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Behind Every Great Man

ISBN: 9781492603054

By: Marlene Wagman-Geller

Published: 03/03/2015

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Who Said Men Get to Monopolize the Glory?
Discover the Little Known Women Who Have Put the World's Alpha Males on the Map.

From ancient times to the present, men have gotten most of the good ink. Yet standing just outside the spotlight are the extraordinary, and overlooked, wives and companions who are just as instrumental in shaping the destinies of their famous—and infamous—men.

This witty, illuminating book reveals the remarkable stories of forty captivating females, from Constance Lloyd (Mrs. Oscar Wilde) to Carolyn Adams (Mrs. Jerry Garcia), who have stood behind their legendary partners and helped to humanize them, often at the cost of their own careers, reputations, and happiness. Through fame and its attendant ills—alcoholism, infidelity, mental illness, divorce, and even attempted murder—these powerful women quietly propelled their men to the top and changed the course of history.

Meet the Untold Half of History, Including:
•Alma Reville (Mrs. Alfred Hitchcock)
•Elena Diakonova (Mrs. Salvador Dali)
•Winifred Madikizela (Mrs. Nelson Mandela)
•Ann Charteris (Mrs. Ian Fleming, a.k.a. Mrs. James Bond)
•Ruth Alpern (Mrs. Bernie Maddoff)
And 35 more!

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Table of Contents

CONTENTS

PROLOGUE Remember the Ladies

CHAPTER ONE The Enchanted Princess: Mrs. Karl Marx

CHAPTER TWO Senta: Mrs. Richard Wagner

CHAPTER THREE The Importance of Being Constance: Mrs. Oscar Wilde

CHAPTER FOUR Ba: Mrs. Mohandas Gandhi

CHAPTER FIVE Doxerl and Johonzel: Mrs. Albert Einstein

CHAPTER SIX A Rose is a Rose is a Rose is a Rose: Mrs. Gertrude Stein

CHAPTER SEVEN The Stepping Stone: Mrs. Bill Wilson

CHAPTER EIGHT Life’s Leading Lady: Mrs. Alfred Hitchcock

CHAPTER NINE I Didn’t Forget You: Mrs. Simon Wiesenthal

CHAPTER TEN The White Horse Girl and The Blue Wind Boy: Mrs. Frank Lloyd Wright

CHAPTER ELEVEN Where Light and Shadow Meet: Mrs. Oskar Schindler

CHAPTER TWELVE Tristan und Isolde: Mrs. Salvador Dalí

CHAPTER THIRTEEN Herr Wolff: Mrs. Adolf Hitler

CHAPTER FOURTEEN Fade Away: Mrs. Douglas MacArthur

CHAPTER FIFTEEN Madame Butterfly: Mrs. Julius Rosenberg

CHAPTER SIXTEEN The Man with the Golden Pen: Mrs. Ian Fleming

CHAPTER SEVENTEEN Beloved Infidel: Mrs. F. Scott Fitzgerald

CHAPTER EIGHTEEN Any Other Man: Mrs. Billy Graham

CHAPTER NINETEEN Here’s to You: Mrs. Jackie Robinson

CHAPTER TWENTY The Lady and the Tramp: Mrs. Charlie Chaplin

CHAPTER TWENTY-ONE Not With Mice: Mrs. Pablo Picasso

CHAPTER TWENTY-TWO Camp Betty: Mrs. Gerald Ford

CHAPTER TWENTY-THREE The Polish Rider: Mrs. Aldous Huxley

CHAPTER TWENTY-FOUR And God Walked In: Mrs. C.S. Lewis

CHAPTER TWENTY-FIVE A Brief History of Love: Mrs. Stephen Hawking

CHAPTER TWENTY-SIX The Book of Ruth: Mrs. Bernie Madoff

CHAPTER TWENTY-SEVEN Maza Shelaza: Mrs. Jim Henson

CHAPTER TWENTY-EIGHT What’s In a Name?: Mrs. Malcolm X

CHAPTER TWENTY-NINE The Stolen Hours: Mrs. Samuel Beckett

CHAPTER THIRTY One Hundred Times More: Mrs. Nelson Mandela

CHAPTER THIRTY-ONE Mrs. Blue Eyes: Mrs. Frank Sinatra

CHAPTER THIRTY-TWO After the Fall: Mrs. Arthur Miller

CHAPTER THIRTY-THREE For Remembrance: Mrs. Timothy Leary

CHAPTER THIRTY-FOUR The Merry Prankster: Mrs. Jerry Garcia

CHAPTER THIRTY-FIVE Set the Night on Fire: Mrs. Jim Morrison

CHAPTER THIRTY-SIX Little Frog: Mrs. Lech Walesa

CHAPTER THIRTY-SEVEN Heart: Mrs. Larry Flynt

CHAPTER THIRTY-EIGHT The Dragon’s Roar: Mrs. Stieg Larsson

CHAPTER THIRTY-NINE The Sting: Mrs. Gordon Sumner (Mrs. Sting)

CHAPTER FORTY How Deep Was Their Love?: Mrs. Robin Gibb

EPILOGUE The Men You Knew—The Women You Didn’t

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

BIBLIOGRAPHY

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Excerpt

PROLOGUE
REMEMBER THE LADIES

Over the centuries, the saying, “Behind every great man is a great woman” has proven to be more than a girl-pow

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Behind Every Great Man is a noble attempt to redress the balance and show they are more than just footnotes in history, but part of history itself.” - The Roan...

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Specs

Format: Paperback

Dimensions
Length: 8.25 in
Width: 5.5 in
Weight: 0.00 oz
Page Count: 368 pages

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