The Duchess of Windsor: The Secret Life

The Duchess of Windsor: The Secret Life

by Charles Higham
     
 

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Higham is author of many best-selling books, including a number of biographies of such notable figures as Howard Hughes, Katharine Hepburn, Errol Flynn, Bette Davis, and Marlene Dietrich. His biography of the Duchess of Windsor became a bestseller when it was originally published in 1988. The revised edition incorporates major new documentary evidence that was

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Higham is author of many best-selling books, including a number of biographies of such notable figures as Howard Hughes, Katharine Hepburn, Errol Flynn, Bette Davis, and Marlene Dietrich. His biography of the Duchess of Windsor became a bestseller when it was originally published in 1988. The revised edition incorporates major new documentary evidence that was unavailable in 1988 in archives in France, England, and the U.S., including information about the duchess's affair with a top-ranking American political figure, the duke's romantic involvement with a male equerry, secret radio broadcasts the couple made to Hitler, and a 1938 blackmail plot against the couple. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781557732279
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/01/1989

Meet the Author

Charles Higham is the author of many bestselling books, including Howard Hughes, a basis of The Aviator, a major motion picture starring Leonardo DiCaprio, as well as acclaimed biographies of Katharine Hepburn, Errol Flynn, Bette Davis, and Marlene Dietrich. He received the Prix des Créateurs from the Académie Française and was a Hollywood feature writer for the New York Times from 1970 to 1980.

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