The Reluctant King

The Reluctant King

The Life & Reign of George VI, 1895-1952

Book - 1989
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On Friday, December 11, 1936, King Edward VIII abdicated the British throne to marry Wallis Simpson. The abdication came at a crucial time in history, with Europe moving toward war. Suddenly Edward's younger brother, Albert, had to assume the throne. At forty-one, the new King faced not only a difficult family crisis, but a skeptical British press andpublic as well. The abdication crisis, the King's leadership during the war, his relationship with Churchill, the unfolding saga of the two brothers, and much more are examined in detail by this biography.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, c1989.
ISBN: 9780312043377
Branch Call Number: 921 GEO
Characteristics: xiv, 506 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.


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