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Fri Mar 21 17:10:37 2014 UTClccn-n800098580.00Genio ossessivo : il mondo interiore di Marie Curie /0.230.92La famille royale d'Amérique : une dynastie de femmes /34731840Barbara_Goldsmithn 80009858392393גולדסמית, ברברהゴールドスミス, バーバラlccn-n80155913Curie, Marie1867-1934lccn-n80009859Vanderbilt, Gloria1924-lccn-n80109891Woodhull, Victoria C.(Victoria Claflin)1838-1927lccn-n94007900Paul Avrich Collection (Library of Congress)lccn-n86033198Johnson, J. Seward-1983lccn-n87134762Joliot-Curie, Irène1897-1956lccn-nb2005011541Langevin-Joliot, Hélène1927-lccn-no2004099687Vanderbilt, Gloria Morgan1904-1965viaf-81342156Hauser, Sonjanp-gao shi mi si$goldsmith barbara高史密斯(Goldsmith, Barbara)Goldsmith, BarbaraBiographyHistoryFictionUnited StatesCurie, Marie,Women chemistsChemistsPolandVanderbilt, Gloria,ArtistsWoodhull, Victoria C.--(Victoria Claflin),FeministsSuffragistsWomen--SuffrageProbate law and practiceWillsNew York (State)RadioactivityFranceLangevin-Joliot, Hélène,Joliot-Curie, Irène,Johnson, J. Seward,Liability for environmental damagesEurope--European Union countriesEnvironmental law--Interpretation and constructionSpiritualistsWomen politiciansClairvoyantsPoliticiansVanderbilt family193119751976197719781980198119821983198719881992199819992004200520062007200820092010201120122013753635103BQD22.C8232713ocn055797910book20040.23Goldsmith, BarbaraObsessive genius : the inner world of Marie CurieHistoryBiographyDraws on diaries, letters, and family interviews to discuss the lesser-known achievements and scientific insights of the Nobel Prize-winning scientist, documenting how she was compromised by the prejudices of a male-dominated society+-+9286058485190512ocn006040982book19800.20Goldsmith, BarbaraLittle Gloria ... happy at lastBiographyThe story of Glora Vanderbilt, who in 1934 was the object of a custody suit between her mother and her aunt185016ocn038014065book19980.24Goldsmith, BarbaraOther powers : the age of suffrage, spiritualism, and the scandalous Victoria WoodhullHistoryBiographyIncludes material on Tennessee Claflin, Henry Ward Beecher, Lib and Theodore Tilton, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Anna Dickinson, Horace Greeley, and Anthony Comstock+-+31800094859025ocn015108838book19870.21Goldsmith, BarbaraJohnson v. JohnsonWith the extraordinary investigative acumen and sensitive narrative skills that informed her best-selling Little Gloria . . . Happy at Last, Barbara Goldsmith now gives us the most sensational case of a contested will in American history'weaving a hypnotic tale of vast wealth and moral corruption. When J. Seward Johnson, the pharmaceutical heir, died in 1983 at the age of eighty-seven, his six children (each of whom was already in possession of an immense fortune) were outraged to learn that he had willed his entire $500-million estate to their stepmother Basia'a woman forty-two years Seward's junior, a Polish refugee who had once worked as a chambermaid in his household. They came to believe that Basia had used undue influence to "enchant" their father, prying his fortune away from him and turning him against his own children. They wanted "justice." The legal battle that followed spawned a seventeen-week-long trial, the involvement of 210 lawyers (some of whose behavior was legally and ethically questionable), $24 million in legal fees, and public disclosures of the often scandalous details of the lives of many of the parties involved, including attempted suicide, drug addiction, and accusations of a murder plot. Going beyond the courtroom itself, Goldsmith delves into the family's past and present, demonstrating that, from the start, the poisonous effects of overwhelming wealth were a tacit but powerfully felt subtext to the proceedings. From her insider's position, she reveals the true Johnson legacy'one of profound emotional damage. In their own voices Seward's children, his first wife, relatives, friends, employees, and Basia herself express their thoughts and feelings with a startling degree of frankness, revealing a past of incest, malignant neglect, and betrayal. Through this deepening of the story, Goldsmith has been able to elucidate the profoundly complex reasons why each of the Johnsons believed that what was most emphatically at stake was not financial remuneration but emotional reparation. Throughout the four-month trial, Goldsmith (who researched the case for over a year and examined thousands of pages of documentation) was in constant attendance, and she tells the dramatic story of what occurred in spellbinding detail. We see the contesting parties, their innumerable lawyers, and the trial's remarkable judge, Marie Lambert ("part Portia, part Tugboat Annie"), playing out their roles in a courtroom packed with press and spectators, and rife with animosity, mistrust, and uncontrolled emotions (which erupted into a near-riot and death threats against the judge). Goldsmith illuminates how and why, as the trial progressed, it was transmuted almost entirely into a battle among lawyers, about lawyers, and for lawyers. She provides a masterful and devastating indictment of American law and lawyers, seen here as an out-of-control juggernaut fueled by a seemingly inexhaustible supply of money. Family drama, courtroom drama, explosive psychological drama, a trenchant and sometimes shocking portrayal of lawyers at work today'Johnson v. Johnson is a brilliant synthesis of the legal, the social, and the human aspects of a society in disarray3224ocn001174681book19750.23Goldsmith, BarbaraThe straw man594ocn079869604book20060.66Goldsmith, BarbaraMarie Curie : portrait intime d'une femme d'exceptionBiography556ocn664387386book20100.29Goldsmith, BarbaraMarie Curie : die erste Frau der WissenschaftBiographyEine aktuelle, auf fundierten Recherchen basierende Biografie, in der nicht nur Leben und Werk, sondern auch die Persönlichkeit der weltberühmten Wissenschaftlerin Marie Curie eindrucksvoll beschrieben werden261ocn148406899book20060.37Gao Shi Mi SiPian zhi de tian cai : nu ren, ke xue jia, Ju li fu ren147ocn123765277book20050.28Goldsmith, BarbaraGeniusz i obsesja : wewnętrzny świat Marii CurieHistoryBiography132ocn063699227book20050.33Goldsmith, BarbaraGenio obsesivo : el mundo interior de Marie Curie72ocn028288355book19920.19Goldsmith, BarbaraFortuna Johnsonów72ocn870243961file20130.86Bergkamp, LucasThe EU Environmental Liability Directive : a commentarySimilar to the United States (US) Natural Resource Damage (NRD) program, defined under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA or ""Superfund"") and the Oil Pollution Act (OPA), the European Union's (EU) Environmental Liability Directive (ELD)imposes liability for, and requires remediation of, significant damage to natural habitats and species protected at Community and national levels, surface and ground waters covered by the Water FrameworkDirective, and land.The ELD was first published in 2004 and has since been transposed into the national laws of62ocn010940063book19800.19Goldsmith, BarbaraLa pequeña Gloria ... feliz al fin : la batalla por Gloria VanderbiltBiography52ocn059187024book20040.10Goldsmith, BarbaraObsessive genius : Marie Curie, a life in scienceHistoryBiography+-+521293247532452ocn015946468book19820.92Goldsmith, BarbaraLa famille royale d'Amérique : une dynastie de femmesHistoryBiography52ocn799228748book2006Goldsmith, BarbaraGenio ossessivo : il mondo interiore di Marie Curie32ocn431299784book20070.47Goldsmith, BarbaraMadame Curie : Saplantılı dehaHistoryBiography31ocn071199632book20060.47Goldsmith, BarbaraPian zhi de tian cai : nü ren, ke xue jia, Juli fu renBiography21ocn732906641book19980.10Goldsmith, BarbaraOther PowersFiction22ocn869470044com2011Goldsmith, BarbaraLITTLE GLORIAThis is a story of money, glamour, and scandal (on the highest level); a story of American society and of European royalty; a story of family strife exploding into one of the most dramatic and publicized court battles of the century'the battle for a solemn ten-year-old child, "little Gloria" Vanderbilt, who in 1934 was the object of the epic custody suit between her mother, the beautiful and penniless Vanderbilt widow, and her aunt, the famous Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, whose $78 million could buy her anything she wanted. And what she wanted was "little Gloria." The leading characters: Gloria Morgan, who was one of the fabled Morgan Twins (invented by society reporter "Cholly" Knickerbocker as the quintessential Cafe Society beauties) and who, as a shy, stammering eighteen-year-old, living on nothing a year, did what she was raised to do, becoming the wife of . . . Reggie Vanderbilt, at forty-three a worn-out alcoholic who had managed to go through almost $25 million in fourteen years and who died only two years after his marriage to Gloria, leaving his beautiful young widow nothing but their baby, their baby's untouchable trust fund, and the Vanderbilt name . . . Gloria Morgan's twin, Thelma, who, as Lady Furness, was for years the mistress of the Prince of Wales (until she introduced him to her "best friend" Wallis Simpson) . . . Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, Reginald's sister, a formidable Society woman, a sculptor and the founder of the Whitney Museum of American Art, a woman who conformed'on the surface'to everything expected of American royalty and yet lived a hidden second life as a passionate bohemian . . . And the child'little Gloria herself'shunted out of her mother's life, carted around Europe, depending for her existence on her neurotically overprotective nurse, Dodo, who never left her for a single day, and her mad Morgan grandmother, who insisted that her own daughter might murder the child for the Vanderbilt millions. Deserted, "dressed in rags," neglected, she became an almost mythic incarnation of "the poor little rich girl." This child, who was to grow up to become a world-famous fashion designer, her name'Gloria Vanderbilt'a household word. We come to understand and care about this child as we observe, close up, the astonishing lives and intrigues surrounding her. We see her at the age of ten brought to the courthouse, rushed through mobs of spectators, reporters, photographers. We follow a courtroom drama of sensation after sensation, the judge ultimately banning both public and press, the final scandalous testimony reaching to the heart of the English royal family. We listen to the parade of witnesses'servants, millionaires, society celebrities, aristocrats, family retainers. We watch the judge himself'a classic Tammany pol'becoming another of the many victims of the case, reviled on all sides. And finally we see little Gloria pushed to choose between her mother and her aunt, making the decision that will affect her whole life'with nobody ever asking her the basic question, "Why are you afraid'" For the first time, the thousands of pages of documents and sealed court testimony have been unearthed and explored. Hundreds of people have been interviewed. And a writer completely knowing about society and the period has used all this material to create a compelling narrative of vitality, resonance, and fascination. Combining her extraordinary abilities as an investigative reporter with the skills and sensitivity of a novelist, Barbara Goldsmith has given us a galvanizing story, a whole world of astonishing emotional and social circumstances, unforgettably revealed+-+9286058485+-+9286058485Fri Mar 21 15:53:16 EDT 2014batch18639