Before Wallis

Author: Rachel Trethewey
Publisher: The History Press
ISBN: 9780750990196
Release Date: 2018-10-15
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Wallis Simpson was the woman who stole the king’s heart and rocked the monarchy - but she was not Edward VIII’s first or only love. This book is about the women he adored before Wallis dominated his life. There was Rosemary Leveson Gower, the girl he wanted to marry and who would have made the perfect match for a future king; the Prince’s long-term mistress, Freda Dudley Ward, who exerted a pull almost equal to Wallis over her lover, but abided by the rules of the game and knew she would never marry him. Then there was Thelma Furness, his twice-married American lover, who enjoyed a domestic life with him, but realised it could not last forever and demanded nothing more than to be his mistress. In each love affair, Edward behaved like a cross between a little boy lost and a spoilt child. Each one of the three women in this book could have changed the course of history. In examining their lives and impact on the heir to the throne, we question whether he ever really wanted to be king.

Wings Over Suez

Author: Brian Cull
Publisher: Grub Street the Basement
ISBN: STANFORD:36105019811731
Release Date: 1996
Genre: History

The continuation of the true story about the struggle for the skies over the Middle East.

Women Political Leaders

Author: J. Jensen
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9780230616851
Release Date: 2008-11-24
Genre: Political Science

This book examines the many routes forty or so women have taken to become president or prime minister of their countries and the problems they have encountered once in office. Their ability to deal with the difficulties of governmental and party leadership in a male-dominated culture are discussed along with an evaluation of their performance in managing domestic problems and handling the issues of war and peace. The essential question asked throughout is what difference being female made in their governing style.