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By Nancy Rubin Stuart

ISBN-10: 0595301460

ISBN-13: 9780595301461

ISBN-10: 0679413472

ISBN-13: 9780679413479

AMERICAN EMPRESS is the best-selling heritage of the dramatic lifetime of heiress Marjorie Merriweather publish, daughter of breakfast-cereal rich person C.W. put up, founding father of the Postum Cereal Company.

As a woman turning out to be up within the Midwest, younger Marjorie publish helped glue cereal bins in her father’s barn, later sat at the board of administrators of her father’s corporation, wed numerous occasions and through overdue heart age was once generally said because the “ Queen of Washington, D.C.” as a result of her friendship with presidents, senators, diplomats and royalty.

During the approximately 9 a long time of her existence, the gorgeous and enormously filthy rich Mrs. submit had 4 husbands – between them, stockbroker, E.F. Hutton and Joseph Davies, ambassador to Soviet Russia lower than Stalin – outfitted a number of glittering mansions, together with Palm Beach’s mythical Mar-A-Lago and sailed the seven seas on her large yacht, the ocean Cloud.

A glamorous and warm-hearted girl who retained her Midwestern twang and fondness for sq. dancing, Mrs. publish used to be additionally mom to actress Dina Merrill. all through her existence, she gave generously to hundreds and hundreds of civic and creative reason, between them the nationwide Symphony Orchestra, the Washington Ballet, and the Kennedy Center.

Thanks to her brains, good looks and giant wealth, Mrs. put up used to be a girl good prior to her period, whose common company acumen created the frozen meals and helped remodel the Postum Cereal corporation into the overall meals Corporation.

A sweeping social background approximately certainly one of America's most lovely, filthy rich and beneficiant heiresses,the "Duchess of Washington, D.C." and the "Queen of Palm Beach," a chum to the topped heads of Europe in addition to to American presidents, first women, senators and diplomats.

The daughter of breakfast-cereal wealthy person, C.W. publish, Marjorie Post's tale lines her upward thrust from her middle-class Midwestern roots to the head of America's excessive society. alongside the way in which she married 4 occasions, anonymously gave millions of bucks to widows, scholars and infantrymen and earned the distinction of 1000s of individuals for her charity, wit and charm.

About the Author:
Nancy Rubin (Stuart) is a best-selling writer and journalist who frequently writes approximately ladies and social heritage. As a journalist her paintings has seemed within the ny instances, American heritage journal, women domestic magazine, company Week’s Careers and different nationwide guides. Her previous books contain the hot Suburban girl, the mum reflect and Isabella of Castile for which she gained the 1992 writer of the 12 months Award from the yankee Society of newshounds and Authors.

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