The People's King : The True Story of the Abdication.
Place Published: New York, NY, U.S.A.:
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan,
Date Published: 2004.
Description: FIRST US EDITION, FIRST PRINTING. The book and dust jacket are in FINE/AS NEW (unread) condition. 293 pages with index plus 8 pages black and white photos. Philip Ziegler said of this book: "This book is an exercise in rehabilitation. As such it is overdue. The Duke of Windsor has been spectacularly traduced in recent years..without even the courtesy of a question mark, Williams reminds one of Edward's extraordinary charm, his ability to talk with the people of every kind, his wit, his genuine concern for the underprivileged." Dust jacket notes read: "The story of Edward VIII's abdication for the woman he loved was the most celebrated love story of the last century. Susan Williams's The People's King follows the six tense weeks leading up to the abdication. Several months before their wedding, the only people who had heard of Wallis Simpson were those people who belonged to the tiny social circle surrounding the family. Press coverage and newsreels strictly censored. Through contemporary letters and diaries, many never before published, '" Susan Williams demonstrates the huge popularity of the King and the tragic events that led to his downfall. This is a powerful and moving story of love, devotion to duty and betrayal. It's the story of a charismatic, radical young king who loved his people and was adored in return. It is the story of a man who, but for the plotting of his enemies, might have reigned for his lifetime, whether married to his beloved Wallis or not. It is a story so compelling that almost seventy years after it played itself out on the newspapers and radio waves of the world, it still continues to move and haunt anyone who knows it." JMVintage specializes in books, magazines, and treasures related to the Duke & Duchess of Windsor..and other curious subjects.Edition: First edition
Binding: Hard Back
Condition: Fine in Fine dj
Book Id: 19037