13 Best Historical European Biographies

List Updated March 2021

Bestselling Historical European Biographies in 2021


Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2021
  • Based on thousands of pages from Leonardo's astonishing notebooks and new discoveries about his life and work, Walter Isaacson weaves a narrative that connects his art to his science. He shows how Leonardo's genius was based on skills we can improve in ourselves, such as passionate curiosity, careful observation, and an imagination so playful that it flirted with fantasy.

Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man's Fight for Justice

Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man's Fight for Justice
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2021
  • Red Notice A True Story of High Finance Murder and One Man s Fight for Justice

Stalin: Waiting for Hitler, 1929-1941

Stalin: Waiting for Hitler, 1929-1941
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2021

The Accidental President: Harry S. Truman and the Four Months That Changed the World

The Accidental President: Harry S. Truman and the Four Months That Changed the World
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2021

The Hiding Place

The Hiding Place
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2021
  • Great product!

Paul: A Biography

Paul: A Biography
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2021

Meditations (Dover Thrift Editions)

Meditations (Dover Thrift Editions)
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2021
  • Dover Publications

The Boys Who Challenged Hitler: Knud Pedersen and the Churchill Club (Bccb Blue Ribbon Nonfiction Book Award (Awards))

The Boys Who Challenged Hitler: Knud Pedersen and the Churchill Club (Bccb Blue Ribbon Nonfiction Book Award (Awards))
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2021
  • Farrar Straus Giroux

The Gulag Archipelago Abridged: An Experiment in Literary Investigation (P.S.)

The Gulag Archipelago Abridged: An Experiment in Literary Investigation (P.S.)
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2021
  • Harper Perennial

Queen Victoria's Matchmaking: The Royal Marriages that Shaped Europe

Queen Victoria's Matchmaking: The Royal Marriages that Shaped Europe
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2021

Alone: Britain, Churchill, and Dunkirk: Defeat Into Victory

Alone: Britain, Churchill, and Dunkirk: Defeat Into Victory
BESTSELLER NO. 11 in 2021

Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape, and the Making of Winston Churchill

Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape, and the Making of Winston Churchill
BESTSELLER NO. 12 in 2021

Adolfo Kaminsky: A Forger's Life

Adolfo Kaminsky: A Forger's Life
BESTSELLER NO. 13 in 2021
  • Adolfo Kaminsky A Forger s Life

20th Wedding Anniversary Gift Ideas

Where can you find some nice china for the celebrating couple? How much will is cost? Keep reading to find some helpful information on where you can find a wonderful gift of china and how much it will cost for a couple's 20th wedding anniversary.

20th Wedding Anniversary Gift-Etoiles Dinnerware by Bernardaud
This beautiful china that is made in France can be found at Bloomingdale's and features a 1940's inspired whimsical design. This china would make a wonderful gift for a couple celebrating their 20th wedding anniversary who love pieces that are a little more unique and flashy.

This particular china features pieces ranging in price from $45 for a tea saucer to $697 for a cofeepot.

20th Wedding Anniversary Gift- Digital by Bernardaud
If you are looking for a more simple and clean china set for the couple in your life who will be celebrating their 20th wedding anniversary then you might want to consider this china, that can also be found at Bloomingdale's. Its plain white design can be paired with any color table cloth and and decor the couple may have in their diningroom.

These pieces range in price from $15 for a tea saucer to $285 for a salad bowl.

20th Wedding Anniversary Gift-Wedgwood Harmony Fine China
If you are looking for a more inexpensive china gift option for that special couple's 20th wedding anniversary, then you might look at Bed, Bath and Beyond for this blue floral print china.

This particular china is $54.99 for a 5 place setting set, or you can purchase individual pieces for as low at $8.99 (6" party plate).

20th Wedding Anniversary Gift-NewWave Premium Gold Dinnerware by Villeroy and Boch
If you are looking for something a little funky and contemporary, then this china set may be just what you are looking for. It has a wavy square design edged in gold.

A 5 piece place setting in this particular china is priced at $149.99.

20th Wedding Anniversary Gift-Go Anitque
If you want to get the couple a piece of china, but you aren't looking to get them a complete set, then you might consider getting them a nice antique china plate with a way to display it.

There is no way to know for sure how much this gift might cost, but you might try a search on Ebay, your local fleamarket or antique store where you can haggle over the price.

20th Wedding Anniversary Gift-China Tea Set
Englishteastore.com offers some nice china tea sets that would make wonderful 20th wedding anniversary gifts for couples that love formal things like tea sets.

It appears that most of these tea sets are in the $90-100 range.

20th Wedding Anniversary Gift-Flower Filled Vase
Ikea has some great, inexpensive vases that you could easily fill with flowers and give to the wonderful couple. They even have adorable artificial flowers that you can fill them with.

The price for this gift can range widely, depending on the vase you pick and whether you fill it with fresh flowers or artificial ones.

20th Wedding Anniversary Gift-A Book on Fine China
Okay, so it isn't exactly China, but if the couple that you are buying for already have a large collection of china, then you probably aren't going to feel comfortable shopping for china for them. In this case I would recommend a reference book to help them in the hunt for additions to their collection, or a book that helps them value pieces in their collection.

This gift is going to vary widely in price, it really depends on what kind of book you are looking for, and whether you are looking for a book for beginners or experts. Usually the associates at Borders can be quite helpful in helping you find just the right book in a price range that you are comfortable with.

There are many gift possibilities for that special couple in your life who will soon be celebrating their 20th wedding anniversary, and there is sure to be something in your price range that celebrates the traditional idea that the 20th wedding anniversary is the china anniversary.

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