ALABAMA: The Wallace Tapes

As Cornelia Wallace tells it in C'nelia, her highly personal portrayal of life with Alabama Governor George Wallace, their marriage was warm and close, both emotionally and physically. They shared baths together, sometimes "hugged and kissed and cried and sobbed," and were intimate even after his gunshot wounds made conventional sexual relations impossible. She tells how she once shooed the security men out of George's hospital room as he recuperated; she locked the door "and returned to the arms of my waiting husband." Afterward, "his wheelchair had a new wiggle in its roll—and I had a new bounce in...

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