The Women in His Life

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A Main Selection of the Literary Guild and the Doubleday Book Club
He is Maximilian West—billionaire tycoon and corporate raider extraordinaire. He is a figure of almost mythical power—an enigma to all who know him. But when his world is suddenly shattered, Maxim must make peace with his turbulent past and begin to understand the remarkable women who have loved and protected him.
From the streets of London to the suites of New York, from the ...

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Overview

A Main Selection of the Literary Guild and the Doubleday Book Club
He is Maximilian West—billionaire tycoon and corporate raider extraordinaire. He is a figure of almost mythical power—an enigma to all who know him. But when his world is suddenly shattered, Maxim must make peace with his turbulent past and begin to understand the remarkable women who have loved and protected him.
From the streets of London to the suites of New York, from the rise of Nazi Germany to the fall of the Berlin Wall, THE WOMEN IN HIS LIFE takes us on an unforgettable journey of survival, secrets, love and redemption that mesmerizes from first page to last.

The spectacular New York Times bestseller that introduced world-class author Bradford to Ballantine paperback. When billionaire tycoon Maximilian West's world is suddenly shattered, he must set out to make peace with his past . . . and the many extraordinary women who have loved him and shaped his destiny. Reissue.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
For the first time using a man as her protagonist, Bradford gives us a cliched love story nearly indistinguishable from her previous A Woman of Substance hefty novels. Tycoon Maximilian West, workaholic founder of a multinational financial empire, is endowed with ``personal magnetism,'' ``fatal charm,'' ``charisma'' and ``presence'' but is emotionally obtuse with the women who adore him. Born Maxim Wertheim in Berlin, he is brought to London in 1939 by his loving nursemaid; his parents die in concentration camps. Forging a brilliant business career, he marries a glamorous Frenchwoman, eventually losing her to the demands of his career; two more wives and assorted mistresses fail to bring him happiness. In one of the clunkier epiphanies in commercial novels, he finally understands the reason for his increasing anomie, and, not to our surprise, wins the woman of his heart. Bradford is more adept at describing opulent furniture, clothing and food, and in providing capsule tours of posh neighborhoods in London, New York, Berlin, Paris, Venice and Morocco than she is in delineating the personalities of her characters, whose insights about themselves and others are so superficial as to verge on the ludicrous. But her legions of readers undoubtedly will be satisfied by the romantic fortunes of the cultured, wealthy and powerful people whose lives she evokes with lavish sentiment. BOMC selection. Aug.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780345345738
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 8/28/1991
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: REISSUE
  • Pages: 512
  • Sales rank: 804,858
  • Product dimensions: 4.16 (w) x 6.86 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 12, 2006

    outstanding

    I thought the book was very breath taking. I came across the book in school when I was in the 9th grade. Now I am 18 (a gaduate) I just had to buy the book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2001

    Interesting and Poignant

    I just found this to be an interesting different type of book. It seemed to be an eye opener as to how the German people lived after the war.. I just enjoyed the entire book. Thank you for such great reading

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2013

    I did not recibit the book

    I can coment because I dinint recibit the book jet

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  • Posted March 6, 2011

    Fantastic Read - A Page Turner

    Maxim is a wonderful character. He has gone through so mcu in his life before the age of 10. Yet, with all that life has thrown at him, he overcomes them and becomes a fine young amn and a great older man. This book takes you through the life of Maxim and what a life he has. I loved this book and highly recommend it.

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