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Author Powell, Ted, author.

Title King Edward VIII : an American life / Ted Powell.

Publication Info. Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2018.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Casa Verdugo Library Non-Fiction    92 Windsor,E POW    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Edition First edition.
Description xii, 322 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [293]-302) and index.
Contents Introduction: An American Love Affair -- 1. Edward VIII and the Birth of the American Century -- 2. The Prince and the Doughboys, 1918-1919 -- 3. A New World: Edward's Tour of North America, 1919 -- 4. Jazzin' Around: Panama, San Diego, and Hawaii, 1920 -- 5. The EP Ranch: A Fantasy of Escape -- 6. An Englishman in New York, 1924 -- 7. 'The Prince of Wales and Other Famous Americans': Edward and the American Media -- 8. Luckiest of Females: The Prince and American Women -- 9. David against Edward -- 10. Inner Emigration: The Americanization of a Prince -- 11. 'The Great Catastrophe': The Prince, the Depression, and the USA -- 120 Wallis -- 13. 'The Greatest Story since the Crucifixion': America and the Abdication -- 14. The Frog Prince: The Windsors in Exile, 1937-1945 -- Epilogue: A Fly in Amber, 1945-1972.
Summary Before he fell in love with Wallis Simpson, Edward VIII had fallen in love with America. Edward's fascination with America was not unreciprocated. America was equally fascinated by the Prince, especially his love life, and he became an international media celebrity through newsreels, radio, and the press.
Subject Windsor, Edward, Duke of, 1894-1972 -- Travel -- United States.
Windsor, Edward, Duke of, 1894-1972 -- Homes and haunts -- United States.
Windsor, Edward, Duke of, 1894-1972 -- Marriage.
Windsor, Edward, Duke of, 1894-1972 -- Public opinion.
Public opinion -- United States.
Genre/Form Biographies.
ISBN 9780198795322 (hardback)
0198795327 (hardback)

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