Queen Elizabeth II: The Oral History
Deborah Hart Strober, Gerald Strober

Queen Elizabeth II: The Oral History

Queen Elizabeth II: The Oral History paints a spirited, global portrait of a life lived in service to Her Majesty's people. It is filled with fascinating eye-winess accounts; from the early years of the Queen's reign-the shocking death of her father and the adjustment required of a newly married couple-through to the children's marriages, the death of Princess Diana, and Prince Harry and Meghan's move to the United States.


This book features more than one hundred substantive interviews from diverse sources: staff, family and friends, such as Lady Pamela Hicks and the Earl of Harewood, and public figures, including Rabbi Julia Neuberger, Michael Heseltine, David Steel and Andy Burnham. Originally published in 2002, it also contains memories from crucial figures now lost to us, including  Winston Spencer Churchill, namesake and grandson of the prime minister, Garret Fitzgerald, Lord and Lady Longford, and Nelson Mandela.


This extraordinary oral history offers a revealing view into the workings of Buckingham Palace and the strengths and weakesses of the Royal Family, depicting Her Majesty's historic seventy years as Monarch as well as her leadership of the Commonwealth.


In his updated version, Deborah Hart Strober and Gerald Strober,the co- authors of eight other critically acclaimed oral biographies and histories, provide new insight into both the world's most famous royal personality.and her likely successors.   


Book Details:

  • Author: Deborah Hart Strober, , Gerald Strober
  • On Submission
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    • UK: September Publishing
    • US: Pegasus
    • Denmark: Mellemgaard
    • Saudi Arabia: Sumo
Deborah Hart Strober,

Deborah Hart Strober,

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

Gerald Strober

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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Book Reviews

  • "This glittering biography delves into the scandal-filled and history-making partnership of Lord Louis ‘Dickie’ Mountbatten and his wife Edwina, an heiress turned humanitarian who charmed the world."
    People Magazine
  • "The Monarchy is just as carefully timed as Royal (by Robert Lacey) but offers more satisfying illumination. It is an assiduously compiled narrative of the Queen's reign from both the view of public figures and 'ordinary' people."
    The Observer
  • "It's a massive tray of informational hor d' oeuvres yet strangely satisfying nonetheless as it contains many delicious tidbits and glimpses behind the scenes."
    Globe & Mail
  • "A terrific book. It makes for an immediacy that you don't get in the usual biography. There are things I've never read before."
  • "...this multifaceted oral biography presents a complex and intriguing portrait...the Strobers whose popular, critically noted oral biographies of Reagan and Nixon are landmarks of the genre, have shepherded quotes into a balanced and critical (if sympathetic) study...the Strobers achieve a rare blend of the gossipy and the political. Deliciously informative and always entertaining, this is a royals book for thinking people."
    Publishers Weekly