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Edwina, Countess Mountbatten of Burma

Author: Richard Hough
Publisher: New York : W. Morrow, 1984, ©1983.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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This portrait of Lady Mountbatten details her spirit, her appetite for extremes, and her incredible personal achievements in England, India, and elsewhere. Widely known for her beauty, wealth, and self-indulgent way of life, which reflected her generation, she was the object of widespread scrutiny and controversy. She married Prince Louis Mountbatten, a career naval officer who would one day be Admiral of the Fleet.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hough, Richard, 1922-1999.
Edwina, Countess Mountbatten of Burma.
New York : W. Morrow, 1984, ©1983
(OCoLC)768196290
Named Person: Edwina Ashley Mountbatten Mountbatten of Burma, Countess; Louis Mountbatten Mountbatten of Burma, Earl; Edwina Ashley Mountbatten Mountbatten of Burma, Countess; Louis Mountbatten Mountbatten of Burma, Earl; Edwina Ashley Mountbatten Mountbatten of Burma
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Hough
ISBN: 0688037666 9780688037666
OCLC Number: 11288908
Description: xiv, 239 pages, [24] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Borneo catastrophe --
The roots of wealth --
The growth of promise --
An Indian romance --
The wedding of the year --
To sea with the fleet --
The restless heart --
Relationships and reappraisals --
Crusaders at war --
Mistress of welfare --
'First and only love' --
'Love and serve'.
Responsibility: Richard Hough.

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This portrait of Lady Mountbatten details her spirit, her appetite for extremes, and her incredible personal achievements in England, India, and elsewhere. Widely known for her beauty, wealth, and self-indulgent way of life, which reflected her generation, she was the object of widespread scrutiny and controversy. She married Prince Louis Mountbatten, a career naval officer who would one day be Admiral of the Fleet. During the war, she suddenly underwent a metamorphosis, identifying herself first with the Jews in Hitler's Germany and then with the casualties of World War II. The war gave Edwina's immense energy focus and satisfied her desire for work and action beginning with joining the St. John's Ambulance Brigade. Thereafter, with great dedication and courage, she became totally involved in providing relief for the suffering and homeless. Countless thousands of refugees, liberated prisoners, and wounded soldiers benefited from her concern. She was a much-decorated chief of numerous charities that she was working when she unexpectedly died in 1960.

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