The Resource Diplomacy and diamonds : my wars from the ballroom to the battlefield, Joanne King Herring with Nancy Dorman-Hickson, (ebook)

Diplomacy and diamonds : my wars from the ballroom to the battlefield, Joanne King Herring with Nancy Dorman-Hickson, (ebook)

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Diplomacy and diamonds : my wars from the ballroom to the battlefield
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Diplomacy and diamonds
Title remainder
my wars from the ballroom to the battlefield
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Joanne King Herring with Nancy Dorman-Hickson
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eng
Summary
She's been dirt poor; she's been filthy rich. Rich was more fun. She married three times, divorced twice, found her true love, and lost him to cancer. At twenty-one, she was told she would soon die. She lived. Doctors said she'd never be able to have children. She had 'em. She's bargained with God, dictators, and Democrats. She's partied with princes, presidents, premiers, Barbara Walters, Anwar Sadat, Margaret Thatcher, Tom Hanks, and Francisco Franco... though not all at the same time. She captivated powerful men with her feminine charm, and then persuaded them toward unlikely political alliances through her formidable intelligence. She waltzed with Prince Philip in Buckingham Palace, dressed in men's clothes and smuggled herself in a barrel across the Pakistani border, threw a Roman-themed party so extravagant it was featured in Life magazine, and survived a Soviet gunship attack in the mountains of Afghanistan. Joanne Herring, the Houston socialite portrayed by Julia Roberts in the film Charlie Wilson's War, is far more colorful, funny, and likable than any screenwriter could have guessed. The former Texas television anchor is known for her improbable fight with the mujahideen against the former Soviet Union. But her full story-with all its God, guns, and Gucci glory-has never been told. Born in the man's world of Texas in a time when women had limited choices, Joanne Herring blazed a trail with allies as unlikely as Charlie Wilson, Pierre Cardin, and President Ronald Reagan... and in so doing forged new paths for women in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and America
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Midwest
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1929-
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King Herring, Joanne
Dewey number
305.5/24092
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Literary form
non fiction
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  • King Herring, Joanne
  • Celebrities
  • Political activists
  • Socialites
  • Electronic books
  • Houston (Tex.)
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adult
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Diplomacy and diamonds : my wars from the ballroom to the battlefield, Joanne King Herring with Nancy Dorman-Hickson, (ebook)
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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txt
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781609416683
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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MWT12219510
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remote
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12219510
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MWT12219510
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Diplomacy and diamonds : my wars from the ballroom to the battlefield, Joanne King Herring with Nancy Dorman-Hickson, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781609416683
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12219510
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12219510
System control number
MWT12219510
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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