The Windsor Tapestry.
Place Published: New York:
Publisher: Frederick A Stokes Co.,
Date Published: 1938.
Description: 591 pages with index. The book is in VERY GOOD condition--spine is slightly cocked and some discoloration to spine top and bottom edges. Previous owners library plate on inside front board. The dust jacket is in GOOD condition with tearing and chipping. The dust jacket spine has a cut in it and is faded. JMVintage specializes in books, magazines, and treaures related to the Duke and Duchess of Windsor....and other curious people.Dust jacket reads: The first thing to note about the "most controversial book of modern times" is that it bears no resemblance to any gossip book about the Abdication nor to any of the richly imaginative newspaper disquisitions upon "Wally and Edward." It is, in fact, the only serious and authentic presentation of Edward's side of the case that has yet been written. The author, who is a brilliant student of politics and matters ecclesiastical, is fearless in his revelation of the facts that preceded the Abdication and it was his indignation at the campaign of calumny which followed in its wake that finally drove him to seek the Duke of Windsor s permission to ride to the attack. For attack it is, rather than defense; as the independent and forthright Punch puts it: He has done fine execution among the windbags and weathercocks." The most conspicuous victim is, of course, Lord Baldwin, with the revered London Times and the Church of England not far behind. The weapon is not abuse; in Mr. Mackenzie's hand the rapier is at once more murderous and more merciful than the club, and each adversary is finally routed by the opposition of cold fact. The clean anger of the fighter never crowds out the scholar's precision or the thinker's sense of justice. The result is a book which is of absorbing interest at the present time and of unmistakable importance to the future, so damning is its evidence, so clear-cut are its conclusions. In England THE WINDSOR TAPESTRY is being furiously attacked and as furiously defended not only for its valiant championship of the Duke of Windsor and its lethal handling of British ultra-conservatism, but also for its entirely original treatment of the marriages and morals of the House of Hanover viewed in the light of the Abdication. Howard Spring, eminent critic and author of My Son, My Son! says: "No one who knows either Mr. Compton Mackenzie or his writing will expect his book to be a sensational or scandalous affair. It would not be fair to call it dispassionate--for there is passion enough. But it is passion controlled, passion implemented by a master of his own art.Edition: First edition
Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good in Good dj
Book Id: 790