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The Royal Governor.....and The Duchess: The Duke and Duchess of Windsor in The Bahamas 1940-1945 Paperback – July 14, 2003


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 124 pages
  • Publisher: iUniverse (July 14, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0595287832
  • ISBN-13: 978-0595287833
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.3 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 2.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,586,937 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Educated in Paris and London, Owen Platt is the author of a number of books, including the story of the Duke of Windsor?s exile in The Bahamas during World War II, The Royal Governor and The Duchess, the incredible story of the fraudulent First International Bank of Grenada One Big Fib, a history of the D-Day deception Bodyguard for Overlord and the story of drugs, money and politics in The Bahamas Paradise Lost, as well as a book of children?s stories,The Truant Mermaid. He lives and works in France and in The Caribbean.

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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Shirley Corley on February 9, 2006
Format: Paperback
Anyone really interested in the Windsor's should skip this book. It is a total re-hashing of known events previously published. The events of his governorship were covered, but not in much detail. A great deal of the book was devoted to the history of the circumstances surrounding their births, courtship and abdication. The only new portion of the book was a small up-date on the island as it is now,to include new building projects, demolitions, and current usage of houses etc. No photos were included.
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Extreamly didappionted on this book. It seems a world class smear job surprised it got publishes.Not to many facts seemed to hold up in court or presented witnesses or facts.SEEMS A TABLIOD RECANT OF GOSSIP AND FAMILY RIVIVALERY DOES NOT SEEM TO BE BASED ON PROVEN FACTS JUST IMPLIED AND GUESSED SOCIAL MORALS AND SNEARS!WAS SORRY TO HAVE BOUGHGT.Really I PAID MONEY FOR IT SEEMS A BUNCH OF SMOKE AND MIRRORS AND A PERSON OUT TO BiSMEAR peoples reputations.
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Laurence Daley on August 2, 2009
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This is a short, informative and very exciting book. It attracted my attention, and held it until all was read.

Britain is a constitutional monarchy, and as such the King or Queen "rules" but does not govern. However, this monarchy especially during War times exerts powerful influence. In 1936, WWII was merely a bloody but distant conflict in China; yet nearby, a dangerous foe of freedom named Adolf Hitler was in control of a resurgent and ever more powerful Germany with ambitions to control all of Europe. There was no such thing as peace with such ravening wolves as were the mad German leadership of the time; they merely swallowed whatever was offered, burped for a little while, and come back for more.

At that critical time an American woman, the to be Dutchess of Windsor, Mrs. Wallis Simpson--despite her apparent pro-German views --acted, perhaps unintentionally, against the Nazi's setting the scene that led at year's end to the abdication of her pacifist inclined royal lover Edward VIII. Edward had long carried out dalliances with experienced women, thus he could not have fallen so madly in love with any but by the most skilled of mistresses, and certainly Wallis was such. Edward by marrying "the woman he loved," allowed his younger, tougher brother to become King George VI. Thus a rational history of the times cannot ignore the important role the Dutchess sexuality played in this real life drama

I find it so oddly strange that the Windsors, would spend WWII on the Bahamas Islands so near to Cuba, while my Cuban mother and us children would spend WWII in Britain. My family --as has far more recently become apparent through DNA analysis--were not as we pretended to be merely part Cuban of "European stock.
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