In Prince Charles: The Oral Biography, co-authors Deborah Hart Strober and Gerald Strober, will through substantive on-the-record interviews with a wide cross section of Charles's associates and contemporaries, chronicle his life from school days through his tumultous marriage to Diana, Princess of Wales, his long-standing affair and eventual union with Camilla Parker Bowles, and his decades of preparation as heir to Elizabeth II, his loving mother and mentor.
At the age seventy-three, Charles is a seasoned practitioner of royalcraft, He has spent his adult years living with the paradox of personally dreading the passing of the Queen while yearning for the moment when he will accede to the Throne, as well as assume the major international leadership role of heading the Commonwealth of Nations.
As the Monarch, while Charles will likely carve out new paths, he will likely retain his controversial positions on agriculture, alternative medicine and architecture. Although he will inherit an institution characterized by the Queen's devotion to duty, he will bear the burden of succeeding Britain's longest reigning soveriegn, one admired for bridging the gap between tradition and modernity.
Prince Charles: The Oral Biography, will appeal to afficianados of the British crown as well as to a wider readership interested in learning about the life of one, who longer than any other in his nation's history, has awaited the royal destiny to which he was born.
Deborah Hart Strober was born in Newark, New Jersey, due to what she calls an "accident" of birth in that she was supposed to come into this world at Beth Israel hospital in New York City.
Her father, a well-known journalist, and his pregnant wife had been invited to attend the New Jersey premiere of Gone With the Wind. Just before the intermission, Deborah's mother went into labor. Rushed to Newark's Beth Israel hospital, she would give birth two hours later.
Ms. Hart Strober, known professionally as Deborah Hart, attended Barnard College and the American Academy of...
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Gerald Strober was born in Brooklyn, NY. He received a B.A. in history from Gordon College and an M.A. in Jewish Studies from New York University where he was a National Defense Fellow.
Gerald served on the national interreligious affairs staff of the American Jewish Committee, authored Religion and the New Majority (with Lowell Streiker) and American Jews: Community in Crisis and was active in the presidential primary campaigns of senators Robert Kennedy and Henry Jackson.
He, and his wife, Deborah Hart Strober operated a boutique media relations company specializin...
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