The Resource A dangerous woman : American Beauty, Noted Philanthropist, Nazi Collaborator ? The Life of Florence Gould., Susan Ronald, (electronic resource)

A dangerous woman : American Beauty, Noted Philanthropist, Nazi Collaborator ? The Life of Florence Gould., Susan Ronald, (electronic resource)

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A dangerous woman : American Beauty, Noted Philanthropist, Nazi Collaborator ? The Life of Florence Gould.
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A dangerous woman
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American Beauty, Noted Philanthropist, Nazi Collaborator ? The Life of Florence Gould.
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Susan Ronald
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A revealing biography of Florence Gould, fabulously wealthy socialite and patron of the arts, who hid a dark past as a Nazi collaborator in 1940's Paris.Born in turn-of-the-century San Francisco to French parents, Florence moved to Paris, aged eleven. Believing that only money brought respectability and happiness, she became the third wife of Frank Jay Gould, son of the railway millionaire Jay Gould. She guided Frank's millions into hotels and casinos, creating a luxury hotel and casino empire. She entertained Zelda and Scott Fitzgerald, Pablo Picasso, Joseph Kennedy, and many Hollywood stars, like Charlie Chaplin, who became her lover. While the party ended for most Americans after the Crash of 1929, Frank and Florence refused to go home. During the Occupation, Florence took several German lovers and hosted a controversial salon. As the Allies closed in, the unscrupulous Florence became embroiled in a notorious money laundering operation for fleeing high-ranking Nazis. Yet after the war, not only did she avoid prosecution, but her vast fortune bought her respectability as a significant contributor to the Metropolitan Museum, New York University, and Cornell Medical School, among many others. It also earned her friends like Estée Lauder who obligingly looked the other way. A seductive and utterly amoral woman who loved to say "money doesn't care who owns it", Florence's life proved a strong argument that perhaps money can buy happiness after all
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Ronald, Susan
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non fiction
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  • Biography & Autobiography
  • History
  • Military
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A dangerous woman : American Beauty, Noted Philanthropist, Nazi Collaborator ? The Life of Florence Gould., Susan Ronald, (electronic resource)
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9781250092229
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(electronic bk)
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A dangerous woman : American Beauty, Noted Philanthropist, Nazi Collaborator ? The Life of Florence Gould., Susan Ronald, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781250092229
Isbn Type
(electronic bk)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
ddd05426-2159-49e5-8d7a-52abf57f1e1b
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Electronic reproduction.
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remote
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ODN0003375792

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