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Author Zijl, Annejet van der, 1962- author.

Title An American princess : the many lives of Allene Tew / Annejet van der Zijl ; translated by Michele Hutchison.

Edition First edition.
Publication Info. Seattle : AmazonCrossing, [2018]
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 Naper Blvd. Adult Biography  BIO TEW    AVAILABLE
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Description 221 pages : illustrations, genealogical table ; 22 cm
Note Translation of De Amerikaanse prinses, originally published in 2015.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [191]--212) and index.
Summary Born to a pioneering family in Upstate New York in the late 1800s, Allene Tew was beautiful, impetuous, and frustrated by the confines of her small hometown. At eighteen, she met Tod Hostetter at a local dance, having no idea that the mercurial charmer she would impulsively wed was heir to one of the wealthiest families in America. But when he died twelve years later, Allene packed her bags for New York City. From the vantage point of the American upper class, Allene embodied the tumultuous Gilded Age. Over the course of four more marriages, she weathered personal tragedies during World War I and the catastrophic financial reversals of the crash of 1929. From the castles and ch√Ęteaus of Europe, she witnessed the Russian Revolution and became a princess. And from the hopes of a young girl from Jamestown, New York, Allene Tew would become the epitome of both a pursuer and survivor of the American Dream.
Subject Tew, Allene, 1872-1955.
Juliana, Queen of the Netherlands, 1909-2004 -- Marriage.
Socialites -- United States -- Biography.
Genre Biographies.
Added Author Hutchison, Michele, translator.
Added Title Amerikaanse prinses. English.
ISBN 9781503951839
1503951839
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