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Hatshepsut The Queen who was King [Kindle Edition]

Glenys Poorta
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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Book Description

This is the story of Queen Hatshepsut, one of the most charismatic of the rulers of ancient Egypt. She lived in the Nile Valley almost three and a half thousand years ago and, in what was mainly a man's world, proved her ability to rule one of the world's most amazing civilisations with skilful efficiency and vision. Her story is one of romance, intrigue and outstanding achievement which brought great prosperity to Egypt and assured her of a place in history as one of the most powerful female rulers of all time. Her death and the events that followed her demise are shrouded in mystery but she left a lasting legacy both in the elegant monuments that she built and in the fascinating account of her personal life and relationships.

Product Details

  • File Size: 531 KB
  • Print Length: 202 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009KKO7FK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #253,512 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hatshepsut Excellent! January 29, 2014
By HABU122
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This has to be one of the best Egyptian reads ever! The story flows beautifully, it's correct historically, or at least what we do know about Hatshepsut and really imaginative. I couldn't put it down. It's not an easy job to take history that is in the realm of ancient Egypt and bring it to life. Ms. Poorta did just that! Good read! You won't be sorry you picked it up!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A woman who ruled the world April 9, 2014
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This story was easy to follow, I do wonder how we know so much, yet can't define the relationship to her architect. If you have an interest in ancient Egypt,this is for you her (Hatshepsut) temple is one of the most recognized in Egypt. The queen herself a unique character. Enjoyable read.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars July 17, 2014
By boo
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Not enough information on her life. This is more a Junior reader book.
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1.0 out of 5 stars waste of time October 28, 2014
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I don't know how this book got 3,5 stars. It is a childish and painfully naive read.I doubt that even my teenager self would read it.Also, it is kind of like cheating to promote it under this title, which clearly alludes to the book I really wanted to buy "the woman that would be king" by Cara Cooney. Of course, I haven't read that one yet, so I can only hope that it's better.
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2.0 out of 5 stars not for me January 2, 2015
By ebb
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Two stars is a little harsh but just couldn't quite go three.Iit's a really tough task to write a compelling and historically accurate account when so little is known for sure. The author acknowledged this herself. Unfortunately she doesn't quite pull it off. Maybe an Egyptology buff would find this more engrossing but at least I learned a few things about the ancient world.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars July 12, 2014
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possible story
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4.0 out of 5 stars The queen who was king. July 1, 2014
By Mamma
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Since I taught ancient history for numerous years and since I am especially interested in the 18th dynasty of Egypt I was drawn to this book. I suspect that anyone without any background in Egyptian history, especially this dynasty, might find the book a bit difficult. That being said the book did prove to be interesting and presented a reasonably accurate portrait of Hatshepsut and the complex society that existed in that time period.
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