Presidents of the United States came and went, but still Marjorie Merriweather Post reigned as the queen of Washington.
Before she turned 30, as the heiress to the C.W. Post Company — the precursor to the General Foods empire — she was already the wealthiest woman in America and disinclined to confine herself to the role of lady of the manor. So she crawled through Moscow warehouses to rescue czarist treasures, served meals to the homeless during the Depression and donned her bottomless collection of diamonds to entertain presidents and Hollywood’s biggest stars.
Having introduced readers to leading ladies lost in history, from Benedict Arnold’s wife to Napoleon’s first great love, bestselling author Allison Pataki has now crafted an intimate portrait of this larger-than-life woman in The Magnificent Lives of Marjorie Post.
The Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation Authors’ Series, honoring Theodore and Caroline Newhouse and Susan Newhouse.
In partnership with: