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Last month I wrote about a 60th anniversary, that of the classic 1950s TV show starring Lucille Ball. Now I'm writing about another 60th anniversary, that of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II. There has been a lot of news coverage of this, probably due in no small part to the fact that only Victoria reigned longer. This book caught my attention when I saw its author in two separate interviews on the cable news channels. Sally Bedell Smith clearly admires the queen, and I was impressed when I found out that Elizabeth has an 80% approval in the UK. Is there anyone in the USA who can approach that? KPL has this 2012 book in five formats: digital audiobook, e-book, large type, compact disc, and the regular print edition. I wonder what other 60ths are out there waiting to be celebrated this year?
Elizabeth the queen : the life of a modern monarch