Katharine Jose

American Girl: The Wallis Simpson story, told differently:

If the story author Anne Sebba tells in her new book, That Woman: The Life of Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor, is true, then the story of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor that has been passed down is very much a myth. The story Sebba tells is more like this: an emotionally and morally stunted prince, who never wanted to be king, and becomes a poor one, becomes so obsessed with a woman who—although she enjoys his attention, the jewelry, and the lifestyle—he essentially corners into marriage.

Bio: Katharine Jose is a current student of Community and Regional Planning at the University of Texas-Austin School of Architecture. She has written about politics, infrastructure, environment, development, natural disasters, and more for Capital, and The New York Times, among other publications.

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American Girl: The Wallis Simpson story, told differently

If the story author Anne Sebba tells in her new book, That Woman: The Life of Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor, is true, then the story of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor that has been passed down is very much a myth. The story Sebba tells is more like this: an emotionally and morally stunted prince, who never wanted to be king, and becomes a poor one, becomes so obsessed with a woman who—although she enjoys his attention, the jewelry, and the lifestyle—he essentially corners into marriage.

Feb. 17, 2012

 
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Back to nature: The house in the park at the end of Bayswater

The city is considering a request to revisit a forgotten park in the Rockaways that was once the home of a nature-loving eccentric.

Apr. 6, 2011