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Million Dollar Duchesses : How America's Heiresses Seduced the Aristocracy - by Julie Ferry (Paperback)

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On 6th November 1895, the beautiful and brilliant heiress Consuelo Vanderbilt was wedded to the near-insolvent Charles Spencer-Churchill, 9th Duke of Marlborough in a dazzling yet miserable match – it glittered above all others for high society’s marriage brokers who, in this single year, forged a series of spectacular, and lucrative, transatlantic unions.

The bankrupt and ailing British aristocracy was suddenly injected with all the wealth and glamour of America's newest dynasties. Millions of dollars changed hands as fame, money, power and privilege were all at play.
Brimful of scandal, illicit affairs, spurned loves and unexpected tragedy, The Million Dollar Duchesses reveals the closed-door bargaining which led to these most influential matches and how America’s heiresses shook-up British high society for ever. 

Number of Pages: 303 p. ;
Genre: History
Sub-Genre: Social History, Modern, Women
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Motorbooks Intl
Book theme: 19th Century
Author: Julie Ferry
Language: English
Street Date: May 24, 2018
TCIN: 53685555
UPC: 9781781317877
Item Number (DPCI): 248-29-0322
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