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The Personal Librarian

The Personal Librarian

by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray
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Item #: UV5862
Format: Hardcover, 341 pages; 2021

This elite realm holds many gradations and types of relationships, and only a few of them contain actual friendship.

The Personal Librarian is the fictionalized story of J. P. Morgan's curator Belle da Costa Greene. A shrewd, scholarly woman, Belle is quickly lauded for her unapologetic negotiation tactics, her eye for authenticity, and her substantial plans for artifact accumulation. As her position in the public eye grows, so too does J. P. Morgan's affection. But Belle is hiding a ... More
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This elite realm holds many gradations and types of relationships, and only a few of them contain actual friendship.

The Personal Librarian is the fictionalized story of J. P. Morgan's curator Belle da Costa Greene. A shrewd, scholarly woman, Belle is quickly lauded for her unapologetic negotiation tactics, her eye for authenticity, and her substantial plans for artifact accumulation. As her position in the public eye grows, so too does J. P. Morgan's affection. But Belle is hiding a dangerous secret—in the early twentieth century, she is a mixed-race woman working for one of the most recognizable men in America. And the larger the spotlight, the larger the risk…. (RR)


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