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Book Title: American Eve: Evelyn Nesbit, Stanford White, the Birth of the "It" Girl and the Crime of the Century|
The author of the book: Paula Uruburu
Date of issue: May 1st 2008
ISBN 13: 9781594489938
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 493 KB
Edition: Riverhead Hardcover
Read full description of the books American Eve: Evelyn Nesbit, Stanford White, the Birth of the "It" Girl and the Crime of the Century:The scandalous story of America's first supermodel, sex goddess, and modern celebrity, Evelyn Nesbit, the temptress at the center of Stanford White's famous murder, whose iconic life story reflected all the paradoxes of America's Gilded Age
Known to millions before her sixteenth birthday in 1900, Evelyn Nesbit was the most photographed woman of her era, an iconic figure who set the standard for female beauty. Women wanted to be her. Men just wanted her. When her life of fantasy became all too real, and her jealous millionaire husband, Harry K. Thaw, killed her lover, celebrity architect Stanford White, builder of the Washington Square Arch and much of New York City, she found herself at the center of the Crime of the Century, and the popular courtroom drama that followed, a scandal that signaled the beginning of a national obsession with youth, beauty, celebrity, and sex.
The story of Evelyn Nesbit is one of glamour, money, romance, sex, madness, and murder, and Paula Uruburu weaves all of these elements into an elegant narrativethat reads like the best fiction - only it's all true. American Eve goes far beyond just literary biography; it paints a picture of America as it crossed from the Victorian era into the modern, foreshadowing so much of our contemporary culture today.
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Nice news to share—The New York Times Book Review will be featuring AMERICAN EVE in Paperback Row in the May 10th issue.
My book, AMERICAN EVE (Riverhead Penguin) is a biography of the first "It" girl Evelyn Nesbit and her role in the crime of the century. An English Prof. at Hofstra University, I love the Gilded Age, the Gothic and Grotesque, pop culture, and photography/film history. I've consulted for A&E, PBS, + the History Channel. Of Basque Irish descent, my roots are in Brooklyn, Bilbao, County Cork and Massapequa (which Jerry Seinfeld says its Native American for"by the mall”) I live in a haunted house on Long Island and hope I don't end up in the touring "Bodies" exhibition any time soon.
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