A New York Times Bestselling Author
When King Edward VIII abdicated the throne in 1936, his younger brother assumed his father's name and became King George VI. With his wife's support, guidance, and love, George VI was able to become an exceptional leader, navigating the country through World War II. Simultaneously, George VI and Elizabeth trained their daughter Princess Elizabeth to be a highly successful monarch, and she would reign for an unprecedented seventy years. Sally Bedell Smith gives us an inside view of the struggles, hopes, and triumphs of King George VI and Elizabeth during a dramatic time in history.