Title 17 carnations : the royals, the Nazis, and the biggest cover-up in history / Andrew Morton.
Author Morton, Andrew, 1953- author.
Publication [Ashland, Or.] : Hachette Book Group, 2015.
Edition Unabridged.
Description 1 online resource (1 sound file (11 hr., 06 min., 22 sec.)) : digital
Time 110622
Description digital
audio file
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Performer Read by James Langton.
Summary A meticulously researched historical tour de force in the style of the bestselling In the Garden of Beasts. Historian Andrew Morton's 17 Carnations combines his considerable research background with his proven talent for addictive and readable narrative, giving us a true story steeped in intrigue, suspense, and historical drama.17 Carnations tells the story of the feckless Edward VIII, Duke of Windsor, and his wife Wallis Simpson, whose affair with Joachim von Ribbentrop embroiled the duke in a German plot to use him as a puppet king during their takeover of the British Empire. Although we know that the war ended with Hitler's defeat, Edward's story was far from over. The duke's collaboration with Hitler had resulted in piles of correspondence between them. This damning correspondence, now hidden in a German castle that had fallen to American soldiers, could forever tarnish the reputation of the royal family. 17 Carnations reveals, for the first time in history, the story of the cover-up of those letters, starting with a daring heist--by order of Churchill and the king themselves--to bring the letters back safely to England and out of American hands. Morton's unique experience and training make him the perfect person to tell this story as it's never been told before, fusing history and entertainment to create a vivid, atmospheric chronicle of the Windsors' darkest secrets. The shadowy connection between the House of Windsor, the German aristocracy, and Hitler has hovered on the edge of public consciousness for decades, but no royal biography or historical chronicle has been able to tell the full story--until now. Drawing on FBI documents, material from the German and British Royal Archives, and the personal correspondence of Churchill, Truman, Eisenhower, and the Windsors themselves, 17 Carnations is a dazzling historical drama full of adventure, intrigue, and startling revelations by a master of the genre.
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Subject Windsor, Edward, Duke of, 1894-1972 -- Political and social views.
Germany -- Politics and government -- 1933-1945.
Hitler, Adolf, 1889-1945.
Great Britain -- Kings and rulers.
Hitler, Adolf, 1889-1945. (OCoLC)fst00034591
Windsor, Edward, Duke of, 1894-1972. (OCoLC)fst00000163
Kings and rulers. (OCoLC)fst00987694
Political and social views. (OCoLC)fst01353986
Politics and government. (OCoLC)fst01919741
Germany. (OCoLC)fst01210272
Great Britain. (OCoLC)fst01204623
1933 - 1945
Genre Audiobooks.
Downloadable audio books.
Audiobooks. (OCoLC)fst01726208
Addl. Author Langton, James, narrator.
OverDrive, Inc., distributor.
Alt Title Seventeen carnations

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