King Edward VIII : A Biography.
Place Published: New York, NY, U.S.A.:
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Incorporated,
Date Published: 1991.
Description: The dust jacket reads: "Philip Ziegler is a master of biographical narrative. He tells the extraordinary history of King Edward VIII with fine judgement and the power of a born storyteller. Seldom has such exhaustive research been made co compellingly readable." -Michael Holroyd 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 helll of the trenches in the Great War, who raged 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. This book has 551 pages and 48 pages of black and white photographs. The book is in excellent condition with only a red mark on the top of pages and a small red remainder mark on the bottom at the spine edge of pages. The jacket is in very good condition only showing minor bending on the spine edges. JMVintage specializes in books, magazines and other treasures related to the Duke and Duchess of Windsor and other curious people.Edition: First edition
Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good in Very Good dj
Book Id: 185