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 put up, 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 put up helped glue cereal 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 way of overdue heart age used to be commonly 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 filthy rich Mrs. submit 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 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 1000s of civic and inventive reason, between them the nationwide Symphony Orchestra, the Washington Ballet, and the Kennedy Center.

Thanks to her brains, attractiveness and massive wealth, Mrs. submit was once a lady good prior to her period, whose average enterprise acumen created the frozen meals and helped remodel the Postum Cereal corporation into the overall meals Corporation.

A sweeping social historical past approximately certainly one of America's most pretty, 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 women, senators and diplomats.

The daughter of breakfast-cereal rich 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 best way she married 4 instances, anonymously gave millions of greenbacks to widows, scholars and infantrymen and earned the dignity of thousands 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 girls and social background. As a journalist her paintings has seemed within the big apple instances, American historical past journal, women domestic magazine, enterprise Week’s Careers and different nationwide courses. Her past books comprise the hot Suburban lady, the mum reflect and Isabella of Castile for which she received the 1992 writer of the yr Award from the yank Society of newshounds and Authors.

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