The Mountbattens The Mountbattens

The Mountbattens

The Lives and Loves of Dickie and Edwina Mountbatten

    • $21.99
    • $21.99

Publisher Description

The intimate story of a unique marriage spanning the heights of British glamour and power that descends into infidelity, manipulation, and disaster through the heart of the twentieth century.

DICKIE MOUNTBATTEN: A major figure behind his nephew Philip's marriage to Queen Elizabeth II and instrumental in the royal family taking the Mountbatten name, he was Supreme Allied Commander of South East Asia during World War II and the last Viceroy of India.

EDWINA MOUNTBATTEN: Once the richest woman in Britain—and a playgirl who enjoyed numerous affairs—she emerged from World War II as a magnetic and talented humanitarian worker who was loved throughout the­ world.

From British high society to the South of France, from the battlefields of Burma to the Viceroy's House, The Mountbattens is a rich and filmic story of a powerful partnership, revealing the truth behind a carefully curated legend.

Was Mountbatten one of the outstanding leaders of his generation, or a man over-promoted because of his royal birth, high-level connections, film-star looks and ruthless self-promotion? What is the true story behind controversies such as the Dieppe Raid and Indian Partition, the love affair between Edwina and Nehru, and Mountbatten's assassination in 1979?

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
2021
September 7
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
496
Pages
PUBLISHER
Pegasus Books
SELLER
Simon & Schuster Canada
SIZE
27.4
MB

More Books Like This

Traitor King Traitor King
2021
Traitor King Traitor King
2022
Prince Eddy Prince Eddy
2011
Jennie Jennie
2007
The Churchills: In Love and War The Churchills: In Love and War
2011
Sylvia, Queen of the Headhunters Sylvia, Queen of the Headhunters
2014

More Books by Andrew Lownie

Traitor King Traitor King
2022
Stalin's Englishman: The Lives of Guy Burgess Stalin's Englishman: The Lives of Guy Burgess
2015
Traitor King Traitor King
2021
The Mountbattens The Mountbattens
2019
O Rei Traidor O Rei Traidor
2023

Customers Also Bought

The Quest for Queen Mary The Quest for Queen Mary
2018
The Sphinx The Sphinx
2020
Prince Philip Revealed Prince Philip Revealed
2020
Queen Mary Queen Mary
2019
George VI and Elizabeth George VI and Elizabeth
2023
Snowdon Snowdon
2012