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The Resource Baroness of Hobcaw : the life of Belle W. Baruch, Mary E. Miller

Baroness of Hobcaw : the life of Belle W. Baruch, Mary E. Miller

Label
Baroness of Hobcaw : the life of Belle W. Baruch
Title
Baroness of Hobcaw
Title remainder
the life of Belle W. Baruch
Statement of responsibility
Mary E. Miller
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Belle W. Baruch (1899-1964) could outride, outshoot, outhunt, and outsail most of the young men of her elite social circle-abilities that distanced her from other debutantes of 1917. Unapologetic for her athleticism and interests in traditionally masculine pursuits, Baruch towered above male and female counterparts in height and daring. While she is known today for the wildlife conservation and biological research center on the South Carolina coast that bears her family name, Belle's story is a rich narrative about one nonconformist's ties to the land. In Baroness of Hobcaw, Mary E. Miller provides a provocative portrait of this unorthodox woman who gave a gift of monumental importance to the scientific community. Belle's father, Bernard M. Baruch, the so-called Wolf of Wall Street, held sway over the financial and diplomatic world of the early twentieth century and served as an adviser to seven U.S. presidents. In 1905 he bought Hobcaw Barony, a sprawling seaside retreat where he entertained the likes of Churchill and FDR. Belle's daily life at Hobcaw reflects the world of wealthy northerners, including the Vanderbilts and Luces, who bought tracts of southern acreage. Miller details Belle's exploits-fox hunting at Hobcaw, show jumping at Deauville, flying her own plane, traveling with Edith Bolling Wilson, and patrolling the South Carolina beach for spies during World War II. Belle's story also reveals her efforts to win her mother's approval and her father's attention, as well as her unraveling relationships with friends, family, employees, and lovers-both male and female. Miller describes Belle's final success in saving Hobcaw from development as the overarching triumph of a tempestuous life
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
IDEBK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1936-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Miller, Mary E.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Baruch, Belle Wilcox
  • Baruch, Belle Wilcox
  • Baruch, Belle Wilcox
  • Environmentalists
  • Feminists
  • Pacifists
  • Horsemanship
  • Hobcaw Barony (S.C.)
  • South Carolina
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • HISTORY
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • Environmentalists
  • Feminists
  • Horsemanship
  • Pacifists
  • South Carolina
  • South Carolina
  • United States
Label
Baroness of Hobcaw : the life of Belle W. Baruch, Mary E. Miller
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-206) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; 1 Paternal Pride and Future Hope; 2 The Only Real Place on Earth; 3 Life Lessons at Hobcaw; 4 A Study in Determination; 5 From Debutante to the World Stage; 6 Henry Ford and Anti-Semitism; 7 Resolution and Independence; 8 Lois Massey; 9 Travels with Edith Bolling Wilson; 10 An Awakening; 11 La Belle Équitation; 12 Success and Romance at Home and Abroad; 13 Triumphs with Souriant and Rumors of War; 14 European Friends and a Fleeting Betrothal; 15 Bargaining for Bellefield; 16 Lois Massey and Prewar Europe
  • 17 Varvara Hasselbalch's American Sojourn18 Life Stateside and War Abroad; 19 Personal and National Turmoil in 1941; 20 U-Boats and Spies along the Carolina Coast; 21 Dickie Leyland at Hobcaw Barony; 22 FDR's Visit to South Carolina; 23 War's End and the End of an Era; 24 Winds of Change in Postwar America; 25 Philanthropy and Ecology; 26 From Constable to Baroness; 27 Paul Dollfus and Frances Milam; 28 The Passing of Jean Darthez and Souriant III; 29 Into the Twilight; Epilogue; Appendix: Hobcaw Barony Today; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T
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Control code
ocn817813780
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (245 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781611172119
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • a4206c4d-75ad-43dd-b81c-abddb61f3ff7
  • 22573/ctv6vrf92
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)817813780
Label
Baroness of Hobcaw : the life of Belle W. Baruch, Mary E. Miller
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-206) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; 1 Paternal Pride and Future Hope; 2 The Only Real Place on Earth; 3 Life Lessons at Hobcaw; 4 A Study in Determination; 5 From Debutante to the World Stage; 6 Henry Ford and Anti-Semitism; 7 Resolution and Independence; 8 Lois Massey; 9 Travels with Edith Bolling Wilson; 10 An Awakening; 11 La Belle Équitation; 12 Success and Romance at Home and Abroad; 13 Triumphs with Souriant and Rumors of War; 14 European Friends and a Fleeting Betrothal; 15 Bargaining for Bellefield; 16 Lois Massey and Prewar Europe
  • 17 Varvara Hasselbalch's American Sojourn18 Life Stateside and War Abroad; 19 Personal and National Turmoil in 1941; 20 U-Boats and Spies along the Carolina Coast; 21 Dickie Leyland at Hobcaw Barony; 22 FDR's Visit to South Carolina; 23 War's End and the End of an Era; 24 Winds of Change in Postwar America; 25 Philanthropy and Ecology; 26 From Constable to Baroness; 27 Paul Dollfus and Frances Milam; 28 The Passing of Jean Darthez and Souriant III; 29 Into the Twilight; Epilogue; Appendix: Hobcaw Barony Today; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T
  • Uv; w; y; z
Control code
ocn817813780
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (245 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781611172119
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • a4206c4d-75ad-43dd-b81c-abddb61f3ff7
  • 22573/ctv6vrf92
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)817813780

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