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An illuminated life : Belle da Costa Greene's journey from prejudice to privilege

Author: Heidi Ardizzone
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., [2007] ©2007
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st editionView all editions and formats
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The secret life of the sensational woman behind the Morgan masterpieces, who lit up New York society. What would you give up to achieve your dream? When J.P. Morgan hired Belle da Costa Greene in 1905 to organize his rare book and manuscript collection, she had only her personality and a few years of experience to recommend her. Ten years later, she had shaped the famous Pierpont Morgan Library collection and was a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Case studies
Biographies
History
Named Person: Belle da Costa Greene; Bernard Berenson; Bernard Berenson; Belle da Costa Greene; Belle da Costa Greene
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Heidi Ardizzone
ISBN: 9780393051049 0393051048
OCLC Number: 84837891
Description: 580 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Raised expectations --
Gilded dreams in New York --
Princeton : early influences --
Belle Greene, girl librarian --
A turn in the road --
The whirl in which I live --
Bella Italia --
Hiding in the light --
A modern woman --
Crossroads --
Battlefields --
Lady directress --
A woman of a certain age --
Shining through the darkness --
Epilogue: the passing of Belle Greene.
Responsibility: Heidi Ardizzone.
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The secret life of the sensational woman behind the Morgan masterpieces, who lit up New York society.  Read more...

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