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Great Dames: What I Learned from Older Women

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Publisher Comments:

"Fascinating, gossipy, entertaining. . . ."

— New York Times Book Review

They are ten outstanding women of the century. Each had an aura, including Thelma Brenner, the first great dame her daughter ever knew. Their lives were both gloriously individual and yet somehow universal. They were mighty warriors and social leaders, women of aspiration who persevered. They lived through the Great Depression and a world war. Circumstances did not defeat them. They played on Broadway and in Washington. They had glamour, style, and intelligence. They dressed up the world.

"Vivid, intimate portraits . . . a splendid tribute to ten of the century's grandest, most powerful women."

—Us

"These women were our geishas, whispering in our ears to influence all aspects of American life."

—Susan Salter Reynolds, Los Angeles Times

"Delectable, classy . . . a runaway hit."

—Liz Smith

"An engrossing introduction to a way of life that's now extinct, for better or for worse."

—Chicago Sun-Times

Synopsis:

Brenner offers vivid and intimate profiles of ten unforgettable heroines of the Greatest Generation--including Jacqueline Onassis, Clare Booth Luce, Pamela Harriman, Diana Trilling, and the author's own mother--whose achievements and personal style helped to shape the 20th century. Photos.

About the Author

MARIE BRENNER is the author of four books, including House of Dreams: The Bingham Family of Louisville. Her numerous articles have been published in the New York Times, The New Yorker, and Vanity Fair, where she is writer at large.

Table of Contents

They Were Outstanding

Kitty Carlisle Hart

Constance Baker Motley

Marietta Tree

Diana Trilling

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

Kay Thompson

Clare Boothe Luce

Luise Rainer

Pamela Harriman

Thelma Brenner

Acknowledgments

Product Details

ISBN:
9780609807095
Author:
Brenner, Marie
Publisher:
Broadway Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
Conduct of life
Subject:
Women in public life
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
Biography-Women
Edition Number:
1st pbk. ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
v. 10
Publication Date:
20010431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
10 BandW
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
7.82x5.46x.66 in. .59 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Brenner offers vivid and intimate profiles of ten unforgettable heroines of the Greatest Generation--including Jacqueline Onassis, Clare Booth Luce, Pamela Harriman, Diana Trilling, and the author's own mother--whose achievements and personal style helped to shape the 20th century. Photos.
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