American Empress

The Life and Times of Marjorie Merriweather Post

by Nancy Rubin



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/4/2004

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Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 480
ISBN : 9780595752027
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 480
ISBN : 9780595301461

About the Book

Embark on a remarkable journey through the pages of "American Empress: The Life and Times of Marjorie Merriweather Post," a comprehensive biography of one of the most inspiring entrepreneurs in American history. This meticulously researched volume offers a window into the life of Marjorie Post, whose Midwestern childhood in the heart of the cereal belt was just the beginning of an extraordinary saga. One incredible aspect of her life is that she was the builder of Mar-A-Lago. From the rustic barn where young Marjorie's glue-stained hands were worn from assembling cereal boxes to the opulent boardrooms where she later wielded influence as a formidable American businesswoman, this narrative captures the essence of an era and the indomitable spirit of the woman who left an indelible mark on it. As the heiress to a cereal empire, Marjorie's story is not just one of wealth and social standing but also personal tenacity and visionary leadership. This Marjorie Post book takes readers through the pivotal moments that shaped her life—from her enterprising ventures in the family business to her role as a diplomat's wife. Each chapter weaves together the personal and professional triumphs and challenges she faced, painting a portrait of a woman whose influence extended well beyond the boardroom. A celebrated female philanthropist, Marjorie's legacy is marked by her generous spirit and her unwavering commitment to enriching the world around her. Her philanthropic endeavors spanned from the arts to civic projects, making her a patron with a purpose. Her story is a testament to the power of generosity, showing how one woman's dedication to giving back can ignite change and inspire generations. This biography of Marjorie Merriweather Post is more than just a chronicle of a life lived grandly; it's an exploration of one individual's impact on the fabric of society. It is an invitation to explore the life of a woman who was as complex as she was charismatic, as formidable in business as she was in her philanthropic pursuits. For those who seek to understand the full spectrum of American legacy, "American Empress" is a must-read—a tribute to the life and times of a true pioneer. Whether you are drawn to tales of success, inspired by the stories of pioneering women, or intrigued by the rich tapestry of American history, this Marjorie Merriweather Post biography offers an engaging and enlightening narrative. Her story will resonate with anyone who believes in the transformative power of ambition, the importance of giving back, and the enduring influence of a life well-lived. Join us in celebrating the journey of a woman whose vision and generosity helped to shape the world we know today.

About the Author

Nancy Rubin is a best-selling author and journalist who often writes about women and social history. Her previous books are The New Suburban Woman, The Mother Mirror and Isabella of Castile,for which she won the 1992 Author of the Year Award from the American Society of Journalists and Authors.