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Women of Means von Marlene Wagman-Geller

Women of Means Marlene Wagman-Geller

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Zusammenfassung

People are riveted by royals, captivated by celebrities, mesmerized by the monied and enthralled by eccentric characters. Belvoed biographer Marlene Wagman Geller gathers them all in this enchanting look at the lives and the gilded lives of wealthy women.

Women of Means Zusammenfassung

Women of Means: The Fascinating Biographies of Royals, Heiresses, Eccentrics and Other Poor Little Rich Girls (Stories of the Rich & Famous, Famous Women) Marlene Wagman-Geller

A Glimpse Behind the Facade of Rich and Famous Women "...wild, witty, gossipy, and glamourous. A sheer delight." Becca Anderson, author of Badass Women Give the Best Advice #1 Best Seller in Women's Studies and Biographies of the Rich & Famous and Royalty An intimate portrait of women of privilege. As Becca Anderson recommends, read about "heiress Barbara Hutton's outrageous lifestyle, Jackie O as a step-mom, Patty Hearst's many adventures, Peggy Guggenheim's collection of art (and men), and Almira Carnarvon, the real-life counterpart to Lady Cora of Downton Abbey. Simply Splendid." The Grass Isn't Greener on the Other Side. Heiresses have always been viewed with eyes of envy. They were the ones for whom the cornucopia had been upended, showering them with unimaginable wealth and opportunity. However, through intimate historical biographies, Women of Means shows us that oftentimes the weaving sisters saved their most heart-wrenching tapestries for the destinies of wealthy women. Happily Never After. From the author of Behind Every Great Man, we now have Women of Means, vignettes of the women who were slated from birth or marriage to great privilege, only to endure lives which were the stuff Russian tragic heroines are made of. They are the nonfictional Richard Corys those not slated for happily ever after. Women of Means is a non-fiction best seller, full of the best biographies of all time. Some of the women whose silver spoons rusted include: Liliane Bettencourt, whose chemist father created L'Oreal... and was a Nazi collaborator Nica Rothschild, who traded her gilded life to become the Baroness of Bebop Jocelyn Wildenstein, who became a cosmetology-enhanced cat-woman Ruth Madoff, the dethroned queen of Manhattan Patty Hearst, who trod the path from heiress... to terrorist If you liked The Last Castle, Upstairs at the White House, or Lean In, you'll love Women of Means.

Über Marlene Wagman-Geller

Marlene Wagman-Geller received her B.A. from York University and her teaching credentials from the University of Toronto and San Diego State University. Currently she teaches high school English in National City, California. Reviews from her first three books (Penguin/Perigree) have appeared in the New York Times and the Associated Press article was picked up in dozens of newspapers such as the Denver Post, the Huffington Post, and the San Diego Tribune.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Table of Contents Foreword Prologue: A Rocky Ride Chapter 1: Did I Make the Most of Loving You? (1876) Chapter 2: The Golden Lion (1896) Chapter 3: All the Difference (1898) Chapter 4: Indian Summer (1901) Chapter 5: What Profit a Man? (1902) Chapter 6: The Porcelain Faces (1906) Chapter 7: King Midas's Granddaughter (1912) Chapter 8: Lucky Strike (1912) Chapter 9: Round Midnight (1913) Chapter 10: She and Trouble (1920) Chapter 11: Was It Worth It? (1922) Chapter 12: The Beautiful and the Damned (1922) Chapter 13: The Swan Princess (1924) Chapter 14: Prince Charming (1931) Chapter 15: Amazing Grace (1937) Chapter 16: The Wounding Thorns (1938) Chapter 17: A Facial Attraction (1940) Chapter 18: The Book of Ruth (1941) Chapter 19: The Comedy Is Over (1948) Chapter 20: My Gold (1950) Chapter 21: Rosebud (1954) Chapter 22: The House of Hancock (1954) Chapter 23: The Alchemist (1962) Chapter 24: The Death of the Hired Hand (1962) Chapter 25: Protects What's Good (1964) Chapter 26: Googoosha (1972) Chapter 27: No More Tears (1979) Chapter 28: Flowers in Their Attic (1997) Epilogue Acknowledgments Richard Cory (1897) Bibliography About the Author

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GOR010372314
9781642500172
1642500178
Women of Means: The Fascinating Biographies of Royals, Heiresses, Eccentrics and Other Poor Little Rich Girls (Stories of the Rich & Famous, Famous Women) Marlene Wagman-Geller
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Mango Media
2019-10-03
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