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17 Carnations: The Windsors, The Nazis and The Cover-Up

17 Carnations: The Windsors, The Nazis and The Cover-Up
 

The true story of Edward Windsor and Wallis Simpson's involvement with the Nazi regime, and the post-war cover-up.

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ISBN 9781782434573
Barcode 9781782434573
Published 1 April 2015 by Michael O'Mara Books Ltd
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By Morton, Andrew
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Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9781782434573
ISBN-10 1782434577
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (OOS locally); allow 2-3 weeks for delivery
Publisher Michael O'Mara Books Ltd
Imprint Michael O'Mara Books Ltd
Publication Date 1 April 2015
International Publication Date 19 March 2015
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Morton, Andrew
Category Biography & Autobiography: Royalty
World History
British & Irish History
Number of Pages 384
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 231mm
Spine: 29mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Autobiography: Royalty
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 941.084092
Catalogue Code 564124

Description of this Book

The story of the love affair between Wallis Simpson and King Edward VIII, and his abdication in order to marry the divorcee, has provoked fascination and discussion for decades. However, the full story of the couple's links with the German aristocracy and Hitler has until now remained untold. Meticulously researched, 17 Carnations chronicles this entanglement, starting with Hitler's early attempts to matchmake between Edward and a German noblewoman. While the German foreign minister sent Simpson seventeen carnations daily, each one representing a night they had spent together, she and the Duke of Windsor corresponded regularly with the German elite. Known to be pro-German sympathizers, the couple became embroiled in a conspiracy to install Edward as a puppet king after the Allies were defeated. After the war, the Duke's letters were hidden in a German castle that had fallen to American soldiers. They were then suppressed for years, as the British establishment attempted to cover up this connection between the House of Windsor and Hitler. Drawing on FBI documents, material from the German and British Royal Archives, and the personal correspondence of Churchill, Truman, Eisenhower and the Windsors themselves, 17 Carnations reveals the whole fascinating story. Steeped in intrigue and suspense, this account throws sharp new light on a dark chapter of history.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Andrew Morton was born in 1953 in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire. He studied history at the University of Sussex, England, one of Britain's top research universities, with a focus on aristocracy and the 1930s. He is an acclaimed journalist and writer, the bestselling author of a number of biographies featuring the British Royal Family as well as celebrities including Tom Cruise, Angelina Jolie and Madonna. His bestselling biography of Princess Diana, Diana: Her True Story, met with international acclaim as the closest we will ever come to her autobiography.

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