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Brook Astor: Patchwork Child & Early Memories.

Astor, Brooke.

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ISBN 10: 0679426876 / ISBN 13: 9780679426875
Verlag: Random House., New York., 1993
Zustand: Very Good Hardcover
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very good in a very good dust jacket. Library of Congress #93-12953 4to 264 pp. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 141148

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Titel: Brook Astor: Patchwork Child & Early ...

Verlag: Random House., New York.

Erscheinungsdatum: 1993

Einband: hardcover.

Zustand:Very Good

Signiert: Signed by Author(s)

Auflage: 2nd printing

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New York City's social and philanthropic leader recounts her youthful experiences in Hawaii, Peking, Panama, Santo Domingo, and turn-of-the-century D.C., in a work that features drawings and family photographs. 20,000 first printing. $40,000 ad/promo.

From Publishers Weekly:

Philanthropist Astor, who has written an autobiography ( Footprints ) and a novel ( The Last Blossom on the Plum Tree ), here reissues a memoir of her early years, originally published in 1961 and out of print since 1982. New from the author, now in her 90s, is a revised introduction, eight pages of color photographs, additional illustrations and affecting excerpts from her childhood diaries. As the only child of a career Marine officer who was the son of an admiral and a mother from a moneyed background, her early years were privileged if somewhat lonely. Accompanying her parents to her father's foreign posts, Astor spent time in Hawaii, Panama, China and Santo Domingo. Such travels provided her with skills and polish (she spoke fluent Chinese), but she was frequently isolated and related to dolls better than to other children. Astor, whose memoir has a refreshingly homey quality, is appreciative of her parents for the love they gave her, their encouragement of her inquiring mind and the excellent education she received.
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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