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The Resource The Bettencourt affair : the world's richest woman and the scandal that rocked Paris, Tom Sancton

The Bettencourt affair : the world's richest woman and the scandal that rocked Paris, Tom Sancton

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The Bettencourt affair : the world's richest woman and the scandal that rocked Paris
Title
The Bettencourt affair
Title remainder
the world's richest woman and the scandal that rocked Paris
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Tom Sancton
Title variation
Bettencourt affair
Title variation remainder
the worlds richest woman and the scandal that rocked Paris
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eng
Summary
"Was the world's wealthiest woman--Liliane Bettencourt--heir to an estimated thirty-six-billion-dollar L'Oreal fortune, the victim of a con man? Or were her own family the real villains? This riveting narrative tells the real-life, shocking story behind the cause celebre that has captivated both France and the world. Liliane Bettencourt is the world's richest woman and the eleventh wealthiest person on the planet, as of 2016. But at ninety-four, she's embroiled in an incredible controversy that has dominated the headlines and ensnared a former president of France in the controversy. Why? [It is] thanks to an artist and photographer named Francois-Marie Banier, who was given hundreds of millions of dollars by Liliane. Liliane's daughter, Francoise, considers Banier a con man and filed a lawsuit against him, but Banier has a far different story to tell. It's all become Europe's biggest scandal in years, uncovering a shadowy corporate history, buried World War II secrets, illicit political payoffs, and much more. Written by Tom Sancton, a Vanity Fair contributor and former Time correspondent currently living in France, The Bettencourt Affair is part courtroom drama; part upstairs-downstairs tale; part business narrative of a glamorous global company with past Nazi connections; and part character-driven story of a complex, fascinating family and the intruder who nearly tore it apart"--Provided by publisher
Summary
Part courtroom drama, part upstairs-downstairs tale, and part character-driven story of a complex, fascinating family and the intruder who nearly tore it apart, the Bettencourt affair started as a family drama but quickly became a massive scandal in France. As L’Oreal’s shadowy corporate history and buried World War II secrets were uncovered, all of Paris was shaken by the blockbuster case, the shocking reversals, and the surprising final victim
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
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10574216
Cataloging source
DLC
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1949-
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Sancton, Thomas
Dewey number
  • 338.7/66855092
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Bettencourt, Liliane
  • Bettencourt, Liliane
  • Banier, François-Marie
  • Sarkozy, Nicolas
  • L'Oréal (Firm)
  • Banier, François-Marie
  • Bettencourt, Liliane
  • Sarkozy, Nicolas
  • L'Oréal (Firm)
  • Scandals
  • Swindlers and swindling
  • Businesswomen
  • Billionaires
  • Older women
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Rich & Famous
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Corporate & Business History
  • HISTORY / Modern / 20th Century
  • Billionaires
  • Businesswomen
  • Friendship
  • Older women
  • Scandals
  • Swindlers and swindling
  • France
  • France
Target audience
adult
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the world's richest woman and the scandal that rocked Paris
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The Bettencourt affair : the world's richest woman and the scandal that rocked Paris, Tom Sancton
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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ocn962353377
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xv, 396 pages
Isbn
9781101984475
Lccn
2016058788
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
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(OCoLC)962353377
Label
The Bettencourt affair : the world's richest woman and the scandal that rocked Paris, Tom Sancton
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn962353377
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xv, 396 pages
Isbn
9781101984475
Lccn
2016058788
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)962353377

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