Books: Without Regrets

A KING'S STORY (435 pp.)—The Memoirs of The Duke of Windsor—Putnam ($4.50).

The Duke of Windsor long obeyed "the rule of reticence that binds kings and princes in a constitutional society." But after years of widespread "error and supposition" about his eleven-month reign and abdication, he decided to forget his royal reticence, write down his own account of just what happened.

Three times longer than the serial version that appeared in LIFE in 1947 and 1950,* A King's Story covers the same ground in more detail. It begins on June 23, 1894 at White...

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