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Barbie and Ruth : the story of the world's most famous doll and the woman who created her

Author: Robin Gerber
Publisher: New York : Collins Business, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The tragic and redeeming story of how one visionary woman, Ruth Handler, built the biggest toy company in the world and created a global icon.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Ruth Handler; Ruth Handler; Ruth Handler; Ruth Handler
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robin Gerber
ISBN: 9780061341311 0061341312
OCLC Number: 232977462
Description: ix, 278 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The doll nobody wanted --
The tenth child --
Love at a nickel a dance --
Ruth and Elliot and Matt --
A working mother --
Uke-a-doodles --
Music makers and sour notes --
Gambling everything on Mickey Mouse --
The woman and the doll --
Soaring in the sixties --
Toys, money, and power --
Hot wheels and hot deals --
The cancer within --
The plot unravels --
Nearly me --
The wages of fraud --
Forced service --
Ken and a time of plague --
Her way.
Responsibility: Robin Gerber.
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The tragic and redeeming story of how one visionary woman, Ruth Handler, built the biggest toy company in the world and created a global icon.

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