For fanatics of the Netflix collection The Crown, a meticulously researched ancient excursion de power approximately the name of the game ties amongst Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, the Duke of Windsor, and Adolf Hitler prior to, throughout, and after Global Conflict II–now in paperback.

Andrew Morton tells the tale of the feckless Edward VIII, later Duke of Windsor, his American spouse, Wallis Simpson, the extraordinary wartime Nazi plot to make him a puppet king after the invasion of Britain, and the tried duvet-up through Churchill, Normal Eisenhower, and King George VI of the duke’s family members with Hitler. From the alleged affair among Simpson and the German overseas minister to the invention of most sensible mystery correspondence concerning the guy dubbed “the traitor king” and the Nazi top command, it is a saga of intrigue, betrayal, and deception suffused with a heady aroma of intercourse and suspicion.

For the primary time, Morton unearths the whole tale at the back of the duvet-up of the ones damning letters and diagrams: the bold heist ordered through King George VI, the sleek duplicity of a Soviet secret agent in addition to the sour rows and recriminations a few of the British and American diplomats, politicians, and lecturers. Drawing on FBI files, unique footage, and subject material from the German, Russian, and British royal documents, in addition to the private correspondence of Churchill, Eisenhower, and the Windsors themselves, 17 CARNATIONS is a blinding ancient drama, filled with journey, intrigue, and startling revelations, written through a grasp of the style.