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A Conspiracy of Crowns: The True Story of the Duke of Windsor and the Murder of Sir Harry Oakes

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Set in the Bahamas during the World War II governorship of the Duke of Windsor, A Conspiracy of Crowns is a true story of glamour, avarice, and murder. Its portrayal of the Duke of Windsor as a Nazi sympathizer--who would stop at nothing to hide it--is sure to make headlines. Black-and-white photographs.
Hardcover, 308 pages
Published May 5th 1990 by Crown
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Lindsey
Aug 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
I couldn't put this book down. It was a crazy retelling of a trial that still doesn't have closure. I loved it.
Jkwilos
Jan 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
I liked the overlap of characters with The Paris Wife which I had just read. I enjoyed reading the end which summarized what had happened to the main players after the trial and up to their death. It all seemed rather futile in the end.
Marianne Shaker
May 24, 2017 rated it liked it
A bit of a ramble, but the author led a very interesting life and dropped names all over the place. A real-life mystery intertwined with events in Europe before WWII and after. Worth the interesting perspective on historical events.
Heather Ames
Dec 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
I picked this up while on vacation, visiting a writer friend who had just relocated to another state. We were perusing the local used bookstores, and this looked intriguing. I wasn't disappointed. To me, this was a fascinating look at the times I only heard about as a small child, when people still spoke in somewhat hushed tones about the abdication of the throne by Edward VIII so he could marry a thrice-divorced American woman. Alfred de Marigny's own story intersects with the Duke and Duchess ...more
Joseph Hamilton
Dec 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
I am all fired up to get Sir Harry Oakes' body exhumed from the Dover Cemetery in Dover-Foxcroft, Maine and get a competent autopsy done: was he bludgeoned or shot to death? An x-ray should reveal the answer. Perhaps ballistics could be matched up with a firearm.
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