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The Resource Princes at war : the bitter battle inside Britain's royal family in the darkest days of WWII, Deborah Cadbury

Princes at war : the bitter battle inside Britain's royal family in the darkest days of WWII, Deborah Cadbury

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Princes at war : the bitter battle inside Britain's royal family in the darkest days of WWII
Title
Princes at war
Title remainder
the bitter battle inside Britain's royal family in the darkest days of WWII
Statement of responsibility
Deborah Cadbury
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Author
Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
In 1936, the British monarchy faced the greatest threats to its survival in the modern era --the 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 rule; a dull-witted Prince Henry, who wanted only a quiet life in the army; the too-glamorous Prince George, the Duke of Kent -- a reformed hedonist who found new purpose in the RAF and would become the first royal to die in a mysterious plane crash; and the Duke of Windsor, formerly King Edward VIII, deemed a Nazi-sympathizer and traitor to his own country -- a 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
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
941.084
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Princes at war : the bitter battle inside Britain's royal family in the darkest days of WWII, Deborah Cadbury
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-338) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
December 1936-September 1939: Circumstances without parallel ; A very full heart ; Enmity and fear -- September 1939-August 1940: In this grave hour ; Into the unknown ; The decisive struggle ; Treachery -- August 1940-December 1942: There will always be an England ; Ever widening conflict ; It's my brother -- January 1943-January 1952: Tested as never before in our history ; Something more than courage ; For valour
Control code
ocn890181198
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 357 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781610394031
Lccn
2014957933
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)890181198
Label
Princes at war : the bitter battle inside Britain's royal family in the darkest days of WWII, Deborah Cadbury
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-338) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
December 1936-September 1939: Circumstances without parallel ; A very full heart ; Enmity and fear -- September 1939-August 1940: In this grave hour ; Into the unknown ; The decisive struggle ; Treachery -- August 1940-December 1942: There will always be an England ; Ever widening conflict ; It's my brother -- January 1943-January 1952: Tested as never before in our history ; Something more than courage ; For valour
Control code
ocn890181198
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 357 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781610394031
Lccn
2014957933
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)890181198

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