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The Duchess of Windsor: the secret life

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"Deeply researched, valuable." -The New York Times Book Review

"A shocker . . . stunning . . . absolutely hypnotic. . . . A world of beautiful houses, ceaseless travel, trendsetting fashion, and powerful figures. . . . Fascinating revelations." -Cosmopolitan

Wallis, the Duchess of Windsor, was one of the most famous women in history, the American divorc#65533;e who captured the King of England, Edward VIII, and cost him his throne. Until Charles Higham's 1.3 million-copy bestseller, much of her life was a glamorous mystery. Now, fifteen years later, major new documentary evidence, classified at the time, makes for a book far more sensational than the original bestseller. Drawing from long-suppressed archives in France, England, and the United States, Higham has uncovered the duchess's passionate affair with a top-ranking political figure, the duke's romantic involvement with a male equerry, the secret radio broadcasts the couple made to Hitler, and the blackmail plot in Paris that almost brought them-and the British royal family-to ruin. This updated new edition of The Duchess of Windsor is essential reading.

"Higham's best. . . . Serious, deliciously fresh . . . documented by newly opened secret government files in the U.S. and England." -Kirkus Reviews

"Smooth and entertaining." -The Plain Dealer (Cleveland)

"An excellent biography . . . alert to every nuance." -The London Sunday Telegraph

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author Higham, Charles, 1931-2012.
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subject_facet Great Britain -- History -- Edward VIII, 1936, Large type books, Nobility -- Great Britain -- Biography, Windsor, Wallis Warfield, -- Duchess of, -- 1896-1986
title_display The Duchess of Windsor : the secret life
title_full The Duchess of Windsor : the secret life / Charles Higham
title_short The Duchess of Windsor :
title_sub the secret life
topic_facet History, Large type books, Nobility, Windsor, Wallis Warfield