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Rage for Fame: The Ascent of Clare Boothe Luce

Morris, Sylvia Jukes

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ISBN 10: 0394575555 / ISBN 13: 9780394575551
Published by Random House Inc, New York, 1997
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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1st Edition/1st Printing. SIGNED by author on a bookplate on front end page (signature only). $30.00 price present on DJ flap. 561 pages. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 024908

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Title: Rage for Fame: The Ascent of Clare Boothe ...

Publisher: Random House Inc, New York

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: 1st Edition

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Detailed and rich with mesmerizing narrative, Rage for Fame recounts the story of the flowering years of Clare Booth Luce--a former congresswoman and editor of Vanity Fair--a striking woman whose private life was as intriguing and spectacular as her public life. 45 photos.


Tired of high-minded intellectual biographies? Just want to dish? This is the book. Clare Boothe (1903-87) rose from illegitimacy and obscurity by sheer force of brains and sex appeal to become a powerful magazine editor (at Vanity Fair), hit playwright (The Women, 1936), and--by 1940, when this volume ends--budding war correspondent. She married mega-publisher Henry Luce in 1935, but he was one in a lifelong string of men she charmed and used, in author Sylvia Jukes Morris's stinging appraisal. Little sympathy here for the talented, driven Boothe, but plenty of juicy details.

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