King Edward VIII : A Biography.
Place Published: New York, NY, U.S.A.:
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Incorporated,
Date Published: 1991.
Description: Stated FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. 552 including notes and the index. There are 74 black and white photos throughout the book The book is in NEAR FINE condition with a slightly cocked spine. The jacket is in NEAR FINE condition with minor crimping at spine ends. JMVINTAGE specializes in books, magazines and ephemera related to the Duke and Duchess of Windsor...and other curious people The dust jacket reads: Edward was the twentieth century's Prince Charming. He was handsome, eloquent, quick-witted, charismatic, a dazzling foil to his stuffy royal parents. He was a popular hero who saw firsthand the hell of the trenches in the Great War, who ranged at the miseries of the Depression, who adored jazz, danced the night away and seemed the very embodiment of a new democratic royalty that would rule the greatest empire on earth. When he became King in 1936, only those closest to him knew that this radiant image could not-and would not-endure; even insiders were scarcely prepared for the appalling scandal and shock when, a mere eleven months later, his reign abruptly ended with a nighttime journey to France and marriage to an American divorcee. Drawing on Edward's extremely frank and explicit diaries, on his two thousand love letters (long assumed to have been destroyed) and on the private and secret papers of Baldwin, Chamberlain and Churchill, Ziegler enables us to see the man, for the first time as he was. In this deeply moving book, written with authority and with judicious compassion, the truth about Edward-the prince, the King and the exile-is finally told.Edition: First edition
Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj
Book Id: 1271