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The Resource The Bettencourt affair : the world's richest woman and the scandal that rocked Paris, Tom Sancton, (text large print)

The Bettencourt affair : the world's richest woman and the scandal that rocked Paris, Tom Sancton, (text large print)

Label
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
Statement of responsibility
Tom Sancton
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
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
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sancton, Thomas
Dewey number
  • 338.7/66855092
  • B
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
CT1018.B483
LC item number
S26 2017b
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print peer picks
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bettencourt, Liliane
  • Bettencourt, Liliane
  • Banier, François-Marie
  • Sarkozy, Nicolas
  • L'Oréal (Firm)
  • Scandals
  • Swindlers and swindling
  • Businesswomen
  • Billionaires
Label
The Bettencourt affair : the world's richest woman and the scandal that rocked Paris, Tom Sancton, (text large print)
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
679 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432845629
Lccn
2017037026
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
  • ocn999673820
  • (OCoLC)999673820
Label
The Bettencourt affair : the world's richest woman and the scandal that rocked Paris, Tom Sancton, (text large print)
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
679 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432845629
Lccn
2017037026
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
  • ocn999673820
  • (OCoLC)999673820

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