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Noblesse Desoblige

May 12, 1991

As an avid reader of nonfiction and a bit of a writer myself, I often wonder why anyone would want to publish a biography of King Edward VIII, as you reviewed on Feb. 3. ("King Edward III," by Philip Ziegler, reviewed by Anne Chamberlin).

The English have rarely produced a less intelligent or more boring and uninteresting man. He is a mere pimple on the butt of history. Yet biographers continue to find publishers and rewrite the man's ridiculous life as if it had some meaning.

Why, oh why, can't they do books about people whom we can admire and from whom we can learn something of value?

GEOFFREY POST, SANTA MARIA

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