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

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  • 3 of 3 copies available at Sage Library System.

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"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.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Cook Memorial Library - La Grande 338.766 S212 (Text) 35178001641938 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 09/23/2017 Available -
Hood River County Library 364.163 SAN 2017 (Text) 33892100482539 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 09/12/2017 Available -
Ontario Community Library 338.76 SANCT (Text) 33330004300093 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 11/01/2017 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781101984475
  • Physical Description: xv, 396 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
    print
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Dutton, 2017.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 339-396).
Summary, etc.: "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.
Subject: Older women France Biography
Billionaires France Biography
L'Oréal (Firm) History
Businesswomen France Biography
Swindlers and swindling France Paris History 21st century
Scandals France Paris History 21st century
Sarkozy, Nicolas 1955-
Banier, François-Marie
Bettencourt, Liliane Friends and associates
Bettencourt, Liliane
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