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That Woman: The Life of Wallis Simpson Duchess of Windsor by Anne Sebba

That Woman: The Life of Wallis Simpson Duchess of Windsor by Anne Sebba

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That Woman:  The Life of Wallis Simpson Duchess of Windsor by Anne Sebba is a 344-page hardcover published in 2012 by St. Martin's Press.  The title page is signed by the author to the previous owner and the overall condition is very good.

Book Summary

"That woman," as she was referred to by the Queen Mother, became a hate figure by ensnaring a British king and destabilizing the monarchy.  Born in 1896 in Baltimore, Bessie Wallis Warfield endured an impoverished and comparatively obscure childhood that inflamed a burning desire to rise above her circumstances.  Neither beautiful nor brilliant, she nevertheless became one of the most talked-about women of her generation, and inspired such deep love and adoration in Edward VIII that he have up a throne and an empire for her.  Wallis lived by her wit and her wits, while both her apparent and alleged moral transgressions added to her aura and dazzle.  Accused of fascist sympathies, having Nazi lovers, and learning bizarre sexual techniques in China, she was the subject of widespread gossip and fascination.  In death, the Duchess became a style icon and a symbol of empowerment, a woman whose unequivocal aim was to win in the game of life.

ISBN:  978-1-250-00296-9

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