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The Resource Princes at war : the bitter battle inside Britain's royal family in the Second World War, Deborah Cadbury

Princes at war : the bitter battle inside Britain's royal family in the Second World War, Deborah Cadbury

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Princes at war : the bitter battle inside Britain's royal family in the Second World War
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Princes at war
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the bitter battle inside Britain's royal family in the Second World War
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Deborah Cadbury
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Princes at war
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the bitter battle inside Britains royal family in the darkest days of WWII
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eng
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In 1936, the British monarchy faced the greatest threats to its survival in the modern erathe crisis of abdication and the menace of Nazism. The fate of the country rested in the hands of George V s sorely unequipped sons: a stammering King George VI, terrified that the world might discover he was unfit to rulea dull-witted Prince Henry, who wanted only a quiet life in the armythe too-glamorous Prince George, the Duke of Kenta reformed hedonist who found new purpose in the RAF and would become the first royal to die in a mysterious plane crashthe Duke of Windsor, formerly King Edward VIII, deemed a Nazi-sympathizer and traitor to his own countrya man who had given it all up for love "Princes at War" is a riveting portrait of these four very different men miscast by fate, one of whom had to save the monarchy at a moment when kings and princes from across Europe were washing up on England s shores as the old order was overturned. Scandal and conspiracy swirled around the palace and its courtiers, among them dangerous cousins from across Europe s royal families, gold-digging American socialite Wallis Simpson, and the King s Lord Steward, upon whose estate Hitler s deputy Rudolf Hess parachuted (seemingly by coincidence) as London burned under the Luftwaffe s tireless raids. Deborah Cadbury draws on new research, personal accounts from the royal archives, and other never-before-revealed sources to create a dazzling sequel to The King s Speech and tell the true and thrilling drama of Great Britain at war and of a staggering transformation for its monarchy
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British author Cadbury explores the many layers involved in the abdication crisis of 1936, which ceded the British crown to the seemingly least prepared of the four sons of George V, George VI, aka Bertie, who revealed himself in the subsequent crisis ofwar to be the most suitable and stalwart of all
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individual biography
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10406596
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BT
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941.084
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no index present
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non fiction
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the bitter battle inside Britain's royal family in the darkest days of WWII
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Princes at war : the bitter battle inside Britain's royal family in the Second World War, Deborah Cadbury
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23 cm.
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xiv, 357 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
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9781610396349
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Princes at war : the bitter battle inside Britain's royal family in the Second World War, Deborah Cadbury
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
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  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiv, 357 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781610396349
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(pbk.)
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
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n
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regular print

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