By Nancy Rubin Stuart
As a lady starting 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 overdue heart age used to be generally stated 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 lifestyles, the gorgeous 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. submit was once additionally mom to actress Dina Merrill. all through her existence, she gave generously to 1000s of civic and creative reason, between them the nationwide Symphony Orchestra, the Washington Ballet, and the Kennedy Center.
Thanks to her brains, attractiveness and large wealth, Mrs. put up used to be a girl good prior to her period, whose usual enterprise acumen created the frozen meals and helped rework the Postum Cereal corporation into the final meals Corporation.
A sweeping social heritage 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 girls, senators and diplomats.
The daughter of breakfast-cereal mogul, C.W. publish, Marjorie Post's tale strains her upward push from her middle-class Midwestern roots to the head of America's excessive society. alongside the way in which she married 4 occasions, anonymously gave hundreds of thousands of bucks to widows, scholars and squaddies and earned the honour 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 historical past. As a journalist her paintings has seemed within the ny occasions, American heritage journal, women domestic magazine, company Week’s Careers and different nationwide courses. Her prior books contain the recent Suburban lady, the mummy reflect and Isabella of Castile for which she gained the 1992 writer of the yr 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