By Nancy Rubin Stuart
As a lady growing to be up within the Midwest, younger Marjorie submit 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 past due heart age was once largely said because the “ Queen of Washington, D.C.” due to her friendship with presidents, senators, diplomats and royalty.
During the approximately 9 many years of her lifestyles, the attractive and drastically prosperous Mrs. submit had 4 husbands – between them, stockbroker, E.F. Hutton and Joseph Davies, ambassador to Soviet Russia less than 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 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 sizeable wealth, Mrs. publish used to be a girl good prior to her period, whose common company acumen created the frozen meals and helped rework the Postum Cereal corporation into the final meals Corporation.
A sweeping social historical past approximately one among America's most pretty, 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 girls, senators and diplomats.
The daughter of breakfast-cereal tycoon, C.W. put up, Marjorie Post's tale strains 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 bucks to widows, scholars and squaddies and earned the dignity of countless numbers 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 girls and social heritage. As a journalist her paintings has seemed within the big apple instances, American historical past journal, girls domestic magazine, company Week’s Careers and different nationwide courses. Her previous books contain the recent Suburban girl, the mummy reflect and Isabella of Castile for which she received the 1992 writer of the yr Award from the yankee Society of newshounds and Authors.
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American Empress: The Life and Times of Marjorie Merriweather Post by Nancy Rubin Stuart