Diana Ross strives to give a balanced account of her life and career while giving her the historical due that seems to have escaped her previously. Captured in vivid detail are her groundbreaking performances leading the Supremes, the renowned concert in Central Park amidst a raging thunderstorm, and the peaks and valleys of the more than 40 years of her ongoing stage, studio, and screen career. The book steers clear of dry biography, in that it is interspersed with entertaining essays that capture the effect her life and career have had on fans throughout the years. This book is a must-read for anyone with an appreciation for popular culture over the last half century.

Lady diana - top secret

Author: Sergio Felleti

Publisher: Tektime

ISBN: 8873041493

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 197

View: 4190

What and who caused the death of Lady Diana? Was she a victim of a fatal accidental car crash, or was she violently murdered through a precise and well organized plot? According to the authors of many books it is an extremely mysterious event, and it will remain so forever, however this book gives out evidence, testimonies and accuracies about how things really went. Nothing of what happens can remain hidden forever! The literary content of this book, like a manual, aims to reveal everything about what everyone called ”THE BIG UNSOLVABLE MYSTERY ABOUT LADY DIANA'S DEATH”. About the Princess' tragic final events, after reading this book it will be easy to identify the real culprits, their names and last names, it will be obvious why and how they acted, what was their true motive and every single detail missed by the greatest investigators. Only after punishing the wrongdoers Diana will be able to rest in peace, and her two sons will be able to finally accept what has sadly happened to their mother. This publication is a tribute to the world most loved Princess. PUBLISHER: TEKTIME

The Real Diana

Author: Lady Colin Campbell

Publisher: eBook Partnership

ISBN: 1909807494

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 395

View: 8038

Royal insider Lady Colin Campbell was the first to predict the Waleses' separation and divorce, in her international bestseller, Diana in Private. People magazine said of it: 'Some Palace watchers note that she has an impressive roster of well-placed contacts and credit her with writing the most believable Diana biography'; while Lynn Barber, in the Daily Telegraph, called it 'Jaw-droppingly sensational'. The Real Diana contains startling new revelations about Diana which Lady Colin Campbell has unearthed since Diana's tragic death, including new theories on her death itself. The Real Diana is based on 35 interviews with Princess Diana conducted by Lady Colin Campbell – and for the first time Lady Colin Campbell names her Royal sources. Newly updated in 2013 with an Afterword that reveals Lady Colin's insights into the inquest into Diana's death, the years that have followed, and the birth of Prince George.

The Real Diana Dors

Author: Anna Cale

Publisher: White Owl

ISBN: 1526782189

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 218

View: 3860

The story of Swindon-born film star Diana Dors is one of fame, glamour and intrigue. From the moment she came into the world, her life was full of drama. Her acting career began in the shadow of the Second World War, entering the film world as a vulnerable young teenager and negotiating the difficult British studio system of the 1940s and 50s. Yet she battled against the odds to become one of the most iconic British actors of the 20th century. This book follows her remarkable story, from childhood in suburban Swindon, to acting success as a teenager and finding fame as the ‘the English Marilyn Monroe’. Many remember her as an outspoken and sometimes controversial figure, grabbing headlines for her personal life as often as her film roles. For Diana, image seemed to be everything, but there was more to her than the ‘blonde bombshell’ reputation suggested. A talented actor, she worked on numerous film and television projects, building a fascinating career that spanned decades. Set against the backdrop of the changing social landscape of twentieth century Britain, this book charts the ups and downs of her diverse acting career and her tumultuous private life, to build a fascinating picture of a truly unique British screen icon.

Diana of Orchard Slope

Author: Libbie Hawker

Publisher: Running Rabbit Press



Page: 300

View: 3034

Growing up is never easy. It's even harder when you have a mother who doesn't understand, a nagging sense of self-doubt, and a secret crush you can't confess...not even to your bosom friend. L. M. Montgomery's timeless classic, Anne of Green Gables, has been reimagined from the perspective of Diana Barry, Anne's best friend and kindred spirit. As Diana and Anne navigate the path from childhood to their grown-up lives, parents, schoolmates, and Anne's well-meaning blunders contrive to keep them apart. But two girls destined for lifelong friendship can't be separated so easily...can they? With the sweet charm and dreamy atmosphere of Montgomery's original story, Diana of Orchard Slope is sure to delight Anne fans, historical fiction readers, and lovers of the Jane Austen Fanfiction genre.