Greg King (author)

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Greg King (born 1964) is an American author, best known for his biographies of prominent historical figures.

Biography[edit]

Born in 1964, King first became interested in royal history, particularly the Romanov Dynasty, at the age of ten.[1]

Reviews[edit]

A review in the Manhattan (Kansas) Mercury praised King's books about the sinking of the Andrea Doria and the Lusitania as works of historical non-fiction which provide the reader with a "clearer understanding of the causes" of these tragedies.[2]

Publications[edit]

  • The Last Empress: The Life and Times of Alexandra Feodorovna, Empress of Russia, 1994
  • The Mad King: The Life and Times of Ludwig II of Bavaria, 1996
  • The Man Who Killed Rasputin: Prince Felix Youssoupov and the Murder That Helped Bring Down the Russian Empire, 1996
  • The Duchess of Windsor: The Uncommon Life of Wallis Simpson, 1999
  • Sharon Tate and the Manson murders, 2000
  • The Fate of the Romanovs, co-authored with Penny Wilson, 2003
  • The Court of the Last Tsar: Pomp, Power and Pageantry in the Reign of Nicholas II, 2006
  • Gilded Prism: The Konstantinovichi Grand Dukes & the Last Years of the Romanov Dynasty, with Penny Wilson, 2006
  • Twilight of Splendor: The Court of Queen Victoria During Her Diamond Jubilee Year, 2007
  • A Season of Splendor: The Court of Mrs Astor in Gilded Age New York, 2008
  • The Resurrection of the Romanovs: Anastasia, Anna Anderson, and the World's Greatest Royal Mystery, with Penny Wilson, 2010
  • The Assassination of the Archduke: Sarajevo 1914 and the Romance That Changed the World, with Sue Woolmans, St. Martin's Press, 2013
  • Lusitania: Triumph, Tragedy, and the End of the Edwardian Age, with Penny Wilson, St. Martin's Press, 2015
  • Twilight of Empire: The Tragedy at Mayerling and the End of the Habsburgs, St. Martin's Press, 2017
  • The Last Voyage of the Andrea Doria: The Sinking of the World's Most Glamorous Ship, with Penny Wilson, St. Martin's Press, 2020

References[edit]

  1. ^ King, Greg (July 3, 2013). "About Me". Eurohistory (Press release). Retrieved December 9, 2021.
  2. ^ Allen, Marcia (August 23, 2020). "Tragedies at sea: Outstanding historical writing". Manhattan (Kansas) Mercury. Archived from the original on 2021-12-10. Retrieved December 28, 2021.