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Belle Greene

Alexandra Lapierre and translated by Tina Kover
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Item #: UY3792
Format: Paperback
Pages: 496
Publication Date: 2023
ISBN: 9781609458577
Belle da Costa Greene's story is remarkable: In the early 1900s, a young woman with a passion for rare books became the director of J.P. Morgan's library, one of the most prestigious private libraries in the country. But the outspoken and brilliant Ms. Greene harbored a dangerous secret: Though she looked white, she was actually the daughter of a famous Blac... More
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Belle da Costa Greene's story is remarkable: In the early 1900s, a young woman with a passion for rare books became the director of J.P. Morgan's library, one of the most prestigious private libraries in the country. But the outspoken and brilliant Ms. Greene harbored a dangerous secret: Though she looked white, she was actually the daughter of a famous Black activist. Based on a true story, buoyed with historical research, and suffused with Belle's irrepressible verve, this gripping novel pays due tribute to an astonishing woman, while laying bare the uncomfortable truths of our history. Don't miss this one!


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