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The Resource Diamonds and deadlines : a tale of greed, deceit, and a female tycoon in the gilded age, Betsy Prioleau

Diamonds and deadlines : a tale of greed, deceit, and a female tycoon in the gilded age, Betsy Prioleau

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Diamonds and deadlines : a tale of greed, deceit, and a female tycoon in the gilded age
Title
Diamonds and deadlines
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a tale of greed, deceit, and a female tycoon in the gilded age
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Betsy Prioleau
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"Among the fabled tycoons of the Gilded Age--Carnegie, Rockefeller, Vanderbilt--is a forgotten figure: Mrs. Frank Leslie. For twenty years she ran the country's largest publishing company, Frank Leslie Publishing, which chronicled postbellum America in dozens of weeklies and monthlies. A pioneer in an all-male industry, she made a fortune and became a national celebrity and tastemaker in the process. But Miriam Leslie was also a byword for scandal: She flouted feminine convention, took lovers, married four times, and harbored unsavory secrets that she concealed through a skein of lies and multiple personas. Both before and after her lifetime, glimpses of the truth emerged, including an illegitimate birth and a checkered youth. Diamonds & Deadlines reveals the unknown, sensational life of the brilliant and brazen "empress of journalism," who dropped a bombshell at her death: She left her entire multimillion-dollar estate to women's suffrage--a never-equaled amount that guaranteed passage of the Nineteenth Amendment. In this dazzling biography, cultural historian Betsy Prioleau draws from diaries, genealogies, and published works to provide an intimate look at the life of one of the Gilded Age's most complex, powerful women and unexpected feminist icons. Ultimately, Diamonds and Deadlines restores Mrs. Frank Leslie to her rightful place in history, as a monumental businesswoman who presaged the feminist future and reflected, in bold relief, the Gilded Age, one of the most momentous, seismic, and vivid epochs in American history."--Amazon
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11050260
Cataloging source
LMJ
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1942-
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Prioleau, Betsy
Dewey number
973.8
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Leslie, Frank
  • Scandals
  • Women publishers
  • Billionaires
  • Businesswomen
  • United States
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a tale of greed, deceit, and a female tycoon in the Gilded Age
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Diamonds and deadlines : a tale of greed, deceit, and a female tycoon in the gilded age, Betsy Prioleau
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
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  • txt
  • sti
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
357 pages, 16 unnumbered leaves of unnumbered plates
Isbn
9781468314502
Isbn Type
(hb)
Lccn
2021946806
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illusrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1295240714
Label
Diamonds and deadlines : a tale of greed, deceit, and a female tycoon in the gilded age, Betsy Prioleau
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
357 pages, 16 unnumbered leaves of unnumbered plates
Isbn
9781468314502
Isbn Type
(hb)
Lccn
2021946806
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illusrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1295240714

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