By Andrew Morton
Andrew Morton tells the tale of the feckless Edward VIII, later Duke of Windsor, his American spouse, Wallis Simpson, the unusual wartime Nazi plot to make him a puppet king after the invasion of england, and the tried cover-up through Churchill, normal Eisenhower, and King George VI of the duke's family members with Hitler. From the alleged affair among Simpson and the German overseas minister to the invention of most sensible mystery correspondence concerning the guy dubbed "the traitor king" and the Nazi excessive command, this can be a saga of intrigue, betrayal, and deception suffused with a heady aroma of intercourse and suspicion.
For the 1st time, Morton finds the total tale in the back of the cover-up of these damning letters and diagrams: the bold heist ordered via King George VI, the graceful duplicity of a Soviet undercover agent in addition to the sour rows and recriminations one of the British and American diplomats, politicians, and teachers. Drawing on FBI records, particular photos, and fabric from the German, Russian, and British royal information, in addition to the non-public correspondence of Churchill, Eisenhower, and the Windsors themselves, 17 CARNATIONS is a stunning historic drama, jam-packed with event, intrigue, and startling revelations, written via a grasp of the genre.
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17 Carnations: The Royals, the Nazis, and the Biggest Cover-Up in History by Andrew Morton