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A reissue of this classic title with a new introduction by Andrew Morton reflecting on the extraordinary circumstances surrounding the original publication, and on the long term legacy of Diana.
A captivating and unique biography of Queen Elizabeth II and her sister Margaret, told by the internationally renowned royal biographer Andrew Morton.
In his new book, Andrew Morton reveals new information and sources that totally transforms our perception of Wallis Simpson. 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.
For fans of the Netflix series The Crown and from the author of the New York Times bestseller 17 Carnations comes a captivating biography of Wallis Simpson, the notorious woman for whom Edward VIII gave up the throne. "e;You have no idea how hard it is to live out a great romance."e; -Wallis SimpsonBefore she became known as the woman who enticed a king from his throne and birthright, Bessie Wallis Warfield was a prudish and particular girl from Baltimore. At turns imaginative, ambitious, and spoiled, Wallis's first words as recalled by her family were "e;me, me."e; From that young age, she was in want of nothing but stability, status, and social acceptance as she fought to climb the social ladder and take her place in London society. As irony would have it, she would gain the love and devotion of a king, but only at the cost of his throne and her reputation.In WALLIS IN LOVE, acclaimed biographer Andrew Morton offers a fresh portrait of Wallis Simpson in all her vibrancy and brazenness as she transformed from a hard-nosed gold-digger to charming chatelaine. Using diary entries, letters, and other never-before-seen records, Morton takes us through Wallis's romantic adventures in Washington, China, and her entrance into the strange wonderland that is London society. During her journey, we meet an extraordinary array of characters, many of whom smoothed the way for her dalliance with the king of England, Edward VIII.WALLIS IN LOVE goes beyond Wallis's infamous persona and reveals a complex, domineering woman striving to determine her own fate and grapple with matters of the heart.
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.
Eleteben ikon volt, halalaban legendava valt. Diana meg husz evvel a parizsi tragedia utan is lenyugozi az embereket. Diana itt hagyott minket, de emleke el. A Diana igaz tortenete sajat szavaival lehetne akar a hercegno oneletrajza is.
In 2006 Forbes magazine ranked Tom Cruise as the most powerful celebrity in the world. With three Golden Globe awards, three Academy Award nominations, and 27 films with an average box office gross of nearly $100 million, People Magazine's choice for the "e;Sexest Man Alive"e; in 1990 is unquestionably one of the biggest movie stars of our time.He has also become one of the most controversial, for his outspoken championship of Scientology, for his criticism of Brooke Shields for turning to the "e;Nazi science"e; of psychiatry for help with postpartum depression, and for the time in 2005 when he jumped on Oprah Winfrey's couch proclaiming his love for Katie Holmes. But for all the headlines and the rumors swirling around him, the real Tom Cruise has remained surprisingly hidden-until now.For two years, acclaimed investigative journalist Andrew Morton has been uncovering the true story of Tom Cruise-from his days as bullied "e;little Tommy Mapother,"e; to his early stardom, to his romances and his increasingly public involvement in the world of Scientology. With new sources and exclusive interviews, Morton brings us never-seen photos and never-heard revelations about the private, sometimes shocking world of Tom Cruise.
One of the world's best-known biographers, Andrew Morton is a leading authority on modern celebrity, and one of the finest investigative writers of our age. His ground-breaking and controversial biography, Diana: Her True Story changed the public's perception of the British monarchy and became an instant bestseller. The original book was met with torrents of abuse from the British Establishment and the media. No one at that time would believe that in fact Diana had secretly collaborated with Andrew Morton in the writing of the book, until 1997 when its re-publication in the wake of her death showed beyond any doubt that she had in fact done so. Working with Morton on the book, Diana exposed life inside the royal family and shook the Establishment to its foundations. Sadly, however, the new life Diana had hoped for was tragically cut short. Diana: Her True Story - In Her Own Words allowed her to give her own account of life as a royal. The Princess's memory lives on, as does the public and press interest in her. This world bestseller bears testimony to Diana's life, finally allowing her to have her say. It is the closest we will ever come to her autobiography.
The publication in 1992 of Andrew Morton's Diana: Her True Story shook the British Royal family to its very foundations. Initially greeted with disbelief, as time passed, it became clear that the book was, as its title claimed, Diana's true story.Diana's friends were hopeful that separation from Charles would bring Diana freedom to find happiness. But has it? With her marriage in limbo and her children only occasionally by her side, Diana's position in the royal family is one of increasing isolation. Diana: Her New Life chronicles the secret battles that have raged behind closed doors, and Diana's frustration as she tries to break free from the restrictions of her semi-detached royal life.Again with unprecedented access to some of Diana's closest friends, Andrew Morton strips away the royal propaganda and reveals how Diana is learning to become a woman in her own right not a puppet of the palace, and shares Diana's private thoughts on retirement from public life, remarriage, the men in her life, and the grooming of Prince William for his future role.
';Why do women dream of having the life of Angelina Jolie? Because the actress is the embodiment of having it all.'Harper's BazaarDespite all the headlines, what do we know about the real Angelina Jolie? Award-winning biographer Andrew Morton, whose books forever changed the world's perception of Princess Diana and Tom Cruise, finally brings us the inside story of the smiling, glamorous woman whom Forbes named the most powerful celebrity in the world. The daughter of actor Jon Voight, Angelina appeared in her first movie at the age of seven, then worked as a model and appeared in music videos as a teenager. She won an Oscar for Girl, Interrupted, shared a shocking kiss with her brother at the awards ceremony, and wore a vial of her second husband Billy Bob Thornton's blood around her neck. Of late, however, the wild child with a heart and mind of her own, and the tattoos to show for it, has transformed herself into a UN Goodwill Ambassador and world-renowned humanitarian, with the equally glamorous Brad Pitt by her side.Once again, Andrew Morton digs deep to find the true story. With astonishing never-before-seen photos and never-before-heard revelations, he paints a mesmerizing portrait of the secret history and private life of a gorgeous, exotic, and mysterious icon.
The story of the love affair between Wallis Simpson and King Edward VIII, and his abdication in order to marry the divorcee, 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.
Diana in Pursuit of Love includes previously unpublished details from the Diana-Morton tapes, it is based on wide-ranging research, and new and exclusive interviews. The definitive book on Diana, Pricess of Wales's last years, by the biographer she herself chose.
In the summer of 1995 Monica Lewinsky, twenty-one years old and fresh from college, started work as an unpaid intern in the White House, a job that brought her into contact with the then President of the USA, Bill Clinton. What followed would come to dominate the world's media, as a young girl's crush on the world's most powerful man led to the cruellest public humiliation for her - and ultimately to the President's impeachment on charges of perjury and obstruction of justice. Bestselling biographer Andrew Morton - whose Diana: Her True Story broke to the world the truth behind the marriage of the Prince and Princess of Wales - exclusively interviewed Monica, her family and friends, to provide an in-depth and often terrifying picture of the abuses of power, and of a young woman subjected to trial by media, while herself prevented by law from defending herself.
On 16 November 2010, the long-awaited engagement of HRH Prince William to Miss Catherine Middleton was formally announced, with a London wedding taking place on April 2011. Andrew Morton, the leading royal biographer famous the world over for his million-copy bestselling, authorized biography of Diana, Princess of Wales, has written a full-length biography of William and his new bride Kate. Morton has followed the prince's life since birth and has unrivalled insight into the royal family.
HE'S A HOLLYWOOD SUPERSTAR . . . A CONTROVERSIAL FILM DIRECTOR . . . ONE OF THE SEXIEST MEN ALIVE (AT LEAST ACCORDING TO PEOPLE MAGAZINE) . . . AND NOW MEL GIBSON WANTS TO HELP YOU BE ALL YOU CAN BE! When Mel Gibson wakes up in jail after being arrested for DUI, he doesn't quite remember what happened the night before, but he's not worried. After all, he's Mel Gibson! Whatever he might have said or done, he's confident it will all blow over. Because if there's one thing Mel knows for sure, it's how to live the charmed life he so richly deserves! And since Mel has a couple of hours to kill before his lawyers show up, he's decided to share his secrets of happiness with you mere mortals. Here you'll find Mel's exclusive tips for career success, romance, keeping fit, facing your fears, money matters, and even surviving a nuclear apocalypse! With a foreword by Jesus Christ Himself and an appendix of Mel's favorite cocktails (like the Tequila Sunrise: Take one bottle of tequila, drink 'til sunrise), this is the definitive guide to living the good life, Mel Gibson-style. (This book is not in any way affiliated with or authorized by the real Mel Gibson. Or Jesus Christ, for that matter.)
This book is an anthology of effective database management techniques representing the collective wisdom of the OakTable Network. With an emphasis upon performance-but also branching into security, national language, and other issues-the book helps you deliver the most value for your company's investment in Oracle Database technologies. You'll learn to effectively plan for and monitor performance, to troubleshoot systematically when things go wrong, and to manage your database rather than letting it manage you.
The first in-depth biography of the American actress and humanitarian campaigner who will marry Prince Harry in May 2018, written by the world's best-known royal biographer. When Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were set up by a mutual friend on a blind date in June 2016, little could they know that just sixteen months later the resulting whirlwind romance would lead to their engagement in November 2017 and marriage in May 2018. Since then, our fascination with the woman who has smashed the royal mould has rocketed. So different to those coy brides of recent history, Meghan is confident, charismatic and poised, her warm and affectionate engagement interview a stark contrast to the stilted and cold exchange between Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer. In this first-ever biography of the duchess-to-be, acclaimed royal biographer Andrew Morton goes back to Meghan's roots, interviewing those closest to her to uncover the story of her childhood: growing up in The Valley in LA, studying at an all-girls Catholic school and her breakout into acting. We also delve into her previous marriage and divorce in 2013, her struggles in Hollywood, as her mixed heritage was time and again used against her, and her work as a humanitarian ambassador - so redolent of Princess Diana's passions. Finishing with an account of her romance with Prince Harry, Morton reflects on the impact that Meghan has already made on the rigid traditions of the House of Windsor - not even Kate Middleton was invited to Christmas with the Queen before she had married her prince - and what the future might hold.