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The Queen: Her Life

Andrew Morton

Warwick’s & University of San Diego’s College of Arts and Sciences present
Andrew Morton
in conversation with Brian Clack

The Queen: Her Life

Tuesday, November 29, 2022 - 7:00pm PST

Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice Theater (KIPJ Theater) at USD
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110
The Queen: Her Life
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$30+tax & fee: One General Admission & one copy of The Queen*
$40+tax & fee: Two General Admissions & one copy of The Queen*
*Ticketholders will receive their copy of The Queen when checking in at the event. If unable to attend, the book will be held at Warwick's for pick-up after the event. 

  • General Admission Check-In at 6:15PM. Please print out your tickets.
  • Seating is first-come, first served.
  • Ticketholders will receive a copy of The Queen at check-in. Additional books will be available for purchase at this event.
  • Please enter campus from the west entrance and park in the west lot. Shuttles will be available from the parking structure to the theater. The event will begin on time, so please allow plenty of time to get from the parking structure to the theater.
  • Please call the Warwick's Book Department at 858-454-0347 for more information.

Andrew Morton studied history at the University of Sussex, England, with a focus on aristocracy and the 1930s. Morton has written extensively on celebrity including biographies of Tom Cruise, Angelina Jolie, and Madonna, as well as the British royal family.  He has written bestselling biographies of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Prince Andrew, and Meghan Markle. His #1 New York Times bestselling biography Diana: Her True Story won international acclaim, described by critics as a "modern classic" and "the closest we will ever come to her autobiography."

#1 New York Times bestselling biographer Andrew Morton provides the definitive, most comprehensive account of Queen Elizabeth II's legendary reign.

Painfully shy, Elizabeth Windsor's personality was well suited to her youthful ambition of living quietly in the country, raising a family, and caring for her dogs and horses. But when her uncle, King Edward VIII, abdicated, she became heir to the throne - embarking on a journey that would test her as a woman and queen.

Ascending to the throne at only 25, this self-effacing monarch navigated endless setbacks, family conflict, and occasional triumphs throughout her 70 years as the Queen of England. As her mettle was tested, she endeavored to keep the monarchy relevant culturally, socially, and politically, often in the face of resistance from inside the institution itself. And yet the greatest challenges she faced were often inside her own family, forever under intense scrutiny; from rumors about her husband's infidelity, her sister's marital breakdown, Princess Diana's tragic death, to the recent departure of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

Now in The Queen, renowned biographer Andrew Morton takes an in-depth look at Britain's longest reigning monarch, exploring the influence Queen Elizabeth had on both Britain and the rest of the world for much of the last century. From leading a nation struggling to restore itself after the devastation of the second World War to navigating the divisive political landscape of the present day, Queen Elizabeth was a reluctant but resolute queen. This is the story of a woman of unflagging self-discipline who will long be remembered as mother and grandmother to Great Britain, and one of the greatest sovereigns of the modern era.

Brian R. Clack, Ph.D., is Professor of Philosophy and A. Vassiliadis Director of the Humanities Center at University of San Diego. He came to USD in September 2007, having previously taught in Oxford, England. Clack’s research has focused on psychoanalysis, pessimism, the philosophy of religion, the conservative tradition, and Wittgenstein. In addition to his position in the Department of Philosophy, he is also the founding director of USD’s Humanities Center.

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$30.00
ISBN: 9781538700433
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - November 15th, 2022