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Author Larman, Alexander, 1981- author.

Title The crown in crisis : countdown to the abdication / Alexander Larman.

Publication Info. New York : St. Martin's Press, 2021.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction  New Shelf  92 Windsor,E LAR    DUE 08-23-22
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Edition First U.S. edition.
Description xviii, 333 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Contents Introduction -- Prologue -- The royal concubine -- 'The most modernistic man in England' -- God save the King -- 'flatterers, sycophants and malice' -- 'Power without responsibility' -- 'The most serious crisis of my life' -- 'Something must be done' -- 'A clever means of escape' -- 'Make Britain great again' -- 'The best story since the resurrection' -- 'This is a bugger' -- 'Wherever you go, I will follow you' -- Failing tragically -- 'Pity and terror' -- "A far better thing I go to' -- Epilogue.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-297) and index.
Summary When King Edward VIII renounced his throne on December 10, 1936, the reason he gave was he could not fulfill his duties without the woman he loved by his side. Larman, informed by never-before-seen archival material, creates an hour-by-hour narrative that focuses on King Edward and Mrs. Simpson, but also looks closely at the roles played by those who stood against the king. He covers the assassination attempt on Edward's life and its consequences, and Edward's relationship with Nazi high command Ribbentrop. -- adapted from jacket
Subject Windsor, Edward, Duke of, 1894-1972 -- Abdication.
Great Britain -- Kings and rulers -- Abdication.
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1910-1936.
Great Britain -- History -- Edward VIII, 1936.
Windsor, Wallis Warfield, Duchess of, 1896-1986.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Other Editions: Reproduction of (manifestation): Larman, Alexander, 1981- Crown in crisis London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2020 9781474612579
ISBN 9781250274847 (hardcover)
1250274842 (hardcover)

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