The Grandes Dames is the fascinating story of those rich and powerful women who for the better part of a century - from the 1870's to the second World War - ruled American society and our most cherished cultural institutions with flair, inventiveness and the sure hand of authority that make today's jet set and beautiful people seem like thin parodies. They were the center of high society, just as they were the center of family life, leaving to their husbands the business of amassing colossal fortunes.
The Grandes Dames Stephen Birmingham Copyright 1982 9 1/2"h x 6 1/2'w 299 pages
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