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Fire and Ice : The Story of Charles Revson, the Man Who Built theRevlon Empire Hardcover – August, 1976

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 282 pages
  • Publisher: William Morrow & Co; 1 edition (August 1976)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0688030238
  • ISBN-13: 978-0688030230
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.3 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #638,505 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By EstherBunny on November 17, 2012
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I read this book in the 1980's. Loaned it out and thought I would
never see it again. Thank you Amazon! Mad Men ain't got nothing
on Chucky!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Azamie on April 2, 2015
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I had read bits and pieces of this book, and wanted to read the whole story. I couldn't put it down! Andrew Tobias goes way behind the scenes to capture the man who was Revlon; the biggest and most flamboyantly-run cosmetics empire...before Estee Lauder , there was Charles Revson and Revlon. He was loathed, feared, repudiated and sometimes admired---the stories in this book are almost surreal in content. It is a lesson in history and how things used to be; before all of the politically-correct manure that passes for advertising in today's world. I strongly recommend this book; characters like Charles Revson do not exist anymore; they are, though, part of the American folklore and what Madison Avenue and the really big corporations used to be. It's How to Succeed in Business by Really Trying!
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Format: Mass Market Paperback
The book is wonderful. I now see the drawbacks of being used. (Reason for 3 stars), the book was a little worn but it's an old book, right, but it didn't have the cover so when I received it it was a let down. I thought I would be ok without the cover, the seller disclosed >no cover. I wasn't. That is just me.
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