|Plot Summary of George VI|
|"Prince Albert, Duke of York (1895-1952), was the second son of King George V and Queen Mary. He never expected to become King, and assumed that he and his wife, the former Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, would spend their lives in a supportive role as did most other members of the royal family. From childhood he had been handicapped by low self-esteem and a severe stammer.
When his elder brother, Edward VIII, plunged his family and country into the abdication crisis, the Duke of York found himself a very unwilling head of state - 'How I hate to be King' - he often said. Yet this shy, diffident man and his vivacious wife, now Queen Elizabeth, were hard-working, diligent and popular monarchs, leading Britain during the unparalleled crisis of World War II.
This book examines his life and character in depth, his role as King during a time of war, and the often bitter relationship with Edward VIII, who became Duke of Windsor after abdication."
John Van der Kiste, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of George VI|
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Period of greatest activity?
Subject of Biography
Biography of famous person?
How sensitive is this person?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Average intelligence
- average physique
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 2 ()
- Fancy Mansion
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Book makes you feel?
Writer's slant towards subject:
Story of entire life, or part?
- story of set of events during life
- A ton 16-20 B&W
How much dialogue in bio?
- little dialog
How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?
- 76%-100% of book
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