The Duchess of Windsor

The Duchess of Windsor

Book - 1997
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"Ever since Edward VIII gave up his throne in 1936 to marry her, the extraordinary career of Wallis, Duchess of Windsor, has never ceased to fascinate. How was it that the most eligible bachelor in the world fell in love with this unknown American woman, who was not generally considered beautiful? What was the nature of their relationship? Was she responsible for the Abdication?" "Many questions remain unanswered. Why did her birth go unrecorded? What were the qualities which so infatuated the Prince of Wales? Why did she never have children? Michael Bloch, who spent ten years as Maitre Blum's assistant is the ideal person to provide this biographical reassessment. In it he dispels much of the mystery that has surrounded her, and paints a vivid portrait of a courageous, glamorous and unusual individual - perhaps in some ways not a woman at all."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Publisher: New York : St. Martins' Press, 1997, c1996
ISBN: 9780312151157
0312151152
Branch Call Number: 941.084092/WIN -B 4565nf 1

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athompson10 May 04, 2015

Very favorable and non-critical biography of the Duchess of Windsor. Let down by the unfounded suggestion that she might have been a virgin her whole life, having to do with either a sexual malformation or possibly being intersex. Still, worth a read just for the pages of pictures.

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