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Author: Allie Rowbottom
Publisher: Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2018. ©2018
Series: Thorndike Press large print biographies and memoirs.
Edition/Format:   book_largeprint : Biography : English : Large print editionView all editions and formats
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"In 1899, the author's uncle bought the patent to Jell-O from its inventor for $450. The sale would be one of the most profitable business deals in American history, and the generation that followed enjoyed privilege--but were also haunted by suicides, cancer, alcoholism, and mysterious ailments. More than 100 years later, Allie's mother Mary was diagnosed with incurable cancer, the disease that claimed her own  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Large type books
Nonfiction
Autobiographies
Biographies
History
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Named Person: Woodward family.; Allie Rowbottom; Woodward family.
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Allie Rowbottom
ISBN: 9781432854140 1432854143
OCLC Number: 1047731672
Description: 385 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Series Title: Thorndike Press large print biographies and memoirs.
Responsibility: by Allie Rowbottom.

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"In 1899, the author's uncle bought the patent to Jell-O from its inventor for $450. The sale would be one of the most profitable business deals in American history, and the generation that followed enjoyed privilege--but were also haunted by suicides, cancer, alcoholism, and mysterious ailments. More than 100 years later, Allie's mother Mary was diagnosed with incurable cancer, the disease that claimed her own mother's life. Mary began researching her family's past, determined to understand the origins of her illness and impact on her life of Jell-O and the traditional American values the company championed."--Page 4 of cover.

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