A full account of the abdication -- the most eloquent to date. Tracing the Windsor reigns, traditions, tenors, evolution of political trends, etc., leading up to the story of this century's most dramatic and glamorous event. With more ground covered than most, Mackenzie has built a strong case against Baldwin, the Archbishop of Canterbury and The Times, attacks Bolitho, the royal biographer, who, in his last book made a complete volte face attacking Edward scurrilously. Mackenzie writes well, with force and conviction, and has a tongue that ranges from the barbed to the vitriolic. Good reading.