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By Marlene Wagman-Geller

ISBN-10: 1492603074

ISBN-13: 9781492603078

Who stated males get to monopolize the glory?

Discover the little identified ladies who've placed the world's alpha men at the map.

From precedent days to the current, males have got lots of the reliable ink. but status simply open air the highlight are the intense, and ignored, other halves and partners who're simply as instrumental in shaping the destinies in their famous—and infamous—men.

This witty, illuminating e-book finds the striking tales of 40 appealing ladies, from Constance Lloyd (Mrs. Oscar Wilde) to Carolyn Adams (Mrs. Jerry Garcia), who've stood in the back of their mythical companions and helped to humanize them, usually on the price in their personal careers, reputations, and happiness. via status and its attendant ills—alcoholism, infidelity, psychological disorder, divorce, or even tried murder—these strong ladies quietly propelled their males to the pinnacle and adjusted the process history.

Meet the untold 1/2 heritage, including:
•Alma Reville (Mrs. Alfred Hitchcock)
•Elena Diakonova (Mrs. Salvador Dali)
•Winifred Madikizela (Mrs. Nelson Mandela)
•Ann Charteris (Mrs. Ian Fleming, a.k.a. Mrs. James Bond)
•Ruth Alpern (Mrs. Bernie Maddoff)
•And 35 extra!

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His labors paid off—­her grade in physics was the highest ever awarded. A prefeminist fighter, her dream was to be a physicist. By the time Mileva graduated from secondary school in 1894, the Austro-­Hungarian Empire stood firm in its conviction to bar female students from university. Hence, when her scientific thirst remained unquenched, her parents financed her educational aspirations and she left for Switzerland’s exclusive Zurich Polytechnic, the MIT of Europe. indd 39 1/13/15 4:39 PM 40 || Marlene Wagman-Geller Mileva was only the fifth female to pass through the school’s venerated doors, and it was here the twenty-­two-­year-­old met the seventeen-­year-­old Albert Einstein, possessor of thick, curly hair and brown bedroom eyes.

Destitute, in 1954, she penned The Alice B. Toklas Cookbook, which mixed reminiscences and recipes, the most famous for hashish brownies: “In the menu, there should be a climax and a culmination. Come to it gently. ” Alice’s surname gave rise to the vernacular “toke”—­the inhaling of marijuana. Gertrude had once noted, “Life is funny that way. ” In her last years, Alice languished in a nursing home, dribbling on a dirty house-­robe, when she was befriended by Doda Conrad, a friend from the old days.

Gertrude always loved words but they fell short in her will. She bequeathed all her paintings to Alice, and after her lover’s own passing to her nephew Allan. However, through a legal loophole, the Stein attorney, Edgar Allan Poe (the author’s great-­nephew), arranged for their removal to a Paris vault when Alice was in Italy taking a mud cure for arthritis. When she returned, all that remained on her walls was the haunting imprint of the masterpieces. ” Alice was evicted from the apartment where she had lived and loved with Gertrude and relocated to an austere flat.

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