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Irrepressible : the Jazz Age life of Henrietta Bingham

Author: Emily Bingham
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Raised like a princess in one of the most powerful families in the American South, Henrietta was offered the helm of a publishing empire. Instead, she ripped through the Jazz Age like an F. Scott Fitzgerald character: intoxicating and intoxicated, selfish and shameful, seductive and brilliant, and often terribly troubled. In New York, Louisville, and London she drove men and women wild with desire, and her youth  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Henrietta Worth Bingham; Bingham family.; Bingham family.; Henrietta Worth Bingham
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Emily Bingham
ISBN: 9780809094646 0809094649 9780374536190 0374536198
OCLC Number: 889165154
Description: xii, 369 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue: Herein lieth hid a creature --
Coquetting --
Pretty boxes --
Detriment to community --
An American girl of twenty-one --
Free associations --
O let's get married --
Effects of Henrietta --
An' I wish I was happy again --
Jug band ordered --
A red damask suite --
Hunting --
Speed six --
Miss America --
A joyous and satisfying life --
Our house with our horses --
My nerves are bad tonight --
The not at all solved problems of Henrietta --
Postscript: Extant.
Other Titles: Jazz Age life of Henrietta Bingham
Responsibility: Emily Bingham.

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For biographer and historian Emily Bingham, the secret of who her great-aunt was, and why her story was buried for so long, led to lrrepressible: The Jazz Age Life of Henrietta Bingham. Henrietta's  Read more...

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