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Behind Every Great Man

The Forgotten Women Behind the World's Famous and Infamous

by Marlene Wagman-Geller

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Who said men get to monopolize the glory?

Discover the little known women who have put the world's alpha males on the map.

From ancient times to the present, men have gotten most of the good ink. Yet standing just outside the spotlight are the extraordinary, and overlooked, wives and companions who are just as instrumental in shaping the destinies of their famous—and infamous—men.

This witty, illuminating book reveals the remarkable stories of forty captivating females, from Constance Lloyd (Mrs. Oscar Wilde) to Carolyn Adams (Mrs. Jerry Garcia), who have stood behind their legendary partners and helped to humanize them, often at the cost of their own careers, reputations, and happiness. Through fame and its attendant ills—alcoholism, infidelity, mental illness, divorce, and even attempted murder—these powerful women quietly propelled their men to the top and changed the course of history.

Meet the untold half of history, including:

  • Alma Reville (Mrs. Alfred Hitchcock)
  • Elena Diakonova (Mrs. Salvador Dali)
  • Winifred Madikizela (Mrs. Nelson Mandela)
  • Ann Charteris (Mrs. Ian Fleming, a.k.a. Mrs. James Bond)
  • Ruth Alpern (Mrs. Bernie Maddoff)
  • And 35 more!

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    Publisher: Sourcebooks

    Kindle Book

    • Release date: March 3, 2015

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    • ISBN: 9781492603061
    • Release date: March 3, 2015

    EPUB eBook

    • ISBN: 9781492603061
    • File size: 7352 KB
    • Release date: March 3, 2015

    PDF eBook

    • ISBN: 9781492603078
    • File size: 10083 KB
    • Release date: March 3, 2015


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    Who said men get to monopolize the glory?

    Discover the little known women who have put the world's alpha males on the map.

    From ancient times to the present, men have gotten most of the good ink. Yet standing just outside the spotlight are the extraordinary, and overlooked, wives and companions who are just as instrumental in shaping the destinies of their famous—and infamous—men.

    This witty, illuminating book reveals the remarkable stories of forty captivating females, from Constance Lloyd (Mrs. Oscar Wilde) to Carolyn Adams (Mrs. Jerry Garcia), who have stood behind their legendary partners and helped to humanize them, often at the cost of their own careers, reputations, and happiness. Through fame and its attendant ills—alcoholism, infidelity, mental illness, divorce, and even attempted murder—these powerful women quietly propelled their men to the top and changed the course of history.

    Meet the untold half of history, including:

  • Alma Reville (Mrs. Alfred Hitchcock)
  • Elena Diakonova (Mrs. Salvador Dali)
  • Winifred Madikizela (Mrs. Nelson Mandela)
  • Ann Charteris (Mrs. Ian Fleming, a.k.a. Mrs. James Bond)
  • Ruth Alpern (Mrs. Bernie Maddoff)
  • And 35 more!

  • Expand title description text
    • Details

      Publisher:
      Sourcebooks

      Kindle Book
      Release date: March 3, 2015

      OverDrive Read
      ISBN: 9781492603061
      Release date: March 3, 2015

      EPUB eBook
      ISBN: 9781492603061
      File size: 7352 KB
      Release date: March 3, 2015

      PDF eBook
      ISBN: 9781492603078
      File size: 10083 KB
      Release date: March 3, 2015

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