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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.

Wallis Simpson was an American socialite whose marriage to Edward VIII sparked . The Duchess of Windsor: The Uncommon Life of Wallis Simpson. Wallis Warfied, Duchess of Windsor.

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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Drawing from newly declassified documents, a chronicle of the century's most enduring love story follows Wallis Simpson from her Pennsylvania birth through her long marriage to the abdicating King Edward VIII, exploring the myths that surround her. 35,000 first printing.

Comments: (7)

Gholbirius
If one has read different books based on the Royals in England, one gets the idea they are a bunch odd fish at times. Cold hearted, extremely private, presenting only their good sides and being unaware and at times surprised that they are not loved constantly by the people of the realm. This was an opened minded account of what most happened during the love affair and marriage of the Duke and Duchess. The number of people interviewed and mentioned in the book were mostly well intended and had little need of selling out the couple. For all the glamour in their lives the last year's were belong sad. With the actions of his Royal family, certainly are repeated in their attitudes toward Princess Diana toward the end or the marriage, the divorce and her death.
MisterMax
I was impressed that this author told both sides of the stories - not just the sordid crazy stuff that usually hits the tabloids. I also learned things about the Duchess that I hadn't read elsewhere. It amazes me that so many people still believe some of the outrageous lies that were made up about both the Duke and Duchess. The Duchess was often over the top but not without her good points. The vendetta against the couple by the royal family is explained in more detail here. Sad lives really. It is too bad that the Duchess never learned how to be truly strong and independent instead of always relying on others to provide for her. Interesting read.
Ionzar
This book is simply a re-telling of material from all the other books I have read about the Duke and Duchess of Windsor. One of the main differences is that from this author's perspective, the Duchess of Windsor has been portrayed much too negatively by most other authors. I tend to disagree, especially after reading Frances Donaldson's excellent biography of the Prince of Wales and Phillip Ziegler's authorized biography. Ralph Martin's book "The Woman He Loved" is a sort of hagiography of her, and has many inaccuracies. I thought perhaps this book would tell me something new, but it didn't. The author apparently doesn't believe the story that Mrs. Simpson was having at least one other affair while she was in a relationship with the Duke, but before they married. I wouldn't spend the money; just go to the library and get the books by Donaldson and Ziegler.
Wen
This book is very well written and a deep dive into the lives of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor. It brought out views of the abdication and their lives thereafter that I have not heard elsewhere. Learning about Wallis's life as she grew up in America, and the sad story of her first marriage, gave great insight into how she became the infamous twice-divorced Wallis Simpson. If you are into all things about the British crown, this book will shed much light. It's worth the long read to learn so much new information. Time and money well-spent for the Kindle addition. The only thing more I wish it had were photographs. It was easy enough to find them elsewhere on the Internet, but would have been better had they been included in the book with cutlines. Enjoy!
Malann
If you are interested in the life of the Duchess of Windsor, you’ve probably read several books about her. This is the ONLY book that rings true.

In fact, it’s obvious that many other “biographers” simply copy each others stories.

The real Wallis Simpson is so much more interesting than the lurid lies told about her. The smart and caring wife. Gracious hostess. Style icon.

Greg King is one of my favorite authors - his other books are wonderful, too!
Tar
Loaded with detail without being too trashy as a few of the other books about Wallis are, it does a great job of explaining both personalities with enough depth to understand their relationship. I actually like her now...
Urreur
A most interesting and informtive book, giving a new review of this lady who made an impact on world history. According to this narrative,she was not. the horrible, scheming woman most of us were led to believe. Other than dealing with her primarily, the book gave us a review of what was happening in the world at the time of her association with the abdicated King. I would recommend this publication for the contents it contains.
Mr. King's book is a fascinating read, and I appreciate and applaud his effort to show the Duke and Duchess as real people and to go beyond the too widely accepted impressions and stereotypes... only problem is: WHY were the photos left out of the Kindle edition of this book? Illustrations add so much to a story such as this, particularly since this couple lived out their lives amidst the glaring obtrusiveness of the media! I am bitterly disappointed.
The Duchess Of Windsor: The Uncommon Life of Wallis Simpson download epub
Historical
Author: Greg King
ISBN: 1559724714
Category: Biographies & Memoris
Subcategory: Historical
Language: English
Publisher: Citadel; New Ed edition (September 1, 2000)
Pages: 556 pages