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My three fathers : and the elegant deceptions of my mother, Susan Mary Alsop

Author: William S Patten
Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The author describes growing up among the power elite with a debutante mother and diplomat father, his mother's second marriage to noted columnist Joe Alsop, and his discovery at the age of forty-seven that his biological father had been English diplomat Duff Cooper.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: William S Patten; William Patten; Joseph Alsop; Duff Cooper, Viscount Norwich
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William S Patten
ISBN: 9781586485559 1586485555
OCLC Number: 191697336
Description: xv, 379 p. : ill., geneal. tables ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1 The Butler of St. Mary's 1 --
2 Yankees at the Court 21 --
3 An Incident at Sea 43 --
4 The Smell of Fear 51 --
5 The Making of a Warrior 67 --
6 Dangerous Liaisons 79 --
7 Standing Up to Hitler 97 --
8 Keeping the Fire Lit 115 --
9 The Sad Brave Smile 139 --
10 Nabbing My Mother 167 --
11 In Camelot's Court 193 --
12 Making the Club 213 --
13 Launched by Joe 231 --
14 Mother Breaks Away 255 --
15 Facing Demons 271 --
16 A Partnership Restored 289 --
17 Leaving Lotus Land 303 --
18 The Long Good-bye 315 --
19 Looking at the Box 331 --
20 Meeting the Stranger 339.
Responsibility: William S. Patten.
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A memoir of life in the twilight years of America's 20th century Wasp aristocracy set in Paris, London, Washington, and coastal Maine. It offers a window onto one of the more defining human qualities  Read more...

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