Mistresses: True Stories of Seduction Power and Ambition

Mistresses: True Stories of Seduction Power and Ambition

Mistresses: True Stories of Seduction Power and Ambition ➽ [Reading] ➿ Mistresses: True Stories of Seduction Power and Ambition By Leigh Eduardo ➲ – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk Mistresses is a collection of highly entertaining mini biographies of ten women from the last 300 years who used their sexuality to procure power and in some cases great wealth From Charles II's favou Mistresses is a collection of Stories of Kindle Ô highly entertaining mini biographies of ten women from the last years who used their sexuality to procure power and in some cases great wealth From Charles II's favourite mistress Barbara Villiers to the 'Black Venus' Josephine Baker and including amongst others Emma Hamilton Lola Montez George Sand Eva Braun and Marion Davies Mistresses is a fascinating Mistresses: True PDF or exploration of these remarkable women's courage and ambition Packed full of gossipy anecdotes this is popular history at its sparkling best.


10 thoughts on “Mistresses: True Stories of Seduction Power and Ambition

  1. Carolyn James Carolyn James says:

    Another one of my bargain finds Mistresses follows a handful of powerful woman throughout history and the relationships they had over their lifetimes It was a fun way to learn a little history from a different perspective and read about some kick ass women I enjoyed learning about George Sand the most I found some bits dragged on but of course there are particular parts of history I enjoy then others If you like history and reading about real people this is a good one to pick up and peruse through


  2. Sharon E. Sharon E. says:

    Not typically my type of book but I thought I'd try it and I was happy I did The lives of mistresses were intriguing to say the very least There were a few stories that I found a bit long and wordy and skipped over those parts but for the most part I enjoyed it Enlightening


  3. Ilona Ilona says:

    You'd think a book about seduction power and ambition would be just a tiny bit exciting but it wasn't For the most part it read like the interesting bits of a rather stodgy history book Not what I was hoping for nor what the blurb suggestedOh well


  4. Libraryvixen Libraryvixen says:

    Historically inaccurate


  5. Dana Al-Basha دانة الباشا Dana Al-Basha دانة الباشا says:

    I bought this book years ago I remember going through it uickly it was fascinating and intriguing The author writes the history of 8 mistresses to important men and how they gained their fame fortune and power and how they lost them as well Here's the chaptersBarbara Villiers Miss of State England Madame de Montespan An affair with the Devil FranceEmma Hamilton A Legacy to King and Country EnglandGeorge Sand A Lust for Life FranceLola Montez Adventuress with a Whip IrelandEva Braun Mistress in the Shadows German Marion Davies History's Wealthiest Mistress AmericaLa Belle Otero The Suicide's Siren SpainI wish the author made it to ten and included Mata Hari Netherlands and Veronica Franco Italy


  6. Bruce Bruce says:

    An anthology of short biographies describing the lives and times of eight women I was aware of half of them and was intrigued with all of them Most were physically attractive when they started and some aged gracefully A few retained their wealth while others gambled away or otherwise lost the wealth and power they had one time possessed All of the biographies describe the lovers of these women Courtesan might be a better term for some of the women because they had several 'clients' over time only a couple are what one would describe as long term mistresses


  7. Allyson Kramer Allyson Kramer says:

    A wonderful book I loved reading about these women although I didn't admire how they got their influence over the men in their lives I appreciated that this was the 'power' they had at times when women didn't have much say or power in their lives I found it interesting to read about these relationships some which seemed to really exist out of love


  8. Jo Jo says:

    The author looks at the lives of eight women who were mistresses to famous men ranging from Barbara Villiers in the 17th century to Eva Braun in the mid 20th century Enough of a biography to get you interested in these women but not too much of an information overload Because of this book I'll be looking for full length biographies of some of the women featured


  9. Orea Orea says:

    This is a really good book with a lot of detail It's filled with love humor history and tragedy from Barbara Villiers born in 1641 to La Belle Otero born 1868


  10. Mj Mj says:

    Fascinating read from Madame de Montespan to George Sand to Eva Braun and


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10 thoughts on “Mistresses: True Stories of Seduction Power and Ambition

  1. Carolyn James Carolyn James says:

    Another one of my bargain finds Mistresses follows a handful of powerful woman throughout history and the relationships they had over their lifetimes It was a fun way to learn a little history from a different perspective and read about some kick ass women I enjoyed learning about George Sand the most I found some bits dragged on but of course there are particular parts of history I enjoy then others If you like history and reading about real people this is a good one to pick up and peruse through

  2. Sharon E. Sharon E. says:

    Not typically my type of book but I thought I'd try it and I was happy I did The lives of mistresses were intriguing to say the very least There were a few stories that I found a bit long and wordy and skipped over those parts but for the most part I enjoyed it Enlightening

  3. Ilona Ilona says:

    You'd think a book about seduction power and ambition would be just a tiny bit exciting but it wasn't For the most part it read like the interesting bits of a rather stodgy history book Not what I was hoping for nor what the blurb suggestedOh well

  4. Libraryvixen Libraryvixen says:

    Historically inaccurate

  5. Dana Al-Basha دانة الباشا Dana Al-Basha دانة الباشا says:

    I bought this book years ago I remember going through it uickly it was fascinating and intriguing The author writes the history of 8 mistresses to important men and how they gained their fame fortune and power and how they lost them as well Here's the chaptersBarbara Villiers Miss of State England Madame de Montespan An affair with the Devil FranceEmma Hamilton A Legacy to King and Country EnglandGeorge Sand A Lust for Life FranceLola Montez Adventuress with a Whip IrelandEva Braun Mistress in the Shadows German Marion Davies History's Wealthiest Mistress AmericaLa Belle Otero The Suicide's Siren SpainI wish the author made it to ten and included Mata Hari Netherlands and Veronica Franco Italy

  6. Bruce Bruce says:

    An anthology of short biographies describing the lives and times of eight women I was aware of half of them and was intrigued with all of them Most were physically attractive when they started and some aged gracefully A few retained their wealth while others gambled away or otherwise lost the wealth and power they had one time possessed All of the biographies describe the lovers of these women Courtesan might be a better term for some of the women because they had several 'clients' over time only a couple are what one would describe as long term mistresses

  7. Allyson Kramer Allyson Kramer says:

    A wonderful book I loved reading about these women although I didn't admire how they got their influence over the men in their lives I appreciated that this was the 'power' they had at times when women didn't have much say or power in their lives I found it interesting to read about these relationships some which seemed to really exist out of love

  8. Jo Jo says:

    The author looks at the lives of eight women who were mistresses to famous men ranging from Barbara Villiers in the 17th century to Eva Braun in the mid 20th century Enough of a biography to get you interested in these women but not too much of an information overload Because of this book I'll be looking for full length biographies of some of the women featured

  9. Orea Orea says:

    This is a really good book with a lot of detail It's filled with love humor history and tragedy from Barbara Villiers born in 1641 to La Belle Otero born 1868

  10. Mj Mj says:

    Fascinating read from Madame de Montespan to George Sand to Eva Braun and

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