The Duchess Of Windsor: The Uncommon Life of Wallis Simpson download epub
by Greg King
I've read several books on the life of Wallis Simpson and found a total disregard and loathing for this woman.
I've read several books on the life of Wallis Simpson and found a total disregard and loathing for this woman. Did the British royal family really show such meanness and so very spiteful toward this couple? If so, my understanding of this incident and the monarchy who perpetrated these actions are really despicable and not worthy of any admiration.
King has succeeded for the most part, illuminating details of Wallis's dramatic life from her birth near Baltimore in. .This is by far the best book ever written about the Duchess of Windsor
King has succeeded for the most part, illuminating details of Wallis's dramatic life from her birth near Baltimore in 1896 to her lonely death in Paris nearly 90 years later. Outlining a privileged, although not affluent, upbringing in Baltimore society, the author describes her subjects first marriage to a US Navy flier who was verbally and physically abusive; and her second marriage to Ernest Simpson, who brought her to live in London, where she met the then prince of Wales, soon to become king. This is by far the best book ever written about the Duchess of Windsor.
The Uncommon Life of Wallis Simpson. This book is an attempt to write a fair and favorable biography of the Duchess of Windsor. I do not claim to have produced the definitive work; it still needs writing. Kensington Publishing Corp. But I think that with the assistance of the Windsors’ friends I have managed to correct many of the misconceptions about the Duchess-and, by extension, the Duke-and answer the years of rumor and innuendo which have plagued Wallis. There remain outstanding questions, and some answers may never be found.
A woman's life can really be a succession of lives, each revolving around some . I did not know much about Wallis Simpson before reading this book. I had heard of her and what I heard was not at all flattering.
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. Twenty-four pages of photographs reveal the life of the Duchess in all its incomparable glamour and romance. Greg King's biographies "The Last Empress, The Man Who Killed Rasputin, " and "The Mad King" have been universally acclaimed and internationally published. He lives in Everett, Washington.
The Duchess Of Windsor book. Greg King is open in his desire to write a sympathetic treatment of the life of Wallis Simpson, the American socialite for whom King Edward VIII abdicated the British crown. King argues the standard portrayal of Simpson is that of an immoral "adventuress" who pursued the King and was responsible for his decision to give up the throne. This narrative belongs firmly within the moral codes that existed in Britain during the 1930's.
The Duchess of Windsor sifts the decades of rumor and accusation to reveal the woman behind the legend. Wrongly blamed for the abdication crisis, Wallis suffered years of hostility from the Royal Family and much of the world. The Duchess's hold over her husband, her alleged sexual secrets and experiences, the couple's bitter relationship with the British Royal Family, and their involvement with Hitler and the Third Reich are all fully examined. The truth is infinitely more fascinating than the shallow, pathetic portrait previously painted.
Greg King (born 1965) is an American author, best known for his biographies of prominent historical figures. The Duchess of Windsor: The Uncommon Life of Wallis Simpson, 1999. Sharon Tate and the Manson murders, 2000. The Fate of the Romanovs, co-authored with Penny Wilson, 2003.
Greg King has at last given us a fair and balanced look at the amazing life of the Duchess Of Windsor. Windsor Wonderland," a fresh and positive view. com User, July 16, 1999.
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Wallis Simpson was an American socialite whose marriage to Edward VIII sparked a constitutional crisis, leading Edward to abdicate the throne. By the end of 1936, Wallis’s relationship with the king had become public knowledge, and she managed to flee to her friends’ home in France just ahead of the media frenzy. Despite pressure on all sides, Edward refused to give up his relationship Wallis, and instead chose to abdicate the throne in the face of a constitutional crisis.
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