Princess Catherine Radziwiłł (30 March 1858 - 12 May 1941) was a Polish princess from a famous Polish-Lithuanian aristocratic family named Radziwiłł. She was born as Countess Ekaterina Adamovna Rzewuska. She married Prince Wilhelm Radziwiłł at age 15 and moved to Berlin to live with his family. It was speculated that she was the author of a book gossiping about the German Emperor William II and Berlin society in 1884 under the pen name Paul Vasili.She stalked the English-born South African politician Cecil Rhodes and asked him to marry her, but he refused. She then got revenge by forging his name on a promissory note. She was convicted of forging Rhodes' signature and spent time in a South African jail for her crimes.Catherine Radziwiłł played a major role in the history of the antisemitic hoax "The Protocols of the Elders of Zion". In 1921, she gave a private lecture in New York. She claimed that "Protocols" were compiled in 1904-1905 by Russian journalists Matvei Golovinski and Manasevich-Manuilov at the direction of Pyotr Rachkovsky, Chief of the Russian secret service in Paris. Golovinski worked together with Charles Joly (son of Maurice Joly) at Le Figaro in Paris. This account, however, contradicts basic chronology of "Protocols" publication, as they were already published in 1903 in the Znamya Newspaper. Moreover, in 1902, Rachkovsky was dismissed from Paris Okhrana and returned to Saint Petersburg. In 1935, Catherine Radziwill repeated her statement as a witness at the Berne Trial.**......summary from WikipediaThis volume is text only, no illustrations.Be sure to look for Princess Radziwill's other books: - My Recollections - Memories of Forty Years
During the first half of the nineteenth century, Miss Sedgwick woulddoubtless have been considered the queen of American letters, but, inthe opinion of her friends, the beauty of her character surpassed themerit of her books. In 1871, Miss Mary E. Dewey, her life-longneighbor, edited a volume of Miss Sedgwick's letters, mostly tomembers of her family, in compliance with the desire of those who knewand loved her, "that some printed memorial should exist of a life sobeautiful and delightful in itself, and so beneficent in its influenceupon others." Truly a "life beautiful in itself and beneficent in itsinfluence," the reader will say, as he lays down this tender volume.
Book digitized by Google from the library of the New York Public Library and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb. Reprint of the 1905 ed Catharine Maria Sedgwick, 1789-1867.--Mary Lovell Ware, 1798-1849.--Lydia Maria Child, 1802-1880.--Dorothea Lynde Dix, 1802-1887.--Sarah Margaret Fuller Ossoli, 1810-1850.--Harriet Beecher Stowe, 1811-1896.--Louisa May Alcott, 1832-1888
"Droozle was probably the greatest writer in the world--any world!Jean Lanni could see that his girl friend, Judy Stokes, thought it was the lamest excuse she had ever heard. If your ballpoint pen won't write as you want it to, your life doesn't stop, she probably was thinking. You just get yourself another pen--You don't call off a marriage....Skeptically the girl with the long, golden red hair pointed at his breast pocket. ""This Droozle I must see. And who's that other member of the partnership there beside him? An eversharp pencil named Blackie?""""No, that is the other end of Droozle. Permit me to introduce you."" Blandly the tall, young artist slid Droozle from his breast pocket, straightened him from his U-shape and handed his twelve-inch pen to her.""A snake!"" she shrieked.""What else?""""Why, I thought those ruby eyes were jewels! I must have squeezed right up against him when I kissed you,"" she cried indignantly.""You did. I felt him squirm a little.""""Oh! And here I thought it was your heart beating wildly.""""Well, maybe it was. It does that sometimes.""""Let's try again. And this time hold your snake behind you."" The long-legged girl stood on tiptoe to reach him.""It _was_ your heart beating wildly,"" she decided a moment later. ""Which makes me think you might not just be trying to get rid of me by a silly excuse.""""Believe me, I'm not,"" he urged. ""Droozle is the key to all my fortunes.""""All right, tell me about it. But first tell me where in the universe you got him.""........ "
Here is a listing of the chapters:Part I. —Memories of England 1. My Visit to England 2. English Political Circles 3. More English Impressions 4. England through the Eyes of a Foreigner Part II.— Memories of Germany 1. The Emperor William I2. Daily Life at the Court 3. Receptions and Ceremonies 4. The Empress's Thursdays 5. A Disappointed Life 6. An Empress's Foibles 7. Prince Frederick 8. The Imperial Family 9. The Entourage of the Sovereigns 10. Court Festivities in Berlin 11. Smart Society m Berlin 12. A Few Berlin Hostesses 13. The Radziwill Family 14. The Intellectual World of Berlin 15. Prince von Bismarck16. Count von Moltke and a Few Military Men 17. The Reichstag and its Different Parties18. The Diplomatic Corps 19. Prince von Hohenlohe and Prince von Bulow 20. Princess Victoria 21. The Personality of the Crown Princess Victoria 22. Victoria as Empress Part III.— Memories of Russia 1. Alexander III. and his Consort 2. The Imperial Family 3. Some of the Emperor's Ministers 4. The Personal Friends of the Emperor 5. High Society in St. Petersburg6. Social Life in St. Petersburg7. A Few Salons of Old 8. Pretty Women and Amiable Men 9. Princess Lise Volkhonsky 10. Famous Diplomats 11. Journalism in Russia 12. Death of Alexander III13. The Coronation of Nicholas II14. The Bell of Nyrob : a Russian Legend This version for Kindle is text only, no photographs are included.
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