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Queen Bess

Author : Jennifer Preston
ISBN : 9781504031301
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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As detailed in this absorbing biography, Bess Myerson dazzled as a beauty queen, television personality, and politician—before scandal toppled her career When Bess Myerson, the Bronx-born daughter of Jewish immigrants, was crowned Miss America in 1945, she was determined to break down gender barriers and be more than a beauty queen. Amid rampant anti-Semitism, she took advantage of her reign to call for an end to bigotry and hate. Then, after more than two decades as a glamorous television personality, Myerson took on corporate America, applying her celebrity as a consumer advocate to become an influential New York City political figure credited with helping elect Mayor Edward I. Koch. But behind the glittering public image, Myerson struggled with unhappy marriages. Then, in her early sixties, she found love with a much younger married man. The romance put her at the center of a political corruption scandal that led to federal charges brought by US Attorney Rudolph W. Giuliani, ending the reign of Queen Bess, New York’s favorite daughter, after more than forty years. Award-winning investigative journalist Jennifer Preston reveals Myerson’s fascinating life story in this engaging biography. Featuring interviews with Myerson herself and a new introduction from the author, Queen Bess remains the most comprehensive account of this ambitious and talented woman who inspired, entertained, and shocked millions.

Miss America 1945

Author : Susan Dworkin
ISBN : 1557043817
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Part biography, part cultural history, this book evokes America in the thirties and forties while revealing the story of a poor Jewish girl from the Bronx and her encounter with prize and prejudice after becoming Miss America.

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American Jewish History

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ISBN : UOM:39015062107597
Genre : Jews
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When She Was Bad

Author : Shana Alexander
ISBN : 0440208955
Genre : Trials (Bribery)
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Examines the roles of four women in the Bess Myerson scandal, involving a New York City public administrator who used her position to benefit her married lover, and traces its significance for the women's movement

Ain T I A Beauty Queen

Author : Maxine Leeds Craig
ISBN : 0198032552
Genre : Social Science
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"Black is Beautiful!" The words were the exuberant rallying cry of a generation of black women who threw away their straightening combs and adopted a proud new style they called the Afro. The Afro, as worn most famously by Angela Davis, became a veritable icon of the Sixties. Although the new beauty standards seemed to arise overnight, they actually had deep roots within black communities. Tracing her story to 1891, when a black newspaper launched a contest to find the most beautiful woman of the race, Maxine Leeds Craig documents how black women have negotiated the intersection of race, class, politics, and personal appearance in their lives. Craig takes the reader from beauty parlors in the 1940s to late night political meetings in the 1960s to demonstrate the powerful influence of social movements on the experience of daily life. With sources ranging from oral histories of Civil Rights and Black Power Movement activists and men and women who stood on the sidelines to black popular magazines and the black movement press, Ain't I a Beauty Queen? will fascinate those interested in beauty culture, gender, class, and the dynamics of race and social movements.

Beatle Pete Time Traveller

Author : Mallory Curley
ISBN : STANFORD:36105121954361
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Buyer S Guide

Author : William White
ISBN : UVA:X001758149
Genre : Library science
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Chalked Up

Author : Jennifer Sey
ISBN : 9780061859960
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Fanciful dreams of gold-medal glory led Jennifer Sey to the local gymnastics club in 1976. A natural aptitude and a willingness to endure punishing hard work took her to the elite ranks by the time she was eleven years old. Jennifer traveled the country and the world competing for the U.S. National team, but the higher she set her sights—the world championships, the 1988 Olympics—the more she began to ignore her physical and mental well-being. Jennifer suffered devastating injuries, developed an eating disorder, and lived far from family and friends, all for the sake of winning. When her parents and coaches lost sight of her best interests, Jennifer had no choice but to redefine her path into adulthood. She had to save herself. Chalked Up delivers an unforgettable coming-of-age story that will resonate with anyone who has ever felt not good enough and has finally come to accept who they were meant to be.

The Good Years

Author : Walter Lord
ISBN : 9781412818308
Genre : History
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Originally published: New York, Harper,1960. With new introd.

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