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Condé Nast : the man and his empire

Author: Susan Ronald
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"The first biography in over thirty years of Condé Nast, the pioneering publisher of Vogue and Vanity Fair and main rival to media magnate William Randolph Hearst. Condé Nast's life and career was as high profile and glamourous as his magazines. Moving to New York in the early twentieth century with just the shirt on his back, he soon became the highest paid executive in the United States, acquiring Vogue in 1909  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Condé Nast; Condé Nast
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Ronald
ISBN: 9781250180025 1250180023
OCLC Number: 1099539558
Description: x, 436 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Prologue : the ringmaster-1919 --
Living down mr. disappoint --
Fanny's "even-handed" justice --
It's not what you know --
The adman before mad men --
Battling the fakirs, swindlers, and manufacturers of bad whiskeys --
A natural talent to sniff out life's pattern --
How to build a new woman's railroad --
The genie bean counter and his class publication --
What women want --
Couturiers, cutthroats, and conflict --
The spirited Mrs. Chase lands her big fish --
Enter stage right Frank Crowninshield-and brogue --
From vanity fair to mayhem --
Back to the business of "fried fish and stewed eels" --
How to keep a park bench warm --
"Ain't we got fun?" --
The high priestess meets her forces of nature --
All those flaming "bright young things" --
Let the good times roll --
The new and renewed kids in town --
Fireflies in the garden paradise --
Casting for pearls --
Boom, crash, bang, clatter --
Beware of frenemies --
In the death throes --
The stain of defection --
A very British salvation --
But who's to save vanity fair? --
"Of cabbages . . ." --
". . . and kings" --
Answering the distant cry of war --
How to win in the end --
The king is dead --
A new leaf --
A new house, a new empire.
Responsibility: Susan Ronald.

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The first biography in over thirty years of Conde Nast, the pioneering publisher of Vogue and Vanity Fair and main rival to media magnate William Randolph Hearst.  Read more...

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