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The Resource The personal librarian, Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray

The personal librarian, Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray

Label
The personal librarian
Title
The personal librarian
Statement of responsibility
Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The remarkable, little-known story of Belle da Costa Greene, J. P. Morgan's personal librarian-who became one of the most powerful women in New York despite the dangerous secret she kept in order to make her dreams come true, from New York Times bestselling author Marie Benedict and acclaimed author Victoria Christopher Murray. In her twenties, Belle da Costa Greene is hired by J. Pierpont Morgan to curate a collection of rare manuscripts, books, and artwork for his newly built Morgan Library. Belle becomes a fixture on the New York society scene and one of the most powerful people in the art and book world, known for her impeccable taste and shrewd negotiating for critical works as she helps build a world-class collection. But Belle has a secret, one she must protect at all costs. She was born not Belle da Costa Greene but Belle Marion Greener. She is the daughter of Richard Greener, the first Black graduate of Harvard and well-known advocate for equality. Belle's complexion isn't dark because of her alleged Portuguese heritage that lets her pass as white-her complexion is dark because she is African American. The Personal Librarian tells the story of an extraordinary woman, famous for her intellect, style, and wit, and shares the lengths she must go-for the protection of her family and her legacy-to preserve her carefully crafted white identity in the racist world in which she lives"--
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Provided by publisher
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Benedict, Marie
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3620.E75
LC item number
P47 2021
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Murray, Victoria Christopher
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Greene, Belle da Costa
  • African American women librarians
Label
The personal librarian, Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1194871842
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
341 pages
Isbn
9780593101537
Lccn
2020045266
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1194871842
Label
The personal librarian, Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1194871842
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
341 pages
Isbn
9780593101537
Lccn
2020045266
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1194871842

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