America’s sweetheart has been kidnapped!it’s 1935, and Shirley Temple is the most popular film star in the world, a symbol of hope for millions in the midst of the Great Depression.
The President's Birthday Ball Affair: A Missy LeHand Mystery Missy LeHand Mysteries Book 2#ad - When the security detail goes missing after the ball, 000 raised at the ball, Ginger joins the President’s secretary, to deposit more than $20, Missy LeHand, but they are hijacked on the way to the bank. Kelly durham, and kathryn smith, author of missy lehand’s biography the gatEKEEPER, author of eight thrillers set against the backdrops of World War II and the Golden Age of Hollywood, team up again in the second Missy LeHand Mystery.
Are the russians influencing the election?it’s january 1936, a fundraiser for the polio patients at Warm Springs, and Hollywood star Ginger Rogers arrives in Washington for the annual President’s Birthday Ball, Georgia. Who took the money? was it a common criminal, or is someone trying to embarrass FDR as he faces re-election? Or could it be something more insidious? Missy, FBI Agent Corey Wainwright, and that bad-girl reporter Joan Roswell join forces to crack this complex case.
Eleanor Roosevelt Goes to Prison: A Missy LeHand Mystery Missy LeHand Mysteries Book 3#ad - Add in missy’s assistant grace tully and handsome fbi agent Corey Wainwright and the whole gang is back together, taking readers on another vivid and engaging visit to the 1930s, this time focusing on the Jim Crow South. A black woman sits on death row awaiting her date with the electric chair for a crime she didn’t commit.
Even with the help of the president’s secretary, and FBI agent Corey Wainwright, Marguerite LeHand, the First Lady battles racial prejudice and the ticking of the executioner’s clock. Gone with the wind author Margaret Mitchell provides the episode’s celebrity cameo appearance. Despite the seriousness in theme, the breezy prose is filled with humorous interludes, and the portrait of an indefatigable and earnest Mrs.
Eleanor Roosevelt Goes to Prison: A Missy LeHand Mystery Missy LeHand Mysteries Book 3 #ad - Devious hollywood reporter joan roswell and glamorous starlet Ida Lupino round out the cast in this fast-paced story, set in Warm Springs, Georgia, home of FDR’s beloved Little White House. Kelly durham, author of missy lehand’s biography the gatekeeper, author of eight thrillers set against the backdrops of World War II and the Golden Age of Hollywood, and Kathryn Smith, deliver again in the third Missy LeHand Mystery.
The series-defining Hollywood-Washington connection is now established. Roosevelt is delightful. An enjoyable ensemble cast skillfully beefs up an uncomplicated crime plot; a quick, fun read with unsavory secondary characters and salient historical tidbits.
The Gatekeeper: Missy LeHand, FDR, and the Untold Story of the Partnership That Defined a PresidencyAtria Books #ad - The gatekeeper is a thoughtful, revealing unsung-hero story about a woman ahead of her time, the true weight of her responsibility, and the tumultuous era in which she lived—and a long overdue tribute to one of the most important female figures in American history. She was one of his most trusted advisors, affording her a unique perspective on the president that no one else could claim, and she was deeply admired and respected by Eleanor Roosevelt.
. Everyone in the white house knew one truth: If you wanted access to Franklin, you had to get through Missy. With unprecedented access to missy’s family and original source materials, loyal, journalist Kathryn Smith tells the “fascinating” Publishers Weekly and forgotten story of the intelligent, and clever woman who had a front-row seat to history in the making.
The Gatekeeper: Missy LeHand, FDR, and the Untold Story of the Partnership That Defined a Presidency #ad - The “fine biography” and “compelling personal story” the wall street journal of arguably the most influential member of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s administration, who has been misrepresented, mischaracterized, Marguerite “Missy” LeHand, FDR’s de facto chief of staff, and overlooked throughout history…until now.
Widely considered the first—and only—female presidential chief of staff, Marguerite “Missy” LeHand was the right-hand woman to Franklin Delano Roosevelt—both personally and professionally—for more than twenty years. Although her official title as personal secretary was relatively humble, her power and influence were unparalleled.
Unforeseen Complications The Pacific Pictures Series#ad - Frank russell and his colleagues at Pacific Pictures must overcome the growing influence of television and get patrons back into theaters. He has to deal with the raging hormones of his teenage star, the artistic impulses of his directors, and the powerful Production Codes Office which regulates what the American public can see on the screens of neighborhood theaters.
Unforeseen Complications The Pacific Pictures Series #ad - One calamity after another befalls Frank as he struggles to return the studio to profitability before the bank takes over! It’s 1954 and the motion picture business is in a slump. When abe chooses the wrong girl, he sets the studio on the road to disaster!Abe falls ill and Frank assumes the burdens of running the studio.
At the direction of pacific’s founder, abe Baum, Frank supervises a talent search for the next “Shirley Temple, ” and presents Abe with three finalists.
The Quintland Sisters: A NovelWilliam Morrow Paperbacks #ad - Emma cares for them through their perilous first days and when the government decides to remove the babies from their francophone parents, making them wards of the British king, Emma signs on as their nurse. While the rest of the world delights in their sameness, Cécile, Annette, Emma sees each girl as unique: Yvonne, Marie, and Émilie.
. I was utterly captivated. Joanna goodman, shelley wood's novel tells the story of the dionne quintuplets, the world's first identical quintuplets to survive birth, author of The Home for Unwanted GirlsAN INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLERFor fans of Sold on a Monday or The Home for Unwanted Girls, told from the perspective of a midwife in training who helps bring them into the world.
Reluctant midwife emma trimpany is just 17 when she assists at the harrowing birth of the Dionne quintuplets: five tiny miracles born to French farmers in hardscrabble Northern Ontario in 1934. With her quirky eye for detail, Emma records every strange twist of events in her private journals. A historical novel that will enthrall you.
The Quintland Sisters: A Novel #ad - . Over 6, 000 daily visitors come to ogle the identical “Quints” playing in their custom-built playground; at the height of the Great Depression, the tourism and advertising dollars pour in. Steeped in research, resilience, the quintland Sisters is a novel of love, and enduring sisterhood—a fictional, heartache, coming-of-age story bound up in one of the strangest true tales of the past century.
Gertie: The Fabulous Life of Gertrude Sanford Legendre, Heiress, Explorer, Socialite, Spy#ad - And that's less than half the story! Gertrude Sanford Legendre was a woman whose adventurous life spanned the twentieth century, beginning in Aiken, S. C. Albert schweitzer, General George S. In her later years, she became an ardent conservationist, fighting for habitat preservation on the South Carolina coast and leaving her 7, 000-acre plantation in a conservation easement, a place where "the beasts can grow old and die.
Gertie" is a rollicking read about a woman who was not afraid to say yes to life! In 1902 and ending at her plantation outside Charleston in 2000 Patton, lilly Pulitzer, and Bing Crosby. Read all about her gilded age girlhood, explorations on three continents, hijinks on the French Riviera with the Lost Generation, work for the OSS - the original American spy agency - during World War II, and her imprisonment by the Nazis.
Gertie: The Fabulous Life of Gertrude Sanford Legendre, Heiress, Explorer, Socialite, Spy #ad - She was a daring and fearless woman whose adventures included being the first American woman in uniform held as a POW by the Germans during World War II. Gertie lived a 20th century life full of fun, adventure, derring-do and drama. She also partied on the riviera with the murphys, the fitzgeralds and Harpo Marx in the 1920s, undertook numerous challenging expeditions for natural history museums and lead four and befriended some of the greatest personalities of the 20th century, including Dr.
A World War 2 Thriller - Final Mission: ZionAutobahn Books #ad - Reuter, who is part-native American, is a wreck, grieving the murder of his wife and unborn son. In 1938, as the third reich is just beginning its reign of terror, hundreds of Jewish orphans are hidden away in Austria, in the midst of their underground escape to Palestine. Relentlessly pursued by the Nazis, as well as his own people from the U.
S. Realizing this mission goes beyond his grief, he accepts, hurtling himself toward the menace of the Third Reich. Department of war who believe he's traveling into the reich to assassinate Adolf Hitler, Reuter uses his unique set of skills to battle his way from San Francisco to England, through Germany and on to Austria in a race against time to find the hidden group of children.
A World War 2 Thriller - Final Mission: Zion #ad - A sweeping saga of espionage and suspense, over the backdrop of a tantalizing love story, FINAL MISSION: ZION combines modern storytelling with the excitement and cliffhangers of the classic Saturday afternoon movie serial. Department of war agent Neil Reuter--he will save the children. The only man who knows their location is killed, leaving the children with precious little time to survive.
The dead man leaves a single set of instructions: Find U. S.
A Legacy of Tragedy and Triumph - The Kennedy Heirs: John, Caroline, and the New GenerationSt. Martin's Press #ad - And patrick kennedy; the unexpected way pop star taylor Swift helped Conor Kennedy heal after the death of his mother, Bobby’s wife Mary; and Congressman Joe Kennedy III’s rise to prominence. Randy taraborrelli draws back the curtain on the next generation of America’s most famous family. From new york Times bestselling author J.
In his revelatory new book, acclaimed Kennedy historian J. At the center of it all is the family’s indomitable matriarch, Ethel Kennedy—a formidable presence with her maddening eccentricities and inspiring courage. Based on hundreds of exclusive first-hand interviews and cultivated over twenty years of research—including numerous Oral Histories from the JFK Library and the Edward M.
A Legacy of Tragedy and Triumph - The Kennedy Heirs: John, Caroline, and the New Generation #ad - Raised in a world of enormous privilege against the backdrop of American history, this third generation of Kennedys often veered between towering accomplishment and devastating defeat. John’s sister, had her own complicated relationships, and an unexpected bond with her mother-in-law, including a marriage to Ed Schlossberg that surprised her mother, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Caroline Kennedy, Mae Schlossberg.
Additional stories, ted’s daughter, many shared here for the first time, illuminate the rest of the Kennedy dynasty: Kara Kennedy, Vicki, and her valiant battle against lung cancer; how Ted’s wife, introduced a new era of feminism to the Kennedy family; the lifelong struggles with addiction faced by Bobby Kennedy Jr.
Kennedy institute—the Kennedy Heirs is an epic drama of ambition, scandal, pride and power. John kennedy, Jr. S life in the public eye is explored, following the Kennedy scion as he faced the challenges posed by marrying his great love, Carolyn Bessette.
Temporary Alliance: A Story of Old Hollywood The Pacific Pictures Series Book 2#ad - Roswell, self-appointed morals guardian of the film community, is hot on the trail of a story that could sink Pacific’s new naval war epic. Frank russell is back at pacific pictures overseeing the studio’s most ambitious motion picture ever—and battling with powerful Hollywood columnist Joan Roswell.
Temporary Alliance: A Story of Old Hollywood The Pacific Pictures Series Book 2 #ad - Frank battles from the boardroom to the backlot facing deception, Hollywood egos, and romance as he struggles to produce the picture and save the studio. Someone from inside the studio is feeding her information. It’s up to frank to plug the leak, but he’s got other things on his mind—like Rose Denham, the pretty screenwriter working on the project.
Hollywood Starlet The Pacific Pictures Series#ad - Now for the first time, vera shares the story of her rise to motion picture royalty with syndicated columnist Joan Roswell in this newest edition to the Pacific Pictures series. Learn vera's deepest and darkest secrets, and get to know the woman beyond the fancy cars, Hollywood playboys, find out why her love life is so tumultuous, and glamorous Hollywood life.
Hollywood Starlet The Pacific Pictures Series #ad - Movie star vera vance is an Academy Award nominee and one of the most sought after Hollywood leading ladies. There's so much more to this beautiful and talented actress and her road to stardom. It's the 1930's and a young and scrappy girl sets out for Hollywood Stardom because of family trouble, but her path to the pinnacle of Hollywood stardom isn’t smooth and definitely not easy.