17 Carnations

Author: Andrew Morton

Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books

ISBN: 1782434658

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 370

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The true story of Edward Windsor and Wallis Simpson's involvement with the Nazi regime, and the post-war cover-up. The story of the love affair between Wallis Simpson and King Edward VIII, and his abdication, has provoked endless fascination. However, the full story of their links with the German aristocracy and Hitler has remained untold. * 17 Carnations chronicles Hitler's attempts to matchmake between Edward and a German noblewoman, and Wallis's affair with the German foreign minister, who sent her a carnation for every night they had spent together. *Pro-German sympathizers, the couple became embroiled in a conspiracy to install Edward as a puppet king after the Allies' defeat. * The Duke's letters were hidden for years as the British establishment attempted to cover up the connection between the House of Windsor and Hitler. Thoroughly researched, 17 Carnations reveals the whole fascinating story, throwing sharp new light on this dark chapter of history.

Summary of Andrew Morton's 17 Carnations

Author: Everest Media,

Publisher: Everest Media LLC


Category: History

Page: N.A

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Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 The Prince of Wales was the first royal sex symbol of the modern age, and he was adored by Americans. He was the most glittering jewel in the royal crown, and he was on display. #2 The king’s seemingly endless and arduous imperial tours were a golden opportunity to reinforce the relevance of the monarchy. He visited some forty-five countries and travelled an estimated 150,000 miles by sea and train. #3 The prince’s first visit to the United States was very exciting, and he was seen as a man of the New World. He was also very adored on the West Coast. #4 The public adored the prince, but he did not believe in himself or his future position as king. He was constantly depressed, and often wished he could change places with his travelling companion.


Author: Twigs Way

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 1780236816

Category: Nature

Page: 224

View: 8199

From wedding bouquets to funeral wreaths, carnations can be seen everywhere in human culture. Their colorful but delicately folded petals have made them one of the foremost decorative flowers, from the gardens of the Ottoman Empire to American Mothers Day bouquets, via Chinese medicines and French Empresses. In this book, Twigs Way explores the extraordinary history of this inimitable flower. The author traces the trials and tribulations of early breeders—compelled by florists’ fascinations for the striped and spotted—which led to delightfully colored (and delightfully named) varieties such as Lustie Gallant and Bleeding Swain. She looks at the symbolism of the red and white—and even green—carnations made famous by Oscar Wilde, and glides through many of the rooms in literature and history that we have filled with the carnation’s glorious scent. Travelling from Europe to China, Way explores how carnations have been used by herbalists the world over as a treatment for ailments to both mind and body, and she looks at the many paintings that have attempted to capture their unique complexities. Lavishly illustrated and full of unexpected delights, this book will—like the carnation itself—charm the mind and invigorate the senses.

Traitor King

Author: Andrew Lownie

Publisher: Kings Road Publishing

ISBN: 1788704851

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 3168

Praise for The Mountbattens 'Impressively well-researched... a fresh and dispassionate look' - Daily Mail, biography of the year 'Dares to go where no other Mountbatten biography has gone before' - The Lady 'A complex story, beautifully written - which never felt less like a history lesson, but I learned so much' - Anne Sebba 11 December 1936. The King of England, Edward VIII, has given up his Crown, foregoing his duty for the love of Wallis Simpson, an American divorcée. Their courtship has been dogged by controversy and scandal, but with Edward's abdication, they can live happily ever after. But do they? Beginning his astonishing biography at the moment most turn away, bestselling historian Andrew Lownie reveals the dramatic lives of the Windsors post-abdication. This is a story of a Royal shut out by his family and forced into exile; of the Nazi attempts to recruit the Duke to their cause, and of why the Duke, as Governor of the Bahamas, tried to shut down the investigation into the murder of a close friend. It is a story of a couple obsessed with their status, financially exploiting their position, and manipulating the media to portray themselves as victims. The Windsors were, in their day, the most glamorous exiles in the world, flitting from sumptuously appointed mansions in the south of France to luxurious residences in Palm Beach. But they were spoiled, selfish people, obsessed with their image and revelling in adulterous affairs. Drawing upon hitherto unexplored archives, Lownie shows how their glittering, brittle world was riddled with treachery and betrayal, and why the Royal family never forgave the Duke for choosing love over duty.

Flowers and Foliage Plants

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Cut flowers

Page: N.A

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Byline Baltimore

Author: William Hughes

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 153206277X

Category: Photography

Page: 262

View: 5869

Bill Hughes’ Byline Baltimore covers the field from a commentary on the “Presidential Campaign from Hell,” (2016), to an article on the zany comedian, Roseanne Barr, to the sex scandals in two city Catholic schools, to an essay that asks this probing question: “What Is Deep State.” Hughes has enjoyed writing about Baltimore’s endearing personalities, such as: Al Kaline, Mary Avara, Helen Delich Bentley, Marilyn Mosby, John Waters, Amy Davis, Matt Porterfield and Judge Tom Ward. Each of his 81 commentaries/reports tells a story. All photos/illustrations are by him.