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The Bettencourt affair : the world's richest woman and the scandal that rocked Paris / Tom Sancton.

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  • 6 of 8 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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2 current holds with 8 total copies.

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Alexandria-Monroe PL - Alexandria B BET (Text) 37521530857723 AMPL Adult New Nonfiction Shelf Available -
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North Madison Co PL - Elwood PL 338.7 SAN (Text) 30419101517460 New Non-Fiction Available -
Ohio Twp PL - Bell Road Library 921 BETTENCOURT (Text) 39206021348790 New Materials Checked out 11/23/2017
Perry Co PL - Tell City Main Library 338.7 SAN (Text) 70621000216647 Adult - Non Fiction Available -
Starke Co PL - Schricker Main Library (Knox) 921 BET (Text) 30032010706379 NEW ADULT Checked out 12/04/2017

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781101984475
  • ISBN: 1101984473
  • Physical Description: xv, 396 pages : black & white map, photographs ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Dutton, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, [2017]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical notes (pages 339-396).
Summary, etc.: Heiress to the nearly forty-billion-dollar L’Oréal fortune, Liliane Bettencourt is the world’s richest woman and the fourteenth wealthiest person. But her gilded life has taken a dark yet fascinating turn in the past decade. At ninety-four, she’s now embroiled in what has been called the Bettencourt Affair, a scandal that dominated the headlines in France. Why? It’s a tangled web of hidden secrets, divided loyalties, frayed relationships, and fractured families, set in the most romantic city—and involving the most glamorous industry—in the world. The Bettencourt Affair started as a family drama but quickly became a massive scandal, uncovering L’Oréal’s shadowy corporate history and buried World War II secrets. From the Right Bank mansions to the Left Bank artist havens; and from the Bettencourts’ servant quarters to the office of President Nicolas Sarkozy; all of Paris was shaken by the blockbuster case, the shocking reversals, and the surprising final victim. It all began when Liliane met François-Marie Banier, an artist and photographer who was, in his youth, the toast of Paris and a protégé of Salvador Dalí. Over the next two decades, Banier was given hundreds of millions of dollars in gifts, cash, and insurance policies by Liliane. What, exactly, was their relationship? It wasn’t clear, least of all to Liliane’s daughter and only child, Françoise, who became suspicious of Banier’s motives and filed a lawsuit against him. But Banier has a far different story to tell...
Subject: Bettencourt, Liliane.
Bettencourt, Liliane > Friends and associates.
Banier, Franðcois-Marie.
Sarkozy, Nicolas, 1955-
Scandals > France > Paris > History > 21st century.
Swindlers and swindling > France > Paris > History > 21st century.
Businesswomen > France > Biography.
Billionaires > France > Biography.
Older women > France > Biography.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Rich & Famous.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Corporate & Business History.
HISTORY / Modern / 20th Century.

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