Helen Clay Frick

Helen Clay Frick

Bittersweet Heiress

Book - 2008
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"In 1919, at the age of thirty-one, Helen Clay Frick inherited $38 million, becoming the richest single woman in America. These riches, however, came at a price. Helen's tumultuous early life was shaped by her father's infamy as a union strikebreaker and the ensuing attempt on his life, her mother's debilitating depression, and the death of her older sister and newborn brother about a year apart. Despite these events, Helen built a luminous legacy through her lifelong commitment to social welfare, the environment, and a supreme devotion to the visual arts." "Through extensive period research and singular access to Frick family archives and Helen Clay Frick's personal writings, Martha Frick Symington Sanger fashions a multifaceted portrait of a complex, often misunderstood, yet indomitable humanitarian, philanthropist, and cultural force in twentieth-century America."--BOOK JACKET.
Publisher: Pittsburgh, PA : University of Pittsburgh Press, c2008
ISBN: 0822943417 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780822943419 (cloth : alk. paper)
Branch Call Number: B FRICK
Characteristics: xiv, 391 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 30 cm

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