王冠を賭けた恋―ウインザー公爵夫人の華麗な人生 単行本 – 1990/4
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In the first biography since her death, Charles Higham (Brando) paints the most revealing portrait ever of the legendary American woman who caused an English king to renounce his throne--the Duchess of Windsor, a.k.a. Wallis Warfield Simpson. Illustrated. --このテキストは、絶版本またはこのタイトルには設定されていない版型に関連付けられています。
The Duke and Duchess led an extravagant lifestyle, funded by the Duke's inheritances and dubious investments they made through connections they set up worldwide through their travels. They worked tirelessly (in the top realms of society) to fund and encourage fascists, most importantly Hitler, whom they hoped would defeat Stalin and his communist regime. Hitler led them to believe that if he were successful in defeating the Soviet Union, he'd march through Europe and set up the Duke as the fascist leader of England. Wallis worked behind everyone's backs to secure this.
This documents supporting the extent of her role has came to light in the last decades of the 20th century. Many documents were lost, destroyed, or kept secret by governments involved in the subversion. Charles Higham, who was present as a child to the abdication, has gathered this information and talked to primary sources to document the book. There are so many people named that when you finish the book you feel as if you had read both the London and Paris phonebooks.
What one is left with is amazement that the Duke and Duchess, before during and after the war, were able to live a lavish lifestyle in Europe and to travel extensively, even to the United States, to gather support for their agenda. The Duke was an odd personality, driven but misguided, and Wallis ruled him with an iron will, fueled by revenge because she was not the Queen of England.