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A new biography of Bunny Mellon, the style icon and American aristocrat who designed the White House Rose Garden for her friend JFK and served as a living witness to 20th century American history, operating in the high-level arenas of politics, diplomacy, art, and fashion.
Bunny Mellon, who died in 2014 at age 103, was press-shy during her lifetime. With the cooperation of Bunny Mellon's family, author Meryl Gordon received access to thousands of pages of her letters, diaries, and appointment calendars and has interviewed more than 175 people to capture the spirit of this talented American original.
©2017 Meryl Gordon (P)2017 Hachette Audio
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Critic Reviews

"With an eye for telling detail balanced by nuanced understanding, Meryl Gordon explores Bunny Mellon's impeccably designed homes and gardens as well as the marital deceptions, family tragedies, intense friendships, and political intrigues. A tale of surprising creativity and resilience." (Sally Bedell Smith, author of Prince Charles: The Passions and Paradoxes of an Improbable Life)
"Meryl Gordon's heroic reporting and shrewd insights have given us a fully drawn portrait of one of the 20th century's most compelling figures, by turns warmhearted and cold-blooded, coping with an emptiness no treasure chests of jewels and art could fill." (Jeff Greenfield, author of If Kennedy Lived)
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5 out of 5 stars
By AskSeekKnock on 11-06-17

Amazing story. Amazing life.

This is truly a history lesson for a time gone by. Excellently written and read.

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6 of 6 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Dennis Lamkin on 01-04-18

An honest and interested story

Well written story of a simple billionaire spanning over 100 years. A ratified atmosphere is described in great detail.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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