A CONSPIRACY OF CROWNS The True Story of the Duke of Windsor and the Murder of Sir Harry Oakes
Author: De Marigny (Alfred) with Herskowitz (Mickey)
Publisher: Bantam Press.
Edition Details: 1st Edn.
Book Condition: F/F
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Hardback. The true story of the Duke of Windsor and the murder of Sir Harry Oakes. In July 1943, the scorched and bloody body of multi-millionaire businessman, Sir Harry Oakes, was found in a partly burned bed in his home in the Bahamas. Within 48-hrs, after the most cursory of investigations, Oakes' son-in-law Alfred de Marigny, was arrested and charged with the murder. The trial lasted 32 days. Once it was over, even though de Marigny was acquitted, his life lay in ruins. Even as war engulfed the globe, Nassau was a magnet for society's rich and spoiled, presided over by the Duke and Duchess of Windsor. For the first time, de Marigny tells his own story, revealing what really happened in the Bahamas in July 1943 and in the months that followed. Illus., Selected Bibliog. and Index. 308pp. 8vo. h/back. F. in F. dw.