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Schnakenberg, Heidi

Works: 1 works in 4 publications in 1 language and 412 library holdings
Genres: Biography 
Roles: Author
Classifications: CT275.R497, B
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Heidi Schnakenberg
Kid Carolina : R.J. Reynolds, Jr., a tobacco fortune, and the mysterious death of a Southern icon by Heidi Schnakenberg( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An intimate look at the dramatic, tumultuous life and mysterious death of Dick Reynolds, tobacco fortune heir, business tycoon, cultural obsession, and true American icon. The Reynolds tobacco family was an American dynasty like the Rockefellers, Vanderbilts, and Astors. R.J. "Dick" Reynolds Jr. was born into privilege and decadence, but his disastrous personal life eventually destroyed almost every relationship he cherished and stole his health at a relatively young age. Dick Reynolds was dubbed "Kid Carolina" when as a teenager, he ran away from home and stowed away as part of the crew on a freighter. For the rest of his life he would turn to the sea, instead of his friends and family, for comfort. Dick disappeared for months at a time, leading the dual life of a business mogul and troubled soul, both of which became legendary. Despite his personal demons, Dick played a pivotal role in shaping twentieth-century America through his business savvy and politics. He developed Delta and Eastern Airlines, single handedly secured FDR's third term election, and served as mayor of Winston-Salem, where his tobacco fortune was built. Yet below the gilded surface lay a turbulent life of alcoholism, infidelity, and loneliness. His chaotic existence culminated in a surprise fourth marriage and was shortly followed by a strange death, the end of a life every bit as awe-inspiring as it was disturbing
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  Kids General Special  
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Kid Carolina : R.J. Reynolds, Jr., a tobacco fortune, and the mysterious death of a Southern icon