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A Conspiracy of Crowns: The True Story of the Duke of Windsor and the Murder of Sir Harry Oakes
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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The Duke and Duchess of Windsor and the Abdication of Edward VIII - Nonfiction
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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
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.