- Tapa dura: 384 páginas
- Editor: Michael O'Mara (9 de marzo de 2015)
- Idioma: Inglés
- ISBN-10: 1782434569
- ISBN-13: 978-1782434566
- Valoración media de los clientes: Sé el primero en opinar sobre este producto
- Clasificación en los más vendidos de Amazon: nº663.211 en Libros en idiomas extranjeros (Ver el Top 100 en Libros en idiomas extranjeros)
17 Carnations: The Windsors, The Nazis and The Cover-Up (Inglés) Tapa dura – 9 mar 2015
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Meticulously researched... the story behind one of the British establishment's most scandalous secrets... 17 Carnations reveals the whole fascinating story. (Daily Telegraph 2015-03-21)
A devastating portrait of a boyish prince who was in reality a serial womaniser - until he gave up the throne for his domineering wife (The Mail on Sunday 2015-03-08)
Readable and occasionally racy (The Independent 2015-03-19)
Mr Morton is given to sensational reporting, and his newest book is no exception. (The Wall Street Journal Europe)
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The true story of Edward Windsor and Wallis Simpson's involvement with the Nazi regime, and the post-war cover-up.
The story of the love affair between Wallis Simpson and King Edward VIII, and his abdication, has provoked endless fascination. However, the full story of their links with the German aristocracy and Hitler has remained untold.
* 17 Carnations chronicles Hitler's attempts to matchmake between Edward and a German noblewoman, and Wallis's affair with the German foreign minister, who sent her a carnation for every night they had spent together.
*Pro-German sympathizers, the couple became embroiled in a conspiracy to install Edward as a puppet king after the Allies' defeat.
* The Duke's letters were hidden for years as the British establishment attempted to cover up the connection between the House of Windsor and Hitler.
Thoroughly researched, 17 Carnations reveals the whole fascinating story, throwing sharp new light on this dark chapter of history.Ver Descripción del producto
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But Morton, in his slightly tabloidy style, brings some new aspects to how Edward and his divorcee wife were wooed by Hitler in the decade leading to World War II and during its first few years.
Yet, nothing is made certain. There is still room for the palace spin doctors to try to discredit the idea that someone from the British royal family could be so disloyal.
It's a fascinating read for those interested in the complexities of European politics of the 1930s, well-referenced, racy in style.
It is made all the more intriguing by recent publication of photographs purportedly showing the future Queen Elizabeth trying a Nazi salute when she was a child.
There may be more yet to reveal from what amounts to a very long-term and successful campaign to bury embarrassing history.
It was fascinating to learn more about prewar Germany and Europe, and surprising to learn that most European royal families were related to the Windsors or Prince Philip. I learned a little more about the American and British Prime Ministers of the time, as they were also involved after the abdication.
I expected to have a clearer picture of the Duke and Duchess after reading "17 Carnations". Perhaps when the reign of Queen Elizabeth II ends more will be revealed. The 17 carnations were never explained. Surely, after all these years, someone has cast some light on their constant arrival.