American Empress: The Life and Times of Marjorie Merriweather Post

American Empress: The Life and Times of Marjorie Merriweather Post

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American Empress is a sweeping history of the dramatic life of Marjorie Merriweather Post, daughter of breakfast cereal magnate C. W. Post. As a young girl growing up in the Midwest, Post helped glue cereal boxes in her father's barn, later became a board member of his company, wed a diplomat, and by late middle age was widely acknowledged as the unofficial "Queen of Washington, DC." The glamorous and warm-hearted Post was also mother to actress Dina Merrill. Throughout her life, she gave generously to hundreds of civic, artistic, and philanthropic causes, among which were the National Symphony Orchestra, the Washington Ballet, and the Kennedy Center. By virtue of her brains, beauty, and great wealth, Post was a woman well ahead of her era, whose natural business acumen created the frozen foods industry and transformed the Postum Cereal Company into the General Foods Corporation.

Nancy Rubin Stuart is an award-winning author and journalist who specializes in women, biography, and social history.

Paperback

480 pages

Measurements: 6 x 9 inches

Published by Villard in 1995