King Edward VIII: The Official Biography.
Place Published: London:
Date Published: 1990.
Description: FIRST EDITION. 654 pages including index and 41 pages of black and white photographs. The condition of the book is NEAR FINE with a slightly cocked spine. The jacket is in NEAR FINE condition with slight crimping on spine ends. JMVINTAGE specializes in Books, Magazines and Treasures related to the Duke and Duchess of Windsor....and other curious people. Dust Jacket Reads: When King Edward VIII acceded to the throne in January 1936, Stanley Baldwin hailed him as the best qualified of British monarch. The British people needed no such reassurance.They knew him to be widely travelled; to be good-looking, eloquent, quick-witted, charming beyond the normal measure of humanity; to have concerned himself with patently sincere good will in the problems of unemployment, proverty and homelessness which plagued his people. Only those closest to him suspected that this radiant image would not endure; only the best-informed were not startled and appalled when the reign ended eleven months after had begun. For the first time this extraordinary story is told by someone who has enjoyed unrestricted access to the treasure house of the Royal Archives; has seen the private papers of courtiers hitherto jealously guarded by their descendants; studied the secret Cabinet documents of the period, the reports of the police and security services, the embargoed papers of such statesmen as Chamberlain, Baldwin and Winston Churchill; as important as anything, has read the 2000-odd letters the Prince wrote to his beloved Freda Dudley Ward between 1920 and the advent of Mrs. Simpson. Only in the light of these letters can the Prince;s feeling for Mrs Simpson properly be understood.Edition: First edition
Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj
Book Id: 1296