Condé Nast by Susan Ronald audiobook

Condé Nast: The Man and His Empire

By Susan Ronald
Read by Bernadette Dunne

Blackstone Publishing 9781250180025

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • Available on 12/03/2019

    ISBN: 9781094067490

  • Available on 12/03/2019

    ISBN: 9781094067483

  • Available on 12/03/2019

    ISBN: 9781094067506

Runtime: 13.49 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

The first biography in over thirty years of Condé Nast, the pioneering publisher of Vogue and Vanity Fair and main rival to media magnate William Randolph Hearst

Condé Nast’s life and career was as high profile and glamourous as his magazines. Moving to New York in the early twentieth century with just the shirt on his back, he soon became the highest paid executive in the United States, acquiring Vogue in 1909 and Vanity Fair in 1913. Alongside his editors, Edna Woolman Chase at Vogue and Frank Crowninshield at Vanity Fair, he built the first-ever international magazine empire, introducing European modern art, style, and fashions to an American audience.

Credited with creating the “café society,” Nast became a permanent fixture on the international fashion scene and a major figure in New York society. His superbly appointed apartment at 1040 Park Avenue, decorated by the legendary Elsie de Wolfe, became a gathering place for the major artistic figures of the time. Nast launched the careers of icons like Cecil Beaton, Clare Boothe Luce, Lee Miller, Dorothy Parker, and Noel Coward. He left behind a legacy that endures today in media powerhouses such as Anna Wintour, Tina Brown, and Graydon Carter.

Written with the cooperation of his family on both sides of the Atlantic and a dedicated team at Condé Nast Publications, critically acclaimed biographer Susan Ronald reveals the life of an extraordinary American success story.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Prolific biographer Ronald…does an exceptional job of integrating the story of Nast’s personal fortunes and misfortunes with the lives of those he sought to refine and educate.” Booklist
“With her breezy, gossipy style, Ronald brings to life the story of the influential American publisher and his magazines.” Library Journal

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Author

Author Bio: Susan Ronald

Author Bio: Susan Ronald

Susan Ronald was born and raised in the United States but has lived in England for more than twenty-five years. She is the author of The Pirate Queen, The Sancy Blood Diamond, and France: Crossroads of Europe. She owns a film production company and is a screenwriter and film producer.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 13.49
Audience: Adult
Language: English