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Bunny Mellon : the life of an American style legend

Author: Meryl Gordon
Publisher: New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"A new biography of Bunny Mellon, the style icon and American aristocrat who designed the White House Rose Garden for her friend JFK and served as a living witness to 20th Century American history, operating in the high-level arenas of politics, diplomacy, art and fashion. Bunny Mellon, who died in 2014 at age 103, was press-shy during her lifetime. With the co-operation of Bunny Mellon's family, author Meryl Gordon  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Paul Mellon, Mrs.; Paul Mellon, Mrs.
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Meryl Gordon
ISBN: 9781455588749 1455588741 1455588733 9781455588732
OCLC Number: 968300192
Notes: "Biography."
Color illustrations on end papers.
Description: ix, 516 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: President Kennedy has a request --
Fifty summers later --
The auction of the decade --
Childhood treasures: a bottle and a book --
The making of a young gardener --
Tally-ho in Virginia --
The debutante dances through the Depression --
A courteous girl and a thorough gentleman --
Paul Mellon's rebellion --
The war years --
Millions of reasons to remarry --
The best-dressed list --
A constant gardener --
The best friends --
A rose by any other name --
November 22, 1963 --
Carrying on --
1968 --
Paul and Bunny in love --
with others --
The spending of a robber baron fortune --
The book stops here --
Entertaining the royals (again) --
Exits and entrances --
Enduring the unendurable --
A perilous political affair --
The FBI makes house calls --
Everything should be noticed.
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An entertaining and in-depth biography, the first of its kind, of philanthropist and White House Rose Garden designer Bunny Mellon.  Read more...

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"A gossipy read."--Wall Street Journal "A rapturous biography.... and a window into 20th century American aristocracy."--Kirkus "Gordon illuminates the virtues and contradictions of socialite Bunny Read more...

 
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