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The Duchess of Windsor
The Duchess of Windsor
Author: Michael Bloch
ISBN-13: 9780312151157
ISBN-10: 0312151152
Publication Date: 1/1997
Pages: 239
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Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Book Type: Hardcover
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Marvelous book.
Makes one pause to think...was she a woman or not.
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From Publishers Weekly
"This is a highly sympathetic biography of Wallis Warfield (1896-1986), the American woman for whom, in 1936, Edward VIII gave up the English throne, thus becoming the Duke of Windsor. Bloch (Wallis and Edward-Letters, 1931-37), who was one of the Duchess's legal representatives before her death, quotes at length from her letters and covers information published elsewhere, including the story of Wallis's first two marriages and her love affair with Edward. He details how the hostility of the duke's brother and successor, George VI, and his wife to the Windsors resulted in their self-imposed exile from England. ..........Bloch glosses over the Windsors' sympathy for Hitler and maintains that they were "moderately" rather than "extremely" rich. Photos include some previously unpublished. "
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