17 Carnations

The Windsors, The Nazis and The Cover-Up
Author: Andrew Morton
Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books
ISBN: 1782434658
Category: History
Page: N.A
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The story of the love affair between Wallis Simpson and King Edward VIII, and his abdication in order to marry the divorcée, has provoked fascination and discussion for decades. However, the full story of the couple's links with the German aristocracy and Hitler has until now remained untold. Meticulously researched, 17 Carnations chronicles this entanglement, starting with Hitler's early attempts to matchmake between Edward and a German noblewoman. While the German foreign minister sent Simpson seventeen carnations daily, each one representing a night they had spent together, she and the Duke of Windsor corresponded regularly with the German elite. Known to be pro-German sympathizers, the couple became embroiled in a conspiracy to install Edward as a puppet king after the Allies were defeated. After the war, the Duke's letters were hidden in a German castle that had fallen to American soldiers. They were then suppressed for years, as the British establishment attempted to cover up this connection between the House of Windsor and Hitler. Drawing on FBI documents, material from the German and British Royal Archives, and the personal correspondence of Churchill, Truman, Eisenhower and the Windsors themselves, 17 Carnations reveals the whole fascinating story, throwing sharp new light on a dark chapter of history.

The King's Speech

Wie ein Mann die britische Monarchie rettete
Author: Mark Logue,Mark; Conradi Logue
Publisher: Riva Verlag
ISBN: 3864130670
Category: Fiction
Page: 286
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The King's Speech erzählt die wahre Geschichte von Albert, Duke of York, dem späteren König George VI. Albert muss sich nach der Abdankung seines älteren Bruders, König Edward VIII., der aufgrund seiner Liebe zu der bürgerlichen Amerikanerin Wallis Simpson auf die Krone verzichtet, auf die Rolle als künftiger König vorbereiten.

The Scandalous Freddie McEvoy

The true story of the swashbuckling Australian rogue
Author: Frank Walker
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0733639887
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 336
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Swashbuckler, daredevil racing-car champion, Winter Olympian, gambler, smuggler, scoundrel, stud and suspected Nazi agent who died a mysterious death - this is the fascinating story of the scandalous Freddie McEvoy. Born in Melbourne in 1907, Freddie's life took him from socialising with a young Errol Flynn in Sydney and on to the French Riviera in the heady years leading up to World War II. With his dashing good looks and charm, Freddie lived a swashbuckling life, quickly figuring out his path to easy fortune was through lonely rich women. World War II didn't stop Freddie's hedonistic pursuits - he skipped enlistment for Australia and Britain to party on in Hollywood, where he renewed his friendship with the now infamous Errol Flynn. Always short of cash, Freddie smuggled guns and diamonds on his yacht between California and Mexico and was rumoured to have worked as a spy. It was a life lived large and Freddie's death in 1951 was under the most mysterious circumstances off the coast of Morocco: his body was found naked and scalped . . . Frank Walker, bestselling author of The Tiger Man of Vietnam and Maralinga, has for the first time uncovered the complete, outrageous and incredible true story of Freddie McEvoy, Australia's daredevil lothario. 'Freddie was one of the great livers of life. He lived it the way he saw it - he didn't give a hoot.'Errol Flynn 'Pleasure is my business.' Freddie McEvoy 'an extraordinary yarn . . . finely researched' Sun-Herald on Frank Walker's Ghost Platoon

Hanns und Rudolf

Der deutsche Jude und die Jagd nach dem Kommandanten von Auschwitz Mit zahlreichen s/w-Abbildungen
Author: Thomas Harding
Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag
ISBN: 342342432X
Category: History
Page: 416
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»Thomas Harding eröffnet einen neuen Blick auf das Gift des Nazismus und einen seiner tödlichsten Vollstrecker.« The Times Thomas Harding kannte seinen Großonkel Hanns Alexander als einen freundlichen Mann mit viel Familiensinn, der ein bürgerliches Leben als Bankangestellter in London geführt hatte, sich für die Synagoge engagierte und gerne Witze machte. Seine jüdische Familie stammte aus Berlin und war in den 1930er-Jahren in letzter Minute nach England ins Exil entkommen. Das wussten alle. Ansonsten wurde über den Krieg nicht gesprochen. Erst nach dem Tod von Hanns Alexander erfuhr Harding, dass er ein Nazi-Jäger gewesen war. Er hatte Rudolf Höss, den nach Kriegsende untergetauchten Kommandanten von Auschwitz, in seinem Versteck auf einem Bauernhof in Norddeutschland aufgespürt und so dafür gesorgt, dass ihm der Prozess gemacht wurde.

Angelina Jolie


Author: Andrew Morton
Publisher: Knaur eBook
ISBN: 3426403730
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 392
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»Wenn ich einmal groß bin, werde ich Schauspielerin. Eine große Schauspielerin.« Angelina Jolie Wer ist die schönste Frau Hollywoods wirklich? Hure oder Heilige, Süchtige oder Familientier, die Brad Pitt domestiziert hat und selbst nach dem nächsten Oscar greift, nachdem sie ihn bereits für Durchgeknallt bekommen hat? Unfassbar der intime Bruderkuss in aller Öffentlichkeit, unnachahmlich ihre bizarren Tattoos und unbeirrt ihr Engagement für die Armen und Verfolgten dieser Welt. Dem Celebrity-Biographen Andrew Morton gelingt ein hautnahes Porträt dieser faszinierenden Persönlichkeit. Angelina Jolie von Andrew Morton: die außergewöhnliche Biografie im eBook!

Wallis in Love

The untold true passion of the Duchess of Windsor
Author: Andrew Morton
Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books
ISBN: 1782437231
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 392
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A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER. Sunday Times bestselling author Andrew Morton reveals new information and sources that totally transform our perception of Wallis Simpson. Wallis in Love brings a fascinating new perspective on the 20th century's most controversial royal scandal. Andrew Morton's impeccable research and unerring skill for riveting storytelling combine to present a strong case for a new and startling reveal: that the woman who rocked the world with her uncompromising passion for the Prince of Wales may have fooled everyone by keeping the object of her true passion hidden away... From her relatively lowly beginnings in America - where young Wallis and her mother were dependent on her domineering and powerful Uncle Sol, to her rise through the social ranks and her determination to one day beat men at their own game - to the ultimate conquest of the Prince of Wales, Morton paints a vivid and multi-faceted picture of a compelling, ambitious and often hard-hearted woman, who may have won the jewel in the British crown but very possibly at the expense of her true happiness. Wallis in Love reveals the men Wallis truly loved, the men who broke her heart - and the hearts she broke in turn. In this vivid, fresh and frankly amazing portrait of the Duchess of Windsor, Morton draws on interviews, secret letters, diaries and never before seen or heard primary sources. From the day she was born in a ramshackle cottage in the hills to revealing what really happened the night her husband died, Morton paints a fresh and enticing portrait of the Duchess of Windsor.

Diana: Her True Story - In Her Own Words

The Sunday Times Number-One Bestseller
Author: Andrew Morton
Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books
ISBN: 1782436936
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 448
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THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER-ONE BESTSELLER. A reissue of this classic title brought up to date with never-before-published material from the original taped interviews and a new introduction by Andrew Morton. This edition reflects on the extraordinary circumstances surrounding the original publication, and on the long-term legacy of Diana, the woman who helped reinvigorate the royal family, giving it a more emotional, human face, and thus helping it move forward into the 21st century.

Der Churchill-Faktor


Author: Boris Johnson
Publisher: Klett-Cotta
ISBN: 3608101128
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 472
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Mit fulminanter Erzählfreude und einem pointensicheren Gespür für die erhellende Anekdote schildert Boris Johnson Leben und Charakter des bedeutendsten britischen Staatsmannes des 20. Jahrhunderts (1874 –1965). Fasziniert von der Einmaligkeit, dem Humor und Sprachwitz, dem Abenteurertum, den politischen und literarisch-künstlerischen Leistungen seines Helden, hat er eine ebenso kenntnisreiche wie hinreißende Liebeserklärung an Winston S. Churchill verfasst. Mit britischer Nonchalance zeigt Johnson, was die Jahrhundertgestalt Churchill jedem von uns heute noch bedeuten kann.

Gute Prinzessinnen kommen ins Märchen, böse schreiben Geschichte

Von Olga, der Wilden, über Kaiserin Sisi bis zu Gloria von Thurn und Taxis
Author: Linda Rodriguez McRobbie
Publisher: btb Verlag
ISBN: 3641139848
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 416
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Es war einmal eine wunderschöne Prinzessin, die keine Angst hatte, sich die Hände schmutzig zu machen ... Dornröschen, Schneewittchen, Aschenputtel – Prinzessinnen sind die Heldinnen unserer Kindheit, stets tugendhaft und glücklich bis ans Lebensende ... Von wegen. Denn hinter den Palastmauern ging so Einiges vor sich: Intrigen, Giftmorde, Sexpartys und bizarre Schönheitsrituale. Dieses Lesebuch versammelt Geschichten von echten Prinzessinnen, die alles andere als märchenhaft sind. So z.B. von Olga, »der Wilden«, die mehr als 5.000 Menschen auf dem Gewissen hat. Oder von der afrikanischen Königin Nzinga, die sich einen Harem voller Männer hielt ...

Meghan

Von Hollywood in den Buckingham-Palast. Ein modernes Märchen
Author: Andrew Morton
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641235804
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 320
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Die neue Prinzessin der Herzen Mit ihrem natürlichen Charme verzaubert Meghan Markle nicht nur Prinz Harry, sondern die Menschen weltweit. Die Amerikanerin, bekannt aus der TV-Serie "Suits", lebt ein echtes Märchen: Im Mai heiratet sie Prinz Harry und wird damit offizielles Mitglied des britischen Königshauses. In seiner Biografie erzählt Bestseller-Autor Andrew Morton, einzigartiger Kenner der Royals, umfassend von ihrer Kindheit, ihrer couragierten Persönlichkeit, ihren Träumen und Zielen und zeigt mit viel Insiderwissen, was von Meghan in ihrer neuen Rolle zu erwarten ist.

Die 24 Gesetze der Verführung

Kompaktausgabe
Author: Robert Greene
Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
ISBN: 3446440623
Category: Political Science
Page: 234
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Verführung ist der Schlüssel zum Erfolg: in der Liebe, in der Politik, in der Wirtschaft. In seinem Bestseller "Die 24 Gesetze der Verführung", der hier als Kompaktausgabe vorliegt, zeigt Robert Greene, wie man mit Charme und Überzeugungskraft andere Menschen beeinflussen und auf Abwege bringen kann. Er präsentiert das ganze Wissen, das sich im Lauf der Weltgeschichte über die Kunst der Verführung angehäuft hat: von Kleopatra über John F. Kennedy, Ovid und Casanova bis Freud. Und er erklärt die Regeln dieses amoralischen Spiels, dem sich keiner entziehen kann ...

Searching for Lord Haw-Haw

The Political Lives of William Joyce
Author: Colin Holmes
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317408349
Category: Political Science
Page: 494
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Searching for Lord Haw-Haw is an authoritative account of the political lives of William Joyce. He became notorious as a fascist, an anti-Semite and then as a Second World War traitor when, assuming the persona of Lord Haw-Haw, he acted as a radio propagandist for the Nazis. It is an endlessly compelling story of simmering hope, intense frustration, renewed anticipation and ultimately catastrophic failure. This fully-referenced work is the first attempt to place Joyce at the centre of the turbulent, traumatic and influential events through which he lived. It challenges existing biographies, which have reflected not only Joyce’s frequent calculated deceptions but also the suspect claims advanced by his family, friends and apologists. By exploring his rampant, increasingly influential narcissism it also offers a pioneering analysis of Joyce’s personality and exposes its dangerous, destructive consequences. "What a saga my life would make!" Joyce wrote from prison just before his execution. Few would disagree with him.

Meghan

A Hollywood Princess
Author: Andrew Morton
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1538747340
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 224
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The New York Times bestselling biography of Meghan Markle, the American actress who won Prince Harry's heart. Women who smash the royal mold have always fascinated the public, from Grace Kelly to Princess Diana. Now acclaimed royal biographer Andrew Morton, the New York Times bestselling author of Diana: Her True Story, brings us a revealing, juicy, and inspiring look at Meghan Markle, the confident and charismatic duchess whose warm and affectionate engagement interview won the hearts of the world. When Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were set up by a mutual friend on a blind date in July 2016, little did they know that the resulting whirlwind romance would lead to their engagement in November 2017 and marriage in May 2018. Morton goes back to Meghan's roots to uncover the story of her childhood growing up in The Valley in Los Angeles, her studies at an all-girls Catholic school, and her fraught family life-a painful experience mirrored by Harry's own background. Morton also delves into her previous marriage and divorce in 2013, her struggles in Hollywood as her mixed heritage was used against her, her big break in the hit TV show Suits, and her work for a humanitarian ambassador-the latter so reminiscent of Princess Diana's passions. Finally, we see how the royal romance played out across two continents but was kept fiercely secret, before the news finally broke and Meghan was thrust into the global media's spotlight. Drawing on exclusive interviews with her family members and closest friends, and including never-before-seen photographs, Morton introduces us to the real Meghan as he reflects on the impact that she has already had on the rigid traditions of the House of Windsor, as well as what the future might hold.

The Girl in the Letter


Author: Emily Gunnis
Publisher: Headline Review
ISBN: 9781472255105
Category:
Page: 352
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Read her letter. Remember her story... Gripping. Mesmerising. Haunting. Heart-breaking. Once you've heard her story, you will never forget The Girl in the Letter. Perfect for fans of Kate Morton, Rachel Hore and Kathryn Hughes, this page-turning, moving novel of separation and long-buried secrets will stay with you for ever. In the winter of 1956 pregnant young Ivy is sent in disgrace to St Margaret's, a home for unmarried mothers in the south of England, run by nuns, to have her child. Her baby daughter is adopted. Ivy will never leave. Sixty years later, journalist Samantha stumbles upon a series of letters from Ivy to her lover, pleading with him to rescue her from St Margaret's before it is too late. As Sam pieces together Ivy's tragic story, terrible secrets about St Margaret's dark past begin to emerge. What happened to Ivy, to her baby, and to the hundreds of children born in the home? What links a number of mysterious, sudden deaths in the area? And why are those who once worked at St Margaret's so keen that the truth should never be told? As Sam unpicks the sinister web of lies surrounding St Margaret's, she also looks deep within - to confront some unwelcome truths of her own...

Tod in Lissabon

Roman
Author: Robert Wilson
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
ISBN: 3641141583
Category: Fiction
Page: 576
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In Lissabon wird ein junges Mädchen ermordet. Bei seinen Ermittlungen stößt Inspektor Zé Coelho auf eine Spur, die weit in die Vergangenheit zurückweist: Einst ging ein deutscher SS-Offizier im neutralen Portugal auf die Jagd nach einem kriegswichtigen Metall - und setzte einen Teufelskreis aus Mord und Erpressung in Gang. Und daher sind neugierige Inspektoren noch heute so manchem offiziellen Würdenträger ein Dorn im Auge... Gewinner des Deutschen Krimipreises 2003 in der Sparte internationale Bücher