American Empress: The Life and Times of Marjorie by Nancy Rubin Stuart

By Nancy Rubin Stuart

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

As a lady growing to be up within the Midwest, younger Marjorie submit helped glue cereal packing containers in her father’s barn, later sat at the board of administrators of her father’s corporation, wed a number of instances and by way of past due center age was once greatly said because the “ Queen of Washington, D.C.” as a result of her friendship with presidents, senators, diplomats and royalty.

During the approximately 9 many years of her existence, the attractive and tremendously prosperous Mrs. publish had 4 husbands – between them, stockbroker, E.F. Hutton and Joseph Davies, ambassador to Soviet Russia below Stalin – outfitted numerous 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 lady who retained her Midwestern twang and fondness for sq. dancing, Mrs. put up was once additionally mom to actress Dina Merrill. all through her lifestyles, she gave generously to countless numbers 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 mammoth wealth, Mrs. put up was once a lady good sooner than her period, whose normal enterprise acumen created the frozen meals and helped rework the Postum Cereal corporation into the final meals Corporation.

A sweeping social heritage approximately one among 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 push from her middle-class Midwestern roots to the head of America's excessive society. alongside the best way she married 4 instances, anonymously gave hundreds of thousands 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 background. As a journalist her paintings has seemed within the manhattan instances, American heritage journal, women domestic magazine, enterprise Week’s Careers and different nationwide courses. Her past books comprise the hot Suburban girl, the mum reflect and Isabella of Castile for which she gained the 1992 writer of the yr Award from the yankee Society of newshounds and Authors.

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