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The Duchess Of Windsor

Author : Greg King

Release : 2011-05-01

Publisher : Kensington Publishing Corp.

ISBN : 0806535210

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A woman's life can really be a succession of lives, each revolving around some emotionally compelling situation or challenge, and each marked off by some intense experience. It was the love story of the century--the king and the commoner. In December 1936, King Edward VIII abdicated the throne to marry "the woman I love," Wallis Warfield Simpson, a twice-divorced American who quickly became one of the twentieth century's most famous personalities, a figure of intrigue and mystery, both admired and reviled. "Never explain, never complain." Wrongly blamed for the abdication crisis, Wallis suffered hostility from the Royal Family and much of the world. Yet interest in her story has remained constant, resulting in a small library of biographies that convey a thinly veiled animosity toward their subject. The truth, however, is infinitely more fascinating than the shallow, pathetic portrait that has often been painted. "For a gallant spirit, there can never be defeat." Using previously untapped sources, acclaimed biographer Greg King presents a complete and, for the first time, sympathetic portrait of the Duchess that sifts the decades of rumor and accusation to reveal the woman behind the legend. From her birth in Pennsylvania during the Gilded Age to her death in Paris in 1986, King takes the reader through a world of privilege, palaces, high society, and love with the accompaniment of hatreds, feuds, conspiracies, and lies. The cast of characters is vast: politicians and presidents, dictators and socialites. Twenty-four pages of photographs reveal the life of the Duchess in all its incomparable glamour and romance.

The Duchess of Windsor

A constitutional crisis ensued. The reason? He intended to marry Wallis Simpson - a divorcee. In The Duchess of Windsor, Michael Bloch tells her fascinating story. This is the definitive biography of the woman Edward prized above his crown.

Author : Michael Bloch

Release : 2012-05-28

Publisher : Hachette UK

ISBN : 1405517115

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Royal scandal is nothing new. In 1936, the royal family was rocked by events that threatened its very existence. Edward VIII, King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Empire, Emperor of India, gave up his throne. A constitutional crisis ensued. The reason? He intended to marry Wallis Simpson - a divorcee. In The Duchess of Windsor, Michael Bloch tells her fascinating story. This is the definitive biography of the woman Edward prized above his crown. Drawing on first-hand access to their intimate correspondence, it paints a picture of Simpson which was often startlingly at variance with the official story as reported at the time. It brings vividly to life the qualities which captivated her royal suitor, and on publication caused outrage and surprise by uncovering the great mysteries of her life.

The Royal Governor and the Duchess

This story is of their successes and their failures during their last official service to The British--and of the only Royal Governor to have served in British colonial history.

Author : Owen Platt

Release : 2003-07

Publisher :

ISBN : 9780595658664

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At the outbreak of the Second World War in 1939, the British government, alarmed at the Duke and Duchess of Windsor's association with the Nazis and the possibility that they would remove themselves to the United States to preach their pacifist (and slightly pro-German) credo, decided that a job had to be found for the ex-King Edward VIII. and his wife, the American, Wallis Simpson. He was appointed Governor of The Bahamas, one of the smallest and least important possessions of the British Empire, far away from the scene of battle. Away from their sybaritic living in the south of France, the couple struggled unhappily with the very different lifestyle of minor colonial life. This story is of their successes and their failures during their last official service to The British-and of the only Royal Governor to have served in British colonial history. Owen Platt's recounting of their escapades in wartime Bahamas is a fascinating insight into a little known aspect of British history.

A King's Story

Written in 1951, in his own hand, "A King's Story" is the tale of a man raised to be King who abandoned the throne for love.

Author : Edward Duke of Windsor

Release : 1998

Publisher : Trafalgar Square Publishing

ISBN : 9781853753039

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Written in 1951, in his own hand, "A King's Story" is the tale of a man raised to be King who abandoned the throne for love. He recalls his strict upbringing, his education and training for public duty, his love for Wallis Simpson and the appalling dilemma that confronted him in the months leading up to his abdication.

The Private World of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor

Examines the very different backgrounds of the Duke and Duchess and their thirty-five year marriage

Author : Hugo Vickers

Release : 1995

Publisher :

ISBN : 9780789202260

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Examines the very different backgrounds of the Duke and Duchess and their thirty-five year marriage

The Heart Has Its Reasons

Author : Wallis Simpson

Release : 1956

Publisher :

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The Heart Has Its Reasons

Author : Wallis Warfield Duchess of Windsor

Release : 1974

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ISBN :

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The Duchess of Windsor

In the first biography since her death, Charles Higham (Brando) paints the most revealing portrait ever of the legendary American woman who caused an English king to renounce his throne--the Duchess of Windsor, a.k.a.

Author : Charles Higham

Release : 1988

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ISBN :

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Wallis

A 'social climbing' divorcee, Wallis Simpson is remembered as a snob and voluptuary who came close to destroying the British monarchy.

Author : Katherine Auspitz

Release : 2011-09-29

Publisher : Quartet Books (UK)

ISBN : 9780704372283

File Size : 73.47 MB

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A 'social climbing' divorcee, Wallis Simpson is remembered as a snob and voluptuary who came close to destroying the British monarchy. But could she have been the pawn of Allied statesmen determined to remove a Nazi sympathiser from the throne? This memoir was found in her former Paris home.

The American Duchess

This is Wallis Simpson's story as it has never been told before. Previously published as Untitled. powerful, often manipulative men of the Establishment. This is Wallis Simpson's story as it has never been told before.

Author : Anna Pasternak

Release : 2020-02-06

Publisher : William Collins

ISBN : 9780008297305

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'Draws startling parallels with Meghan ... Both were 34 when they met their princes, both are adored children of strong, single mothers, both have a pared-down style and an electric presence and both are evidently worshipped by their Royal partners.' S Magazine The intimate biography of one of the most misunderstood women in British royal history. Life has always been made difficult for those marrying into England's royal family. In 1936, just months into his reign, King Edward VIII proposed to Wallis Simpson, a divorced American woman. Gossip ran wild, and that cacophony of speculation and distrust both hid the real Wallis, and forced Edward into abdicating so that he might marry the woman he adored. In this intimate biography Anna Pasternak seeks to understand Wallis - and her relationship with Edward and The Crown. Using testimony from her closest friends, she shows the warm, loyal, intelligent woman who was written off and undermined by the powerful, often manipulative men of the Establishment. This is Wallis Simpson's story as it has never been told before. Previously published as Untitled. powerful, often manipulative men of the Establishment. This is Wallis Simpson's story as it has never been told before. Previously published as Untitled. powerful, often manipulative men of the Establishment. This is Wallis Simpson's story as it has never been told before. Previously published as Untitled. powerful, often manipulative men of the Establishment. This is Wallis Simpson's story as it has never been told before. Previously published as Untitled.

The Duchess of Windsor

Author : Diana Mitford (Lady Mosley)

Release : 2019-07

Publisher :

ISBN : 9781783341108

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Mrs Simpson

But, most sensationally of all, it provides a new insight into her recently disclosed love affairs, including the motor salesman Guy Marcus Trundle, and provides a wealth of information about the government, the royal family and the secret ...

Author : Charles Higham

Release : 2004

Publisher :

ISBN : 9780283073823

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The romance of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor has been called the greatest love story of the 20th Century. But with the recent release of previously declassified secret intelligence files and extensive research by the author Charles Higham, a darker side to their forty-year relationship has since been uncovered. Wallis throws new light on how without the aid of beauty, money or background the illegitimate Bessie Wallis Warfield from Baltimore came to marry the world's most eligible bachelor. It reveals how the amorous techniques she learnt in China awakened the Duke's dormant sexuality and left him helpless in her power and details her involvement in international espionage, to include her treacherous attempts to bring about the fall of Britain to Hitler. But, most sensationally of all, it provides a new insight into her recently disclosed love affairs, including the motor salesman Guy Marcus Trundle, and provides a wealth of information about the government, the royal family and the secret intelligence service all of which has recently become available to author Charles Higham since the book's first publication.

Wallis in Love

Wallis in Love brings a fascinating new perspective on the 20th century's most controversial royal scandal.

Author : Andrew Morton

Release : 2018-02-13

Publisher : Michael O'Mara Books

ISBN : 1782437231

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A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER. Sunday Times bestselling author Andrew Morton reveals new information and sources that totally transform our perception of Wallis Simpson. Wallis in Love brings a fascinating new perspective on the 20th century's most controversial royal scandal. Andrew Morton's impeccable research and unerring skill for riveting storytelling combine to present a strong case for a new and startling reveal: that the woman who rocked the world with her uncompromising passion for the Prince of Wales may have fooled everyone by keeping the object of her true passion hidden away... From her relatively lowly beginnings in America - where young Wallis and her mother were dependent on her domineering and powerful Uncle Sol, to her rise through the social ranks and her determination to one day beat men at their own game - to the ultimate conquest of the Prince of Wales, Morton paints a vivid and multi-faceted picture of a compelling, ambitious and often hard-hearted woman, who may have won the jewel in the British crown but very possibly at the expense of her true happiness. Wallis in Love reveals the men Wallis truly loved, the men who broke her heart - and the hearts she broke in turn. In this vivid, fresh and frankly amazing portrait of the Duchess of Windsor, Morton draws on interviews, secret letters, diaries and never before seen or heard primary sources. From the day she was born in a ramshackle cottage in the hills to revealing what really happened the night her husband died, Morton paints a fresh and enticing portrait of the Duchess of Windsor.

Wallis and Edward, Letters:1931-37

When Wallis & Edward was first published in 1986, weeks after the death of the Duchess of Windsor, it caused a sensation: this was the story the world had been waiting for.

Author : Michael Bloch

Release : 2012-05-28

Publisher : Hachette UK

ISBN : 1405517077

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When Wallis & Edward was first published in 1986, weeks after the death of the Duchess of Windsor, it caused a sensation: this was the story the world had been waiting for. For the first time, the story of Wallis Simpson and King Edward VIII was revealed in their own words. Michael Bloch's edition of their intimate correspondence takes us from the moment they met in 1931 up to their marriage in 1937, and includes Wallis Simpson's diary of their affair in form of her weekly letters to her aunt in Washington. It sheds a wealth of fascinating new light on 'the greatest love story of the century' and the mysteries of King Edward's abdication.

The Duchess of Windsor

This updated new edition of The Duchess of Windsor is essential reading. "Higham’s best. . .

Author : Charles Higham

Release : 2004-10-22

Publisher : Wiley

ISBN : 9780471485230

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"Deeply researched, valuable." –The New York Times Book Review "A shocker . . . stunning . . . absolutely hypnotic. . . . A world of beautiful houses, ceaseless travel, trendsetting fashion, and powerful figures. . . . Fascinating revelations." –Cosmopolitan Wallis, the Duchess of Windsor, was one of the most famous women in history, the American divorcée who captured the King of England, Edward VIII, and cost him his throne. Until Charles Higham’s 1.3 million-copy bestseller, much of her life was a glamorous mystery. Now, fifteen years later, major new documentary evidence, classified at the time, makes for a book far more sensational than the original bestseller. Drawing from long-suppressed archives in France, England, and the United States, Higham has uncovered the duchess’s passionate affair with a top-ranking political figure, the duke’s romantic involvement with a male equerry, the secret radio broadcasts the couple made to Hitler, and the blackmail plot in Paris that almost brought them–and the British royal family–to ruin. This updated new edition of The Duchess of Windsor is essential reading. "Higham’s best. . . . Serious, deliciously fresh . . . documented by newly opened secret government files in the U.S. and England." –Kirkus Reviews "Smooth and entertaining." –The Plain Dealer (Cleveland) "An excellent biography . . . alert to every nuance." –The London Sunday Telegraph

Behind Closed Doors

It was Blum who instigated the complaints: When the Duchess learnt, shortly
before she fell ill in [975, of the nature and ... The Duchess of Windsor would
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Author : Hugo Vickers

Release : 2011-04-07

Publisher : Random House

ISBN : 1409036928

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Hugo Vickers has an encyclopaedic knowledge of the Royal Family, and has had a fascination with the story of the Duchess of Windsor since he was a young man. There have been a number of books about this doomed couple, but this book brings a new perspective on the story by focussing on the later years of exile. While Vickers has his own theories about the Abdication itself, and he makes it very clear that Mrs Simpson did not lure the King from the throne, the drama of this narrative comes from the criminal exploitation of an old sick woman after the death of her husband. She was ruthlessly exploited by a French lawyer called Suzanne Blum. Some members of the Royal Family, like Mountbatten and the Queen Mother, don't emerge with much credit either. Hugo Vickers relates a tragic story which has lost none of its resonance over the years since the Duchess died in 1986.

A Family Album

Author : King of Great Britain Edward 8

Release : 1960

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Duke and Duchess of Windsor Fashion Paper Dolls in Full Color

Meticulously accurate, detailed recreations of ceremonial attire, suits, gowns, casual wear, accessories, more, worn by famed couple. 2 dolls, 14 costumes each. Captions.

Author : Tom Tierney

Release : 1988-02-01

Publisher : Courier Corporation

ISBN : 9780486255873

File Size : 70.19 MB

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Meticulously accurate, detailed recreations of ceremonial attire, suits, gowns, casual wear, accessories, more, worn by famed couple. 2 dolls, 14 costumes each. Captions.