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Mountbatten by  Philip Ziegler - Paperback - First Thus 2nd Printing - 1986 - from Fully Booked and Biblio.com

Mountbatten

by Ziegler, Philip

Condition: Very Good


Perennial Library - Harper & Row, Publishers, 1986. Light Creasing on Front, Rear Covers, Spine; Front, Rear Covers, Spine Lightly Chipped; Edges Lightly Soiled. INCLUDING HIS YEARS AS THE LAST VICEROY OF INDIA. NATIONAL BESTSELLER. BOOK NUMBER: PL 7022. COVER DEISGN: One Plus One Studio. CONTENTS: Acknowledgements; Foreword; Family Tree; Part One 1900-1939; Part Two 1939-1946; Part Three 1946-1948; Part Four 1948-1965; Part Five 1965-1979; Notes; Bibliographical Notes; Index; Maps and Charts; Photographs. SYNOPSIS: This splendid, full-length biography captures all the facets of an absorbing man of action - one of the most influential and flamboyant figures of this century, who moved in the company of great politicians, leaders, and royalty, from one pinnacle of fame to the next. A legendary commander in the British navy, a skillful leader and negotiator, and one of the three Supreme Allied Commanders (with Eisenhower and MacArthur) in World War II, Mountbatten led a life of unflagging heroism and glamour. He married one of Europe's richest and most beautiful heiresses, who carried on a series of affairs throughout their long and otherwise happy marriage. After the war Lord Mountbatten became the last Viceroy of India, negotiating India's independence from Britain, and later met a tragic death when his boat was bombed by the IRA.. First Thus 2nd Printing. Trade Paperback. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.




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