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Great Dames: What I Learned from Older Women

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Synopses & Reviews

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:

The author offers portraits of ten remarkable women and describes the lessons she has learned from older women, including Jacqueline Onassis, Constance Baker Motley, Pamela Harriman, and seven others. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.

Synopsis:

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307556493
Subtitle:
What I Learned from Older Women
Publisher:
Three Rivers Press
Author:
Brenner, Marie
Author:
Marie Brenner
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Women
Subject:
Social Science : Women's Studies - General
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
Women in public life
Subject:
Conduct of life
Subject:
Biography-Women
Subject:
Feminist Studies-General
Subject:
Gender Studies-Womens Studies
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20010410
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
256

Related Subjects

Biography » General
Biography » Women
History and Social Science » Gender Studies » Womens Studies

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Product details 256 pages Crown Publishing Group - English 9780307556493 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The author offers portraits of ten remarkable women and describes the lessons she has learned from older women, including Jacqueline Onassis, Constance Baker Motley, Pamela Harriman, and seven others. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.
"Synopsis" by , 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.
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