In Destiny's Hands: Five Tragic Rulers, Children of Maria Theresa by C. Vovk Justin C. VovkIn Destiny's Hands: Five Tragic Rulers, Children of Maria Theresa by C. Vovk Justin C. Vovk

In Destiny's Hands: Five Tragic Rulers, Children of Maria Theresa

byC. Vovk Justin C. Vovk

Paperback | January 14, 2010

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Justin Vovk's In Destiny's Hands is the heartbreaking story of five children of Austria's iconic empress, Maria Theresa, who watched as their royal worlds were ripped apart by tragedy and epic misfortunes. These are the stories of Joseph, whose disastrous reign forced Austria to the brink of civil war; Amalia, the brazen and scandalous duchess who married a boy-prince and died exiled and forgotten; Leopold, Maria Theresa's unassuming second son, who was the envy of Europe until his tumultuous reign was cut tragically short; Maria Carolina, the very Austrian queen of Naples, who ended her days fighting Napoleon with her dying breath; and Marie Antoinette, the legendary teenage bride, who was hated and reviled as Queen of France and met her ultimate fate on the guillotine, a testimony to her mother's vain ambition. Painstakingly researched and masterfully crafted, In Destiny's Hands brings to vivid life the world of eighteenth century like never before.

"Readers will find many fascinating details in Vovk's In Destiny's Hands. Vovk has shed... light on these individuals and provided a much needed new work on Maria Theresa'sprogeny."
-Julia P. Gelardi, author of the critically acclaimed Born to Rule: Five Reigning Consorts, Granddaughters of Queen Victoria and In Triumph's Wake: Royal Mothers, Tragic Daughters, and the Price They Paid For Glory

"Be prepared for heart break, smiles, and most of all, a roller coaster of enlightenment... you will not be able to it down."
-David Antunes, M.A., author of Napoleon's Way: How One Little Man Changed the World

Title:In Destiny's Hands: Five Tragic Rulers, Children of Maria TheresaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.93 inPublished:January 14, 2010Publisher:IuniverseLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1450200818

ISBN - 13:9781450200813

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from An exciting royalty book! This book is exciting, fascinating, and compelling. I have been interested in royal history for several years, but had never found anything that really gave me insights into the Hapsburgs. When I read this book I was blown away. I loved the way it wove together five different story lines, each on showing a different facet of the imperial family of Austria. A Must Read for anyone who loves history or royalty!
Date published: 2010-03-16