By Marlene Wagman-Geller
Who stated males get to monopolize the glory?
Discover the little recognized girls who've positioned the world's alpha men at the map.
From precedent days to the current, males have got many of the strong ink. but status simply outdoors the highlight are the extreme, and neglected, better halves and partners who're simply as instrumental in shaping the destinies in their famous—and infamous—men.
This witty, illuminating e-book finds the amazing tales of 40 desirable women, from Constance Lloyd (Mrs. Oscar Wilde) to Carolyn Adams (Mrs. Jerry Garcia), who've stood at the back of their mythical companions and helped to humanize them, usually on the price in their personal careers, reputations, and happiness. via reputation and its attendant ills—alcoholism, infidelity, psychological affliction, divorce, or even tried murder—these strong ladies quietly propelled their males to the pinnacle and altered the process history.
Meet the untold half heritage, 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 extra!
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