By Nancy Rubin Stuart
As a lady turning out to be up within the Midwest, younger Marjorie submit helped glue cereal containers in her father’s barn, later sat at the board of administrators of her father’s corporation, wed numerous occasions and by means of past due center age was once commonly said because the “ Queen of Washington, D.C.” as a result of her friendship with presidents, senators, diplomats and royalty.
During the approximately 9 a long time of her existence, the attractive and significantly prosperous Mrs. publish had 4 husbands – between them, stockbroker, E.F. Hutton and Joseph Davies, ambassador to Soviet Russia less than Stalin – equipped 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 girl 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 creative reason, between them the nationwide Symphony Orchestra, the Washington Ballet, and the Kennedy Center.
Thanks to her brains, attractiveness and gigantic wealth, Mrs. submit used to be a girl good sooner than her period, whose average company acumen created the frozen meals and helped remodel the Postum Cereal corporation into the overall meals Corporation.
A sweeping social historical past approximately one among America's most lovely, 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 tycoon, C.W. submit, 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 millions of greenbacks to widows, scholars and squaddies and earned the distinction of hundreds 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 historical past. As a journalist her paintings has seemed within the ny instances, American historical past journal, women domestic magazine, company Week’s Careers and different nationwide guides. Her past books comprise the recent Suburban girl, the mummy replicate 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