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American Lady: The Life of Susan Mary Alsop

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An American aristocrat—a descendant of founding father John Jay—Susan Mary Alsop (1918–2004) with husband, Joe Alsop, brought together the movers and shakers of not just the United States, but the world. Henry Kissinger remarked that more agreements were concluded in her living room than in the White House.

Born in Rome, brought up in Argentina and the United States, Susan Mary arrived in Paris in 1945 to join her first husband, Bill Patten. There she witnessed "history on the ...

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Overview

An American aristocrat—a descendant of founding father John Jay—Susan Mary Alsop (1918–2004) with husband, Joe Alsop, brought together the movers and shakers of not just the United States, but the world. Henry Kissinger remarked that more agreements were concluded in her living room than in the White House.

Born in Rome, brought up in Argentina and the United States, Susan Mary arrived in Paris in 1945 to join her first husband, Bill Patten. There she witnessed "history on the boil" at dinners with Winston Churchill, Duff Cooper (the British ambassador and the love of her life), FDR, Greta Garbo, and many others. A year after Bill's death in 1960, she married the renowned journalist and legendary power broker Joe Alsop. Dubbed "the second lady of Camelot," Susan Mary hosted dinner parties that were the epitome of political power and social arrival. She reigned over Georgetown society for four decades; her house was the gathering place for everyone of importance, including John F. Kennedy, Katharine Graham, and Robert McNamara.

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"Susan Mary Alsop's life was like that of a novel, one that Caroline de Margerie tells with brilliance." —-Le Figaro Littéraire (France)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781452660394
  • Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/8/2012
  • Format: MP3 on CD
  • Edition description: MP3 - Unabridged CD
  • Product dimensions: 5.39 (w) x 7.46 (h) x 0.57 (d)

Meet the Author

Caroline de Margerie has worked as a diplomat and is now a member of the Conseil d'État, the highest administrative court in France.

Laural Merlington has recorded well over one hundred audiobooks, including works by Margaret Atwood and Alice Hoffman, and is the recipient of several AudioFile Earphones Awards. An Audie Award nominee, she has also directed over one hundred audiobooks.

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  • Posted January 11, 2014

    I looked forward to reading this book and the beginning was inte

    I looked forward to reading this book and the beginning was interesting enough. It soon became tiring. I could barely get through the last chapter.

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