Book The Queen of Paris

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  • Author : Pamela Binnings Ewen
  • Publisher : Blackstone Publishing
  • Release : 2020-04-07
  • ISBN : 1982546948
  • Pages : 416 pages

Download or read The Queen of Paris PDF, written by Pamela Binnings Ewen and published by Blackstone Publishing. This book was released on 2020-04-07 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Legendary fashion designer Coco Chanel is revered for her sophisticated style—the iconic little black dress—and famed for her intoxicating perfume Chanel No. 5. Yet behind the public persona is a complicated woman of intrigue, shadowed by mysterious rumors. The Queen of Paris, the new novel from award-winning author Pamela Binnings Ewen, vividly imagines the hidden life of Chanel during the four years of Nazi occupation in Paris in the midst of WWII—as discovered in recently unearthed wartime files. Coco Chanel could be cheerful, lighthearted, and generous; she also could be ruthless, manipulative, even cruel. Against the winds of war, with the Wehrmacht marching down the Champs-Élysées, Chanel finds herself residing alongside the Reich’s High Command in the Hotel Ritz. Surrounded by the enemy, Chanel wages a private war of her own to wrestle full control of her perfume company from the hands of her Jewish business partner, Pierre Wertheimer. With anti-Semitism on the rise, he has escaped to the United States with the confidential formula for Chanel No. 5. Distrustful of his intentions to set up production on the outskirts of New York City, Chanel fights to seize ownership. The House of Chanel shall not fall. While Chanel struggles to keep her livelihood intact, Paris sinks under the iron fist of German rule. Chanel—a woman made of sparkling granite—will do anything to survive. She will even agree to collaborate with the Nazis in order to protect her darkest secrets. When she is covertly recruited by Germany to spy for the Reich, she becomes Agent F-7124, code name: Westminster. But why? And to what lengths will she go to keep her stormy past from haunting her future?

Book Martha Gellhorn

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  • Author : Caroline Moorehead
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2011-08-31
  • ISBN : 1409079481
  • Pages : 560 pages

Download or read Martha Gellhorn PDF, written by Caroline Moorehead and published by Random House. This book was released on 2011-08-31 with total page 560 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Discover the life of one of the twentieth century's most significant and notorious war correspondents, and the third wife of Ernest Hemingway. Martha Gellhorn's journalism tracks many of the flashpoints of the twentieth century; as a young woman she witnessed the suffering of the American Depression and risked her life in the Spanish Civil War. Her dispatches from the front made her a legend, yet her private life was often messy and volcanic. Her determination to be a war correspondent - and her conspicuous success - contributed to the breakdown of her infamously stormy marriage to Ernest Hemingway. In this mesmerising biography of a life that spanned the twentieth century, Moorehead reveals how passionately Martha fought against injustice, and how determined she was to catch the human story. 'A deeply sympathetic portrait... [it shows] an overwhelming sense of what it is to be human' Daily Telegraph

Book Mademoiselle Chanel

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  • Author : C. W. Gortner
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2015-07-08
  • ISBN : 9781410480132
  • Pages : pages

Download or read Mademoiselle Chanel PDF, written by C. W. Gortner and published by . This book was released on 2015-07-08 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: She revolutionized fashion and built an international empire . . . all on her own terms Born into rural poverty, Gabrielle Chanel and her sisters are sent to a convent orphanage after their mother's death. The nuns of the order nurture Gabrielle's exceptional sewing skills, a talent that would propel the willful young woman into a life far removed from the drudgery of her childhood. Burning with ambition, the petite brunette transforms herself into Coco, by day a hard-working seamstress and by night a singer in a nightclub, where her incandescence draws in a wealthy gentleman who becomes the love of her life. She immerses herself in his world of money and luxury, discovering a freedom that sparks her creativity. But it is only when her lover takes her to Paris that Coco discovers her destiny. Rejecting the frilly, corseted silhouette of the past, Coco's sleek, minimalist styles reflect the youthful ease and confidence of the 1920s modern woman. As her reputation spreads, her couture business explodes, taking her into rarefied circles of society and bohemian salons. But her fame and fortune cannot save her from heartbreak as the years pass. And when Paris falls to the Nazis, Coco is forced to make choices that will haunt her always. An enthralling novel about an entirely self-made woman, Mademoiselle Chanel tells the true story of Coco Chanel's extraordinary ambition, passion, and artistic vision.

Book Historical Classics 3 Novel Bundle

Download or read Historical Classics 3 Novel Bundle PDF, written by Danielle Steel and published by Dell. This book was released on 2011-09-27 with total page 1392 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In book after beloved book, New York Times bestselling author Danielle Steel consistently writes captivating stories notable for their unforgettable characters, page-turning plots, and richly imagined settings. Steel’s sweeping, emotionally resonant historical novels in particular hold a special place in readers’ hearts. Now here’s a convenient eBook bundle that features three classic historical novels—Jewels, No Greater Love, and Zoya—stellar fiction from the incomparable Danielle Steel. Includes an excerpt from Danielle Steel’s latest historical novel, Legacy, a compelling, centuries-spanning novel that brilliantly interweaves the lives of two women.

Book The Complete Index to Literary Sources in Film

Download or read The Complete Index to Literary Sources in Film PDF, written by Alan Goble and published by Walter de Gruyter. This book was released on 1999-01-01 with total page 1039 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Between the Covers

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  • Author : Margo Hammond
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2008-11-11
  • ISBN : 0786727004
  • Pages : 296 pages

Download or read Between the Covers PDF, written by Margo Hammond and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2008-11-11 with total page 296 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: With wit and wisdom, the bibliophile's Ebert & Roeper recommend more than 600 books based on what women care about most. Between the Covers is organized around their wide-ranging curiosity—about themselves, friends and family, the larger world—and their concerns, from health to sex to managing their finances. With such sections as “Babes We Love” (Role Models Real and Imagined), “The Babe Inside” (Focusing on Body and Soul), and “Love, Sex & Second Chances,” this unique collection of fiction and nonfiction reflects how women really read.

Book The Ox On The Roof

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  • Author : James Harding
  • Publisher : Da Capo Press, Incorporated
  • Release : 1986-01-21
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 261 pages

Download or read The Ox On The Roof PDF, written by James Harding and published by Da Capo Press, Incorporated. This book was released on 1986-01-21 with total page 261 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Jewelry Talks

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  • Author : Richard Klein
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 2012-02-15
  • ISBN : 0307816184
  • Pages : 240 pages

Download or read Jewelry Talks PDF, written by Richard Klein and published by Vintage. This book was released on 2012-02-15 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Campy, bitchy, outrageous, and quite a bit more than over the top, Abby Zinzo describes himself as “a cross between Auntie Mame and Louis the Sun King.” Abby has lived a life dedicated to pleasure, and nothing has given him more pleasure than owning, wearing, or merely contemplating the lustrous objects with which women and men have always adorned themselves. In this sexy, funny book that is part novel and part thesis on jewelry, Abby sits down to record everything he has learned over a lifetime, planning to leave this story along with his collection of valuable stones to his beloved niece, Zeem. He recounts the history of famous gems–like the fabulous Koh-i-Noor and the brilliant blue Hope diamond–and regales us with naughty tales of the women who made the beautiful jewelry their own, including Coco Chanel, the Duchess of Windsor, and Elizabeth Taylor. He also narrates his own sensational life, from Harvard undergraduate to dancer in a notorious Paris drag cabaret to his twilight as a man for whom gender is just another glittering ornament. Sharp, fascinating, and sparkling with its own inner fire, Jewelry Talks is precious gem in and of itself.

Book The Chanel Sisters

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  • Author : Judithe Little
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Release : 2020-12-29
  • ISBN : 1488076790
  • Pages : pages

Download or read The Chanel Sisters PDF, written by Judithe Little and published by Harlequin. This book was released on 2020-12-29 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A USA Today and Globe and Mail bestseller! A novel of survival, love, loss, triumph—and the sisters who changed fashion forever Antoinette and Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel know they’re destined for something better. Abandoned by their family at a young age, they’ve grown up under the guidance of nuns preparing them for simple lives as the wives of tradesmen or shopkeepers. At night, their secret stash of romantic novels and magazine cutouts beneath the floorboards are all they have to keep their dreams of the future alive. The walls of the convent can’t shield them forever, and when they’re finally of age, the Chanel sisters set out together with a fierce determination to prove themselves worthy to a society that has never accepted them. Their journey propels them out of poverty and to the stylish cafés of Moulins, the dazzling performance halls of Vichy—and to a small hat shop on the rue Cambon in Paris, where a boutique business takes hold and expands to the glamorous French resort towns. But the sisters’ lives are again thrown into turmoil when World War I breaks out, forcing them to make irrevocable choices, and they’ll have to gather the courage to fashion their own places in the world, even if apart from each other. “The Chanel Sisters explores with care the timeless need for belonging, purpose, and love, and the heart’s relentless pursuit of these despite daunting odds. Beautifully told to the last page.” —Susan Meissner, bestselling author of The Last Year of the War

Book Wallis s War

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  • Author : Kate Auspitz
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release : 2015-05-14
  • ISBN : 022624038X
  • Pages : 219 pages

Download or read Wallis s War PDF, written by Kate Auspitz and published by University of Chicago Press. This book was released on 2015-05-14 with total page 219 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "First published in Great Britain in 2010 by Quartet Books"--Title page verso.

Book World Historical Fiction

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  • Author : Lynda G. Adamson
  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Release : 1999
  • ISBN : 9781573560665
  • Pages : 719 pages

Download or read World Historical Fiction PDF, written by Lynda G. Adamson and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 1999 with total page 719 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An annotated bibliography covering the best in historical fiction set all around the world

Book A Year in High Heels

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  • Author : Camilla Morton
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2011-05-26
  • ISBN : 144471709X
  • Pages : 528 pages

Download or read A Year in High Heels PDF, written by Camilla Morton and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2011-05-26 with total page 528 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: If your resolutions tend to look much the same from one year to another and you are suffering from the suspicion that someone, somewhere is having more fun that you, then you need something to revitalise your lust for life. A YEAR IN HIGH HEELS is here to help. This book will guide you through the months with a perfectly co-ordinated combination of culture and challenges. With a monthly muse to inspire, and a suggested title for that soon-to-be-formed book club, dumbing down is so last season. Erin O'Connor, Diane von Furstenberg, Matthew Williamson and others share their secrets about their favourite places - so the next time you check in you'll know what to check out - while Dita von Teese, Anya Hindmarch and Christian Lacroix show you how to undress, how to go green and how to appreciate opera. Eclectic, practical and fantastical, A YEAR IN HIGH HEELS is crammed with fascinating stories, inspiring ideas and surprisingly sensible advice. Forget who, when, why and what to wear. Get ready to wow!

Book The Cultural Life of the Automobile

Download or read The Cultural Life of the Automobile PDF, written by Guillermo Giucci and published by University of Texas Press. This book was released on 2012-05-24 with total page 260 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From its invention in Europe at the end of the nineteenth century, the automobile crisscrossed the world, completely took over the cities, and became a feature of daily life. Considered basic to the American lifestyle, the car reflected individualism, pragmatism, comfort, and above all modernity. In Latin America, it served as a symbol of distinction, similar to jewelry or fine clothing. In The Cultural Life of the Automobile, Guillermo Giucci focuses on the automobile as an instrument of social change through its “kinetic modernity” and as an embodiment of the tremendous social impact of technology on cultural life. Material culture—how certain objects generate a wide array of cultural responses—has been the focus of much scholarly discussion in recent years. The automobile wrought major changes and inspired images in language, literature, and popular culture. Focusing primarily on Latin America but also covering the United States, Europe, Asia, and Africa, Giucci examines how the automobile was variously adapted by different cultures and how its use shaped and changed social and economic relationships within them. At the same time, he shows how the “automobilization” of society became an essential support for the development of modern individualism, and the automobile its clearest material manifestation.

Book Maud Coleno   s Daughter

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  • Author : John Dann
  • Publisher : Troubador Publishing Ltd
  • Release : 2017-02-28
  • ISBN : 1788031733
  • Pages : 200 pages

Download or read Maud Coleno s Daughter PDF, written by John Dann and published by Troubador Publishing Ltd. This book was released on 2017-02-28 with total page 200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: One woman’s transformation from ingénue chorus girl to wealthy Mayfair hostess – whilst hiding some dark secrets...

Book The Biography Book

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  • Author : Daniel S. Burt
  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Release : 2001
  • ISBN : 9781573562560
  • Pages : 650 pages

Download or read The Biography Book PDF, written by Daniel S. Burt and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 2001 with total page 650 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Contains alphabetically arranged entries that identify and assess the biographical materials available on over five hundred notable historical figures, listing autobiography and primary sources, recommended biographies and juvenile biographies, other biographical studies, biographical novels, fictional portraits, and biographical films and theatrical adaptations.

Book Orange Coast Magazine

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Book Branding Queens

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  • Author : Kim D. Rozdeba
  • Publisher : Rozdeba Brand & Co.
  • Release : 2022-05-10
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 244 pages

Download or read Branding Queens PDF, written by Kim D. Rozdeba and published by Rozdeba Brand & Co.. This book was released on 2022-05-10 with total page 244 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Branding Queens is a collection of stories about twenty women entrepreneurs who, against all odds, built famous brands that were beloved by millions of customers worldwide. Building a brand isn’t easy. Establishing an iconic brand is one in a million. Add the fact of being a woman in an unfortunately still male-dominated business world, and you’d think it was almost impossible. Branding Queens celebrates the branding accomplishments of these self-made women who persevered in a man’s world to create an enduring brand dynasty. This book profiles the brands and lives of Barbe-Nicole Clicquot of Veuve Clicquot champagne; Anna Bissell, cofounder of the BISSELL Carpet Sweeper Company; Madam C.J. Walker, Elizabeth Arden, Estée Lauder, Mary Kay Ash, and Anita Roddick (of The Body Shop), all cosmetics and beauty mavericks; women’s apparel innovators Coco Chanel, Liz Claiborne, Tory Burch, and Sara Blakely; Margaret Rudkin, founder of Pepperidge Farm; Olive Ann Beech cofounder of Beech Aircraft; Ruth Handler, cofounder of Mattel toys; Katharine Graham, owner of The Washington Post; Queen Elizabeth II, Sovereign of fifteen nations; Lillian Vernon, direct-mail maven; media moguls Martha Stewart and Oprah Winfrey; and Debbi Fields, founder of Mrs. Fields Cookies. These are the branding queens. Branding expert Kim D. Rozdeba unravels these fascinating stories with a clear perspective on creating a brand in twenty different ways. You will learn how these women marketed hope, health, dignity, confidence, beauty, empowerment, and happiness through their products and services. To help uncover the secrets to these women’s success, Kim assesses how the branding queens approached each of five branding components—Commitment, Construct, Community, Content, and Consistency (the 5 C’s). These women lived life to its fullest by following their passions and purpose. Their stories are just as big as their brands. Branding Queens will inspire you, empower you, and encourage your entrepreneurial spirit.