An American Princess

An American Princess

"Born to a pioneering family in Upstate New York in the late 1800s, Allene Tew was beautiful, impetuous, and frustrated by the confines of her small hometown.

Author: Annejet van der Zijl

Publisher: AmazonCrossing

ISBN: 1503951839

Category: Socialites

Page: 234

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Born to a pioneering family in Upstate New York in the late 1800s, Allene Tew was beautiful, impetuous, and frustrated by the confines of her small hometown. At eighteen, she met Tod Hostetter at a local dance, having no idea that the mercurial charmer she would impulsively wed was heir to one of the wealthiest families in America. But when he died twelve years later, Allene packed her bags for New York City. From the vantage point of the American upper class, Allene embodied the tumultuous Gilded Age. Over the course of four more marriages, she weathered personal tragedies during World War I and the catastrophic financial reversals of the crash of 1929. From the castles and châteaus of Europe, she witnessed the Russian Revolution and became a princess. And from the hopes of a young girl from Jamestown, New York, Allene Tew would become the epitome of both a pursuer and survivor of the American Dream.
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Summary of Annejet Van Der Zijl s An American Princess

Summary of Annejet Van Der Zijl s An American Princess

Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book.

Author: Everest Media

Publisher: Everest Media LLC

ISBN: 9781669349273

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 28

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Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 The Tews were among the first to venture into the then-uncharted wilderness around Lake Chautauqua in New York. They bought 3,337 acres on the north side of the lake. #2 Jamestown was the first American settlement, and it was founded by the Prendergasts in 1811. It was a difficult start, but the pioneers were young and determined, and they rebuilt their tiny village on the Chadakoin River from scratch each time it burned down. #3 Jamestown was a village in upstate New York that was a center of the Industrial Revolution. It was here that the first elections for a village council were held in 1827, and the first collective activity was the fire brigade. #4 One of the few people in the middle class to do so, William advertised openly in the Liberty Press, the antislavery movement’s newspaper, which had garnered a lot of support among the North American bourgeoisie. The Civil War ended in 1865, and Jamestown flourished.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

An American Princess Life of Allene Tew

An American Princess Life of Allene Tew

The true story of a girl from the wilderness settlements of a burgeoning new America who became one of the most privileged figures of the Gilded Age.

Author: Paul MCCUSKER

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ISBN: 9798551968047

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Page: 204

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The true story of a girl from the wilderness settlements of a burgeoning new America who became one of the most privileged figures of the Gilded Age. Born to a pioneering family in Upstate New York in the late 1800s, Allene Tew was beautiful, impetuous, and frustrated by the confines of her small hometown. At eighteen, she met Tod Hostetter at a local dance, having no idea that the mercurial charmer she would impulsively wed was heir to one of the wealthiest families in America. But when he died twelve years later, Allene packed her bags for New York City. Never once did she look back. From the vantage point of the American upper class, Allene embodied the tumultuous Gilded Age. Over the course of four more marriages, she weathered personal tragedies during World War I and the catastrophic financial reversals of the crash of 1929. From the castles and châteaus of Europe, she witnessed the Russian Revolution and became a princess. And from the hopes of a young girl from Jamestown, New York, Allene Tew would become the epitome of both a pursuer and survivor of the American Dream.
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Mona in Three Acts

Mona in Three Acts

An emotional, funny, and universal novel about the people, experiences, and choices that make us who we are, Mona in Three Acts is a revelatory journey of a woman's self-discovery, forgiveness, and courage to finally speak her truth.

Author: Griet Beeck

Publisher: AmazonCrossing

ISBN: 1542005442

Category: Fiction

Page: 412

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In this international bestseller, a woman comes of age in a poignant novel about forgiveness, pain, and self-discovery. Mona's demanding mother ruled their home until a car crash took her life and changed their family forever. Left to tend to a distant father and a needy younger brother, Mona finds her new role almost too much to bear. And when a new stepmother, troubled and depressed, adds yet another crack to the family portrait, Mona's forced to shoulder an even greater share of the emotional burden. Somewhere between her responsibility to her family and to her own life, Mona finds a route of escape: in a theater career she craves. But for every challenge ahead--romantic, professional, sexual, and familial--Mona wonders how much of her future has already been defined by the challenges of her past. An emotional, funny, and universal novel about the people, experiences, and choices that make us who we are, Mona in Three Acts is a revelatory journey of a woman's self-discovery, forgiveness, and courage to finally speak her truth.
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740 Park

740 Park

PRINCESS HENRY XXXIII OF REUSS, THE FORMER ALLENE TEW OF Jamestown, New York, was the last, but hardly the least, ... are inextricably linked by a shared taste for Russian royalty, both real and fake, and by their multiple marriages.

Author: Michael Gross

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 9780307418760

Category: Social Science

Page: 576

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For seventy-five years, it’s been Manhattan’s richest apartment building, and one of the most lusted-after addresses in the world. One apartment had 37 rooms, 14 bathrooms, 43 closets, 11 working fireplaces, a private elevator, and his-and-hers saunas; another at one time had a live-in service staff of 16. To this day, it is steeped in the purest luxury, the kind most of us could only imagine, until now. The last great building to go up along New York’s Gold Coast, construction on 740 Park finished in 1930. Since then, 740 has been home to an ever-evolving cadre of our wealthiest and most powerful families, some of America’s (and the world’s) oldest money—the kind attached to names like Vanderbilt, Rockefeller, Bouvier, Chrysler, Niarchos, Houghton, and Harkness—and some whose names evoke the excesses of today’s monied elite: Kravis, Koch, Bronfman, Perelman, Steinberg, and Schwarzman. All along, the building has housed titans of industry, political power brokers, international royalty, fabulous scam-artists, and even the lowest scoundrels. The book begins with the tumultuous story of the building’s construction. Conceived in the bubbling financial, artistic, and social cauldron of 1920’s Manhattan, 740 Park rose to its dizzying heights as the stock market plunged in 1929—the building was in dire financial straits before the first apartments were sold. The builders include the architectural genius Rosario Candela, the scheming businessman James T. Lee (Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis’s grandfather), and a raft of financiers, many of whom were little more than white-collar crooks and grand-scale hustlers. Once finished, 740 became a magnet for the richest, oldest families in the country: the Brewsters, descendents of the leader of the Plymouth Colony; the socially-registered Bordens, Hoppins, Scovilles, Thornes, and Schermerhorns; and top executives of the Chase Bank, American Express, and U.S. Rubber. Outside the walls of 740 Park, these were the people shaping America culturally and economically. Within those walls, they were indulging in all of the Seven Deadly Sins. As the social climate evolved throughout the last century, so did 740 Park: after World War II, the building’s rulers eased their more restrictive policies and began allowing Jews (though not to this day African Americans) to reside within their hallowed walls. Nowadays, it is full to bursting with new money, people whose fortunes, though freshly-made, are large enough to buy their way in. At its core this book is a social history of the American rich, and how the locus of power and influence has shifted haltingly from old bloodlines to new money. But it’s also much more than that: filled with meaty, startling, often tragic stories of the people who lived behind 740’s walls, the book gives us an unprecedented access to worlds of wealth, privilege, and extraordinary folly that are usually hidden behind a scrim of money and influence. This is, truly, how the other half—or at least the other one hundredth of one percent—lives.
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H R H Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands

H  R  H  Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands

He negotiated several barter deals with French Indo - China — rice for chemicals — and took part in various other selling campaigns . ... The Countess was an American , Allene Tew ... Princess Armgard says , “ THE PRINCE AND THE NAZIS 49.

Author: Alden Hatch

Publisher: London : Harrap

ISBN: UVA:X000749009

Category: Netherlands

Page: 280

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Time

Time

Allene Tew Burchard of Virginia home , Woodlawn ( see p . 11 ) . ... In addition Reuss , widower of Princess Victoria MarConcord , N. H. it cleans teeth and protects them from garette of ... are going to live for art , ” said she .

Author: Briton Hadden

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ISBN: UCLA:31158011800199

Category: Current events

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Reels for 1973- include Time index, 1973-
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Facts on File

Facts on File

Countess Paul de Kotzebue ( Allene Tew ) , 78 , U.S. - born , 5 - times - married society woman , philanthropist ; May ... Princess Margarete , 85 , daughter of Austrian archduke , widow of Prince of Thurn & Taxis ; May 2 in Regensburg ...

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ISBN: MINN:31951001412490I

Category: Current events

Page: 572

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Anna May Wong

Anna May Wong

He is stopped by the Mongol Slave, who reminds her master, “The flying carpet — and the Princess. ... It won first prize at an international film exposition held in Warsaw, Poland, in October ¡927 as well as several other international ...

Author: Philip Leibfried

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476609324

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 189

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Anna May Wong, born in Los Angeles in 1905 to a Chinese family that did not support her ambition, is the only Asian-American actress to have achieved stardom during Hollywood’s Golden Age. Staying single to avoid endangering her career, she became the darling of the intelligentsia, inspiring poems, songs, and crowds of admirers in the British Isles, Europe, and China. She leaves a legacy of some 60 film appearances, numerous stage and television shows, and several radio spots. This book covers Anna May Wong’s entire career and personal life. Detailed filmographic entries, with critical commentary as well as cast and technical credits, synopses, and newspaper and magazine reviews, are followed by Wong’s stage work and radio and television appearances.
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The General Evening Post

The General Evening Post

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ISBN: BSB:BSB10487576

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