The Resource Reflected glory : the life of Pamela Churchill Harriman, Sally Bedell Smith

Reflected glory : the life of Pamela Churchill Harriman, Sally Bedell Smith

Label
Reflected glory : the life of Pamela Churchill Harriman
Title
Reflected glory
Title remainder
the life of Pamela Churchill Harriman
Statement of responsibility
Sally Bedell Smith
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"English debutante Pamela Digby first came into the public eye when she married Churchill's dissolute son Randolph. While he was overseas in World War II, she had an affair with Averell Harriman, the first in a line of wealthy and prominent men - including Jock Whitney, Prince Aly Khan, Gianni Agnelli, Elie de Rothschild, and Stavros Niarchos - who supported her over the next two decades. She found legitimacy as the wife of Broadway producer Leland Hayward and became wealthy when she married Harriman on the eve of his eightieth birthday. At age sixty she reinvented herself as a kingmaker in the Democratic Party, and more than a decade later was rewarded with an appointment as U.S. Ambassador to France." "Smith details how Pamela Harriman, even after she had become independent and respectable to a degree that would have been unimaginable in her party-girl years, burned through the Harriman fortune, prompting her late husband's disgruntled heirs to file a series of lawsuits accusing her of being a "faithless fiduciary." Always a brass-knuckle fighter, she made headlines with a barrage of ironic countersuits - against the family whose name elevated her to Democratic doyenne, the Wall Street brokerage that provided her wealth, and the advisers who had guided her every move." "At each stage of Pamela's life, newspapers and magazines recounted her public exploits and amplified her legend. The private moments were equally indelible: playing bezique late at night with Winston Churchill, enlisting Dwight Eisenhower to help in the kitchen at her officers' club during World War II, presiding over lavish dinners at the Riviera estate of Gianni Agnelli, fixing chicken hash at midnight for Leland Hayward and his Broadway stars, talking one-on-one with Bill Clinton in the Oval Office."--Jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, Sally Bedell
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E840.8.H27
LC item number
S65 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Harriman, Pamela Digby Churchill Hayward
  • Harriman, Pamela Digby Churchill Hayward
  • Harriman, Pamela Digby Churchill Hayward
  • Harriman, Pamela Digby Churchill Hayward
  • Ambassadors
  • Philanthropists
  • Ambassadors
  • Philanthropists
  • Biographie
  • United States
Label
Reflected glory : the life of Pamela Churchill Harriman, Sally Bedell Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [532]-537) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
557 pages
Isbn
9780684809502
Lccn
96028681
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)35025872
  • (OCoLC)ocm35025872
Label
Reflected glory : the life of Pamela Churchill Harriman, Sally Bedell Smith
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [532]-537) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
557 pages
Isbn
9780684809502
Lccn
96028681
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)35025872
  • (OCoLC)ocm35025872

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