The Resource American lady : the life of Susan Mary Alsop, Caroline de Margerie ; introduction by Frances Fitzgerald ; translated by Christopher Murray

American lady : the life of Susan Mary Alsop, Caroline de Margerie ; introduction by Frances Fitzgerald ; translated by Christopher Murray

Label
American lady : the life of Susan Mary Alsop
Title
American lady
Title remainder
the life of Susan Mary Alsop
Statement of responsibility
Caroline de Margerie ; introduction by Frances Fitzgerald ; translated by Christopher Murray
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
An American aristocrat--a descendant of founding father John Jay--Susan Mary Alsop (1918-2004) knew absolutely everyone and brought together the movers and shakers of not just the United States, but the world. Henry Kissinger remarked that more agreements were concluded in her living room than in the White House. In 1945 Susan Mary joined her first husband, a young diplomat, in Paris, where she was at the center of the postwar diplomatic social circuit, dining with Churchill, FDR, Garbo, and many others. Widowed in 1960, she married journalist and power broker Joe Alsop. Dubbed "the Second Lady of Camelot," Susan Mary hosted dinner parties that were the epitome of political power and social arrival. She reigned over Georgetown society for four decades; her house was the gathering place for everyone of importance, from John F. Kennedy to Katharine Graham. After divorcing Alsop, she embarked on a literary career, publishing four books before her death at 86.--From publisher description
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Margerie, Caroline de
Dewey number
  • 975.3/04092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the French
LC call number
CT275.A6228
LC item number
M3713 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1940-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • FitzGerald, Frances
  • Murray, Christopher
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Alsop, Susan Mary
  • Alsop, Susan Mary
  • Upper class women
  • Upper class
  • Socialites
  • Americans
  • Political culture
  • United States
  • Paris (France)
  • Washington (D.C.)
Label
American lady : the life of Susan Mary Alsop, Caroline de Margerie ; introduction by Frances Fitzgerald ; translated by Christopher Murray
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [211]-220) and index
Contents
The Jays -- On the verge of life -- Paris -- Affairs of the heart -- The age of serenity -- When shadows fall -- At the court of King Jack -- Anatomy of a marriage -- The pleasure of writing -- And night came
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xxiii, 232 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780670025749
Lccn
2012003424
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)777002139
  • 495635
  • (OCoLC)ocn777002139
  • 495635
Label
American lady : the life of Susan Mary Alsop, Caroline de Margerie ; introduction by Frances Fitzgerald ; translated by Christopher Murray
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [211]-220) and index
Contents
The Jays -- On the verge of life -- Paris -- Affairs of the heart -- The age of serenity -- When shadows fall -- At the court of King Jack -- Anatomy of a marriage -- The pleasure of writing -- And night came
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xxiii, 232 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780670025749
Lccn
2012003424
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)777002139
  • 495635
  • (OCoLC)ocn777002139
  • 495635

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