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The reluctant king : the life & reign of George VI, 1895-1952, Sarah Bradford

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The reluctant king : the life & reign of George VI, 1895-1952
Title
The reluctant king
Title remainder
the life & reign of George VI, 1895-1952
Statement of responsibility
Sarah Bradford
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On Friday, December 11, 1936, King Edward VIII abdicated the British throne to marry Wallis Simpson. The abdication came at a crucial time in history, with Hitler and Mussolini allied, and Europe moving toward war. Suddenly Edward's younger brother, Albert, had to assume the throne. At forty-one, the new King faced not only a difficult family crisis, but a skeptical British press and public as well. Though he was sometimes a reluctant monarch, George VI possessed the self-discipline and integrity that his brother lacked. He would reign until his death in 1952, leaving to his eldest daughter, Elizabeth II, a throne more stable than England had known since Victoria ruled. This book is the first truly intimate portrait of the man and his entire family. The author has penetrated the closed circle that surrounds the royal family through archival research in the United States and Britain, the discovery of unpublished diaries and private letters, and extensive interviews. The abdication crisis, the King's leadership during the war, his relationship with Churchill, the unfolding saga of the two brothers, and much more are examined in detail by this biography
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1938-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bradford, Sarah
Dewey number
  • 941.084/092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DA584
LC item number
.B69 1990
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • George
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Label
The reluctant king : the life & reign of George VI, 1895-1952, Sarah Bradford
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Previously published as: King George VI
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 481-487) and index
Control code
ocm20893160
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
xiv, 506 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780312043377
Lccn
89078016
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1442842
  • (OCoLC)20893160
Label
The reluctant king : the life & reign of George VI, 1895-1952, Sarah Bradford
Publication
Note
Previously published as: King George VI
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 481-487) and index
Control code
ocm20893160
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
xiv, 506 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780312043377
Lccn
89078016
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1442842
  • (OCoLC)20893160

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