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Traitor king: the scandalous exile of the Duke & Duchess of Windsor
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New York : Pegasus Books,, 2022.
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Book
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422 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits (some color) ; 24 cm
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Drawing upon newly released archives, bestselling biographer Andrew Lownie tells the story of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor's glittering lives after Edward abdicated the throne—a world that was riddled with treachery and betrayal.

Town & Country "Must Read Book"

11 December 1936. The King of England, Edward VIII, has given up his crown, foregoing his duty for the love of Wallis Simpson, an American divorcée. Their courtship has been dogged by controversy and scandal, but with Edward's abdication, they can live happily ever after.

But do they? Beginning this astonishing dual biography at the moment that most biographers turn away, bestselling historian Andrew Lownie reveals the dramatic lives of the Windsors post-abdication. This is a story of a royal shut out by his family and forced into exile; of the Nazi attempts to recruit the duke to their cause; and of why the duke, as Governor of the Bahamas, tried to shut down the investigation into the murder of a close friend. It is a story of a couple obsessed with their status, financially exploiting their position, all the while manipulating the media to portray themselves as victims.

The Duke and Duchess of Windsor were, in their day, the most glamorous exiles in the world, flitting from sumptuously appointed mansions in the south of France to luxurious residences in Palm Beach. But they were spoiled, selfish people, obsessed with their image, and revelling in adulterous affairs. Drawing upon previously unexplored archives, Lownie shows in dramatic fashion how their glittering world was riddled with treachery and betrayal—and why the royal family never forgave the duke for choosing love over duty.
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Ashland Adult Nonfiction
921 WINDSOR
Due Sep 6, 2022
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NEW 921 W724L Windsor, Edward
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English
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9781639361410, 1639361413

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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The complex and contradictory lives of the Windsors following Edward's abdication of the British throne in 1936. Shut out by the royal family, the couple was forced into exile--but a glamorous one in which they flitted from sumptuously appointed mansions in the south of France to luxurious residences in Palm Beach. They were spoiled, selfish people, obsessed with their image, reveling in adulterous affairs, and financially exploiting their position in a glittering world riddled with treachery and betrayal.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Lownie, A. (2022). Traitor king: the scandalous exile of the Duke & Duchess of Windsor. New York: Pegasus Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Lownie, Andrew. 2022. Traitor King: The Scandalous Exile of the Duke & Duchess of Windsor. New York: Pegasus Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Lownie, Andrew, Traitor King: The Scandalous Exile of the Duke & Duchess of Windsor. New York: Pegasus Books, 2022.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Lownie, Andrew. Traitor King: The Scandalous Exile of the Duke & Duchess of Windsor. New York: Pegasus Books, 2022. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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