17 Carnations

The Windsors, The Nazis and The Cover-Up
Author: Andrew Morton
Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books
ISBN: 1782434658
Category: History
Page: N.A
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The story of the love affair between Wallis Simpson and King Edward VIII, and his abdication in order to marry the divorcée, has provoked fascination and discussion for decades. However, the full story of the couple's links with the German aristocracy and Hitler has until now remained untold. Meticulously researched, 17 Carnations chronicles this entanglement, starting with Hitler's early attempts to matchmake between Edward and a German noblewoman. While the German foreign minister sent Simpson seventeen carnations daily, each one representing a night they had spent together, she and the Duke of Windsor corresponded regularly with the German elite. Known to be pro-German sympathizers, the couple became embroiled in a conspiracy to install Edward as a puppet king after the Allies were defeated. After the war, the Duke's letters were hidden in a German castle that had fallen to American soldiers. They were then suppressed for years, as the British establishment attempted to cover up this connection between the House of Windsor and Hitler. 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 reveals the whole fascinating story, throwing sharp new light on a dark chapter of history.

The King's Speech

Wie ein Mann die britische Monarchie rettete
Author: Mark Logue,Mark; Conradi Logue
Publisher: Riva Verlag
ISBN: 3864130670
Category: Fiction
Page: 286
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The King's Speech erzählt die wahre Geschichte von Albert, Duke of York, dem späteren König George VI. Albert muss sich nach der Abdankung seines älteren Bruders, König Edward VIII., der aufgrund seiner Liebe zu der bürgerlichen Amerikanerin Wallis Simpson auf die Krone verzichtet, auf die Rolle als künftiger König vorbereiten.

The Scandalous Freddie McEvoy

The true story of the swashbuckling Australian rogue
Author: Frank Walker
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0733639887
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 336
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Swashbuckler, daredevil racing-car champion, Winter Olympian, gambler, smuggler, scoundrel, stud and suspected Nazi agent who died a mysterious death - this is the fascinating story of the scandalous Freddie McEvoy. Born in Melbourne in 1907, Freddie's life took him from socialising with a young Errol Flynn in Sydney and on to the French Riviera in the heady years leading up to World War II. With his dashing good looks and charm, Freddie lived a swashbuckling life, quickly figuring out his path to easy fortune was through lonely rich women. World War II didn't stop Freddie's hedonistic pursuits - he skipped enlistment for Australia and Britain to party on in Hollywood, where he renewed his friendship with the now infamous Errol Flynn. Always short of cash, Freddie smuggled guns and diamonds on his yacht between California and Mexico and was rumoured to have worked as a spy. It was a life lived large and Freddie's death in 1951 was under the most mysterious circumstances off the coast of Morocco: his body was found naked and scalped . . . Frank Walker, bestselling author of The Tiger Man of Vietnam and Maralinga, has for the first time uncovered the complete, outrageous and incredible true story of Freddie McEvoy, Australia's daredevil lothario. 'Freddie was one of the great livers of life. He lived it the way he saw it - he didn't give a hoot.'Errol Flynn 'Pleasure is my business.' Freddie McEvoy 'an extraordinary yarn . . . finely researched' Sun-Herald on Frank Walker's Ghost Platoon

Wallis in Love

The untold true passion of the Duchess of Windsor
Author: Andrew Morton
Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books
ISBN: 1782437231
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 392
View: 1721
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A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER. Sunday Times bestselling author Andrew Morton reveals new information and sources that totally transform our perception of Wallis Simpson. Wallis in Love brings a fascinating new perspective on the 20th century's most controversial royal scandal. Andrew Morton's impeccable research and unerring skill for riveting storytelling combine to present a strong case for a new and startling reveal: that the woman who rocked the world with her uncompromising passion for the Prince of Wales may have fooled everyone by keeping the object of her true passion hidden away... From her relatively lowly beginnings in America - where young Wallis and her mother were dependent on her domineering and powerful Uncle Sol, to her rise through the social ranks and her determination to one day beat men at their own game - to the ultimate conquest of the Prince of Wales, Morton paints a vivid and multi-faceted picture of a compelling, ambitious and often hard-hearted woman, who may have won the jewel in the British crown but very possibly at the expense of her true happiness. Wallis in Love reveals the men Wallis truly loved, the men who broke her heart - and the hearts she broke in turn. In this vivid, fresh and frankly amazing portrait of the Duchess of Windsor, Morton draws on interviews, secret letters, diaries and never before seen or heard primary sources. From the day she was born in a ramshackle cottage in the hills to revealing what really happened the night her husband died, Morton paints a fresh and enticing portrait of the Duchess of Windsor.

Alexandra Romanowa

die letzte Zarin
Author: Carolly Erickson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783492249409
Category:
Page: 458
View: 7146
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Diana: Her True Story - In Her Own Words

The Sunday Times Number-One Bestseller
Author: Andrew Morton
Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books
ISBN: 1782436936
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 448
View: 1077
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THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER-ONE BESTSELLER. A reissue of this classic title brought up to date with never-before-published material from the original taped interviews and a new introduction by Andrew Morton. This edition reflects on the extraordinary circumstances surrounding the original publication, and on the long-term legacy of Diana, the woman who helped reinvigorate the royal family, giving it a more emotional, human face, and thus helping it move forward into the 21st century.

Hanns und Rudolf

Der deutsche Jude und die Jagd nach dem Kommandanten von Auschwitz Mit zahlreichen s/w-Abbildungen
Author: Thomas Harding
Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag
ISBN: 342342432X
Category: History
Page: 416
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»Thomas Harding eröffnet einen neuen Blick auf das Gift des Nazismus und einen seiner tödlichsten Vollstrecker.« The Times Thomas Harding kannte seinen Großonkel Hanns Alexander als einen freundlichen Mann mit viel Familiensinn, der ein bürgerliches Leben als Bankangestellter in London geführt hatte, sich für die Synagoge engagierte und gerne Witze machte. Seine jüdische Familie stammte aus Berlin und war in den 1930er-Jahren in letzter Minute nach England ins Exil entkommen. Das wussten alle. Ansonsten wurde über den Krieg nicht gesprochen. Erst nach dem Tod von Hanns Alexander erfuhr Harding, dass er ein Nazi-Jäger gewesen war. Er hatte Rudolf Höss, den nach Kriegsende untergetauchten Kommandanten von Auschwitz, in seinem Versteck auf einem Bauernhof in Norddeutschland aufgespürt und so dafür gesorgt, dass ihm der Prozess gemacht wurde.

Angelina Jolie


Author: Andrew Morton
Publisher: Knaur eBook
ISBN: 3426403730
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 392
View: 1374
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»Wenn ich einmal groß bin, werde ich Schauspielerin. Eine große Schauspielerin.« Angelina Jolie Wer ist die schönste Frau Hollywoods wirklich? Hure oder Heilige, Süchtige oder Familientier, die Brad Pitt domestiziert hat und selbst nach dem nächsten Oscar greift, nachdem sie ihn bereits für Durchgeknallt bekommen hat? Unfassbar der intime Bruderkuss in aller Öffentlichkeit, unnachahmlich ihre bizarren Tattoos und unbeirrt ihr Engagement für die Armen und Verfolgten dieser Welt. Dem Celebrity-Biographen Andrew Morton gelingt ein hautnahes Porträt dieser faszinierenden Persönlichkeit. Angelina Jolie von Andrew Morton: die außergewöhnliche Biografie im eBook!

Als Hemingway mich liebte


Author: Naomi Wood
Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe
ISBN: 3455813879
Category: Fiction
Page: 368
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Im Sommer 1926 fahren Hemingway und seine Frau Hadley von Paris in ihr Haus in Südfrankreich. Sie verbringen ihre Tage mit Schwimmen, Bridge, Drinks und Hadleys bester Freundin Pauline. Dass sie zugleich Hemingways Geliebte ist, scheint Mrs. Hemingway Nr. 1 in Kauf zu nehmen - vorerst. Bald ist klar: Weder sie noch Pauline wird die letzte Ehefrau sein. Basierend auf Briefen und anderen authentischen Quellen beschwört Naomi Wood nicht nur die immer wieder scheiternden Ehen des Schriftstellers herauf, sondern auch die Atmosphäre in den Kreisen der Bohème jener Zeit. Eine tragische, herzzerreißende, großartig erzählte Geschichte über das Scheitern vierer Frauen an einem charismatischen Mann und erfolgreichen Schriftsteller.

Der Churchill-Faktor


Author: Boris Johnson
Publisher: Klett-Cotta
ISBN: 3608101128
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 472
View: 817
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Mit fulminanter Erzählfreude und einem pointensicheren Gespür für die erhellende Anekdote schildert Boris Johnson Leben und Charakter des bedeutendsten britischen Staatsmannes des 20. Jahrhunderts (1874 –1965). Fasziniert von der Einmaligkeit, dem Humor und Sprachwitz, dem Abenteurertum, den politischen und literarisch-künstlerischen Leistungen seines Helden, hat er eine ebenso kenntnisreiche wie hinreißende Liebeserklärung an Winston S. Churchill verfasst. Mit britischer Nonchalance zeigt Johnson, was die Jahrhundertgestalt Churchill jedem von uns heute noch bedeuten kann.

Diana

Her True Story - In Her Own Words
Author: Andrew Morton
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781782437444
Category: Princesses
Page: 448
View: 3933
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THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER-ONE BESTSELLER.A reissue of this classic title brought up to date with never-before-published material from the original taped interviews and a new introduction by Andrew Morton.This edition reflects on the extraordinary circumstances surrounding the original publication, and on the long-term legacy of Diana, the woman who helped reinvigorate the royal family, giving it a more emotional, human face, and thus helping it move forward into the 21st century.

Die 24 Gesetze der Verführung

Kompaktausgabe
Author: Robert Greene
Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
ISBN: 3446440623
Category: Political Science
Page: 234
View: 1300
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Verführung ist der Schlüssel zum Erfolg: in der Liebe, in der Politik, in der Wirtschaft. In seinem Bestseller "Die 24 Gesetze der Verführung", der hier als Kompaktausgabe vorliegt, zeigt Robert Greene, wie man mit Charme und Überzeugungskraft andere Menschen beeinflussen und auf Abwege bringen kann. Er präsentiert das ganze Wissen, das sich im Lauf der Weltgeschichte über die Kunst der Verführung angehäuft hat: von Kleopatra über John F. Kennedy, Ovid und Casanova bis Freud. Und er erklärt die Regeln dieses amoralischen Spiels, dem sich keiner entziehen kann ...

The Girl in the Letter


Author: Emily Gunnis
Publisher: Headline Review
ISBN: 9781472255105
Category:
Page: 352
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Read her letter. Remember her story... Gripping. Mesmerising. Haunting. Heart-breaking. Once you've heard her story, you will never forget The Girl in the Letter. Perfect for fans of Kate Morton, Rachel Hore and Kathryn Hughes, this page-turning, moving novel of separation and long-buried secrets will stay with you for ever. In the winter of 1956 pregnant young Ivy is sent in disgrace to St Margaret's, a home for unmarried mothers in the south of England, run by nuns, to have her child. Her baby daughter is adopted. Ivy will never leave. Sixty years later, journalist Samantha stumbles upon a series of letters from Ivy to her lover, pleading with him to rescue her from St Margaret's before it is too late. As Sam pieces together Ivy's tragic story, terrible secrets about St Margaret's dark past begin to emerge. What happened to Ivy, to her baby, and to the hundreds of children born in the home? What links a number of mysterious, sudden deaths in the area? And why are those who once worked at St Margaret's so keen that the truth should never be told? As Sam unpicks the sinister web of lies surrounding St Margaret's, she also looks deep within - to confront some unwelcome truths of her own...

Im Dienste meiner Königin


Author: Paul Burrell
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783426777862
Category:
Page: 590
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Das Geisterspiel

Roman
Author: Andrew Taylor
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783442474943
Category:
Page: 474
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Searching for Lord Haw-Haw

The Political Lives of William Joyce
Author: Colin Holmes
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317408349
Category: Political Science
Page: 494
View: 493
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Searching for Lord Haw-Haw is an authoritative account of the political lives of William Joyce. He became notorious as a fascist, an anti-Semite and then as a Second World War traitor when, assuming the persona of Lord Haw-Haw, he acted as a radio propagandist for the Nazis. It is an endlessly compelling story of simmering hope, intense frustration, renewed anticipation and ultimately catastrophic failure. This fully-referenced work is the first attempt to place Joyce at the centre of the turbulent, traumatic and influential events through which he lived. It challenges existing biographies, which have reflected not only Joyce’s frequent calculated deceptions but also the suspect claims advanced by his family, friends and apologists. By exploring his rampant, increasingly influential narcissism it also offers a pioneering analysis of Joyce’s personality and exposes its dangerous, destructive consequences. "What a saga my life would make!" Joyce wrote from prison just before his execution. Few would disagree with him.