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New York, N.Y. Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1998. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xi, , 260 pages. Oversized book, measuring 11 inches by 8-3/4 inches. Profusely illustrated (including color) Inscribed by both co-authors on the front free endpaper; Inscription reads: October 23, 1997, To Lida- Enjoy the tour! James A. Abbott and Elaine M. Rice. Includes Foreword, Acknowledgments, Epilogue, Appendix, Endnotes, Bibliography, and Index. Chapters include The Kennedy Style; Restoration: Idea and Organization; Maison Blanche; The State Dining Room; The East Room; The Red Room; The Green Room; The Blue Room; The Ground Floor; Halls; The Private Dining Rooms; The Yellow Oval Room; Guest Rooms; The Victorian Taste; The Private Rooms; The President's Office and Cabinet Room; and The Legacy. Includes Appendix, Endnotes, Bibliography, and Index. James A. Abbott has a rich background in both museum operations and curating. Abbott most recently served as the Philip Franklin Wagely Director and Curator of the Evergreen Museum and Library. Abbott has written several books, most notable is his collaborative work “Designing Camelot: The Kennedy White House Restoration.” Ms. Rice had worked at DuPont Winterthur, which played an important role in shaping Mrs. Kennedy''s vision for the White House restoration. Ms. Rice later became an independent interior design professional. This important work offers what is essentially a major room by room tour of the restoration.
Washington DC: Public Affairs Press. Hardcover. vi, , 487,  pages. Index. Inscribed by author on fep. Rear board has weakness and restrengthened with glue. Edge soiling. Jack Anderson (October 19, 1922 – December 17, 2005) was an American newspaper columnist, considered one of the fathers of modern investigative journalism. Anderson won the 1972 Pulitzer Prize for his investigation on secret American policy decision-making between the United States and Pakistan during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971. Anderson had a national radio show, acted as Washington bureau chief of Parade magazine, and was a commentator on ABC-TV's Good Morning America. Among his exposés was reporting the Nixon's investigation and harassment of John Lennon during its fight to deport Lennon, the continuing activities of fugitive Nazi officials in South America, and the savings and loan crisis. He revealed the history of a CIA plot to assassinate Fidel Castro, and was credited for breaking the story of the Iran–Contra affair under President Reagan.
New York: Viking, 2001. First Printing. 292, illus., index, few library markings to book, DJ in plastic sleeve, library stickers on rear plastic sleeveDJ flaps pasted inside boards. Baldrige is the woman best known as Jackie Kennedy's social secretary during the White House years. In this fascinating memoir, she reveals a career sparkling with a host of other achievements: embassy work overseas, becoming the first female executive at Tiffany & Co., and founding one of the first companies run by a female CEO.
New York: Viking, 2001. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xii, 292 pages. Illustrations. Index, DJ has wear, tear and some soiling. DJ is price clipped. Inscribed and date by the author on the fep. Letitia "Tish" Baldrige (February 9, 1926 – October 29, 2012) was an American etiquette expert, public relations executive and author who was most famous for serving as Jacqueline Kennedy's Social Secretary. Known as the "Doyenne of Decorum", she wrote a newspaper column, ran her own PR firm, and, along with updating Amy Vanderbilt's Complete Book of Etiquette, she published 20 books and appeared on Late Night with David Letterman and the cover of Time magazine. In this fascinating memoir, she reveals a career sparkling with a host of other achievements: embassy work overseas, becoming the first female executive at Tiffany & Co., and founding one of the first companies run by a female CEO.
New York: Coward-McCann, Inc., 1967. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. 320 pages. Illustrations. Index. DJ has wear and soiling and is in a plastic sleeve. Small ink note at top of DJ front flap. Signed with a sentiment on the fep. Inscription reads With best wishes- Marylin Bender. Marylin Bender Altschul (April 25, 1925 – October 19, 2020) was an American journalist and author. Bender worked at the New York Journal American, The New York Times, and Business World. She is known for being the first female business editor of The New York Times. She also authored several books. She graduated from Smith College in 1944 and received a JD from Columbia Law School in 1947. Bender started her journalism career after school working the dangerous crime beat for the New York Journal American where she covered the Jesús Galíndez kidnapping and murder. She also worked for Parade. In 1959, Bender joined The New York Times, where she worked for twenty-five years reporting on style and business. Bender was known for reporting on the Jet Set with a sense of detachment and critique. Her 1967 book The Beautiful People chronicled several well-known names of the era and critiqued modern celebrity culture. The New York City department store Bergdorf Goodman used supersized images of the index pages from the book as a window display. From 1976 to 1977, Bender edited the New York Times Sunday business and finance section, becoming the section's first female editor. She pioneered reporting on women's issues with Charlotte Curtis and Gloria Emerson. From 1985 until 1991, Bender edited Business World, a supplement to The New York Times Magazine.
Boston, MA: Little, Brown, c1987. First Edition. Hardcover. 24 cm. 334 Pages. Illustrations. Note on sources. Sources. Bibliography. Index. Ink name on front endpaper, some wear/small chips to DJ edges. Rear DJ flap creased. Mr. Birmingham reveals which families in which cities, from Charleston to New York to St. Louis to San Francisco, have always mattered and have always defined America. Among the individuals covered are J. P. Morgan, John Jacob Astor, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt, and Andrew Carnegie. Stephen Gardner Birmingham (May 28, 1929 – November 15, 2015) was an American author known for his social histories of wealthy American families, often focusing on ethnicity — Jews (his "Jewish trilogy": Our Crowd, The Grandees, The Rest of Us), African-Americans (Certain People), Irish (Real Lace), and the Anglo-Dutch (America's Secret Aristocracy). He also wrote several novels, also about wealthy people. He was a teacher at the University of Cincinnati. Birmingham had a great interest in the upper classes, and wrote numerous books about the wealthy in the United States, generally focusing on their ethnicity, national origins, and geographic locale. His books were acclaimed. His trilogy of books on American Jews: Our Crowd: The Great Jewish Families of New York, The Grandees: America's Sephardic Elite, and The Rest of Us: The Rise of America's Eastern European Jews are perhaps his best known works. Our Crowd was on The New York Times Bestseller List for 47 weeks.