Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: Wonderful Read
From Kirkus Reviews: The story of the glittering trio who exemplified glamour (and shrewd matchmaking) to a captivated public gets a curiously lifeless treatment from biographer Grafton (Red, Hot, and Rich, 1987). Daughters of renowned brain-surgery pioneer Harvey Cushing, Mary (``Minnie''), Betsey, and Barbara (``Babe''), apt pupils of a strong-willed mother for whom ``marriage was a business,'' lived a saga that would put most romance novelists to shame. Betsey, favorite daughter-in-law of FDR while wife of his son James, traded up to equally well-bred (and much wealthier) John Hay ``Jock'' Whitney. Babe went from socialite Stanley Mortimer, Jr., to CBS founder William S. Paley, a demanding philanderer but rich enough to secure her position as the ``ultimate fashion and social icon of New York's dazzling scene.'' Minnie endured a miserable union with sullen multimillionaire Vincent Astor before establishing a lively artistic salon with a second husband--the impeccably patrician (and openly homosexual) painter James Fosburgh. Only Betsey managed to find marital happiness along with wealth, but none of the sisters blamed adored mother Gogsie. Featuring an unusually varied cast of society, political, and artistic figures--from the British royal family to Truman Capote--what could have been a fun, frothy gossip- fest is instead a leaden recitation of guest lists, jewelry details, and clothing descriptions. Not that Grafton doesn't drop a juicy tidbit or two--the stylish Babe had all her teeth knocked out in a teenage auto accident; Eleanor Roosevelt didn't shave her underarms--but he hedges a lot: the Astors' marriage may not have been consummated, but, then again, Minnie may have been a lesbian; on the other hand, she was Vincent's mistress for years before the wedding. Subjects who deserve at least style, if not substance, get neither in this superficial chronicle. (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs--not seen.) -- Copyright ©1991, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
Title: The Sisters: Babe Mortimer Paley, Betsey ...
Book Condition: VERY GOOD
Book Description Villard. Hardcover. Book Condition: GOOD. book was well loved but cared for. Possible ex-library copy with all the usual markings and stickers. Some light textual notes, highlighting and underling. Bookseller Inventory # 2811936344
Book Description Villard. Book Condition: Acceptable. Hardcover acceptable The item is fairly worn but still readable. Signs of wear include aesthetic issues such as scratches, worn covers, damaged binding. The item may have identifying markings on it or show other signs of previous use. May have page creases, creased spine, bent cover or markings inside. Packed with care, shipped promptly. Bookseller Inventory # N-02-0639
Book Description Villard. Book Condition: Very Good. . Very Good dust jacket. Owner's name on endpage. Bookseller Inventory # L13B-00327
Book Description Villard, 1992. Book Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Bookseller Inventory # 0394584163-2-4
Book Description Book Condition: Good. The Sisters: Babe Mortimer Paley, Betsy Roosevelt Whitney, Minnie Astor Fosburgh : The Lives and Times of the Fabulous Cushing Sisters. Bookseller Inventory # SKU0419216
Book Description Villard Books, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1992. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition (Stated). Includes dust jacket. 316 pages. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 023904
Book Description Villard, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SKU8828999
Book Description Villard, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good Dust Jacket. First Edition. 1st printing of 1st edition. Hardcover with unclipped dust jacket in very good condition - binding is tight, sturdy, and square; corners sharp; text clean. Dust jacket has light age-toning. From a personal collection. Stated first edition with number line from 9 down to 2 (indicative of a first printing published by Villard when accompanied by the "first edition" statement). Ships from Dinkytown in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Bookseller Inventory # 233006
Book Description Villard, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. New. There is a slight shelf or time wear. Otherwise new.We Ship Every Day! Free Tracking Number Included! International Buyers Are Welcome! Satisfaction Guaranteed!. Bookseller Inventory # 3431002566t
Book Description Villard, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Gift conditionWe Ship Every Day! Free Tracking Number Included! International Buyers Are Welcome! Satisfaction Guaranteed!. Bookseller Inventory # 3431004140t