By Nancy Rubin Stuart
As a woman starting to be up within the Midwest, younger Marjorie put up 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 occasions and by means of overdue center age was once generally said because the “ Queen of Washington, D.C.” due to her friendship with presidents, senators, diplomats and royalty.
During the approximately 9 a long time of her existence, the attractive and drastically prosperous Mrs. publish had 4 husbands – between them, stockbroker, E.F. Hutton and Joseph Davies, ambassador to Soviet Russia below 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. submit was once additionally mom to actress Dina Merrill. all through her lifestyles, she gave generously to 1000's of civic and creative reason, between them the nationwide Symphony Orchestra, the Washington Ballet, and the Kennedy Center.
Thanks to her brains, attractiveness and gigantic wealth, Mrs. publish used to be a girl good sooner than her period, whose common enterprise acumen created the frozen meals and helped remodel the Postum Cereal corporation into the final meals Corporation.
A sweeping social heritage approximately one in all America's most lovely, prosperous and beneficiant heiresses,the "Duchess of Washington, D.C." and the "Queen of Palm Beach," a pal to the topped heads of Europe in addition to to American presidents, first girls, senators and diplomats.
The daughter of breakfast-cereal wealthy person, C.W. put up, Marjorie Post's tale strains her upward thrust from her middle-class Midwestern roots to the top of America's excessive society. alongside the best way she married 4 occasions, anonymously gave millions of greenbacks to widows, scholars and squaddies and earned the glory of 1000s of individuals for her charity, wit and charm.
About the Author:
Nancy Rubin (Stuart) is a best-selling writer and journalist who usually writes approximately ladies and social heritage. As a journalist her paintings has seemed within the ny occasions, American background journal, women domestic magazine, company Week’s Careers and different nationwide guides. Her previous books comprise the recent Suburban girl, the mummy replicate and Isabella of Castile for which she gained the 1992 writer of the 12 months Award from the yank Society of newshounds and Authors.
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American Empress: The Life and Times of Marjorie Merriweather Post by Nancy Rubin Stuart