The Mountbattens: The Lives and Loves of Dickie and Edwina Mountbatten

The Mountbattens: The Lives and Loves of Dickie and Edwina Mountbatten

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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?

Author: Andrew Lownie
Publisher: Pegasus Books
Published: 09/07/2021
Pages: 496
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.35lbs
Size: 9.13h x 5.83w x 1.73d
ISBN: 9781643137919

Review Citation(s):
Publishers Weekly 06/07/2021
Library Journal 08/01/2021 pg. 75

About the Author
Andrew Lownie was educated at Asheville School, North Carolina, and the universities of Cambridge and Edinburgh, where he took his doctorate. He was part of the six man team who set up the Spy Museum in Washington, DC, and he sits on the Advisory Committee of Biographers International Organization. He is the author of Stalin's Englishman: Guy Burgess, The Cold War and the Cambridge Spy Ring (St Martin's Press, 2016) and is a reviewer for the Wall Street Journal.