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  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Macmillan Hardback Omes (May 23, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0230768903
  • ISBN-13: 978-0230768901
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 1.5 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,226,854 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A fun and interesting read.
Quiche Moraine
Cooper and Cunard I had never heard of before this book and was surprised at how all these women's stories tell the story of the future of us all.
Kim
These women lead amazing lives and were very courageous and unique.
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27 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Jill Meyer TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on January 15, 2014
Format: Hardcover
Does artistic "genius" in a person evolve from some sort of emotional unbalance? How often do we find those who are acclaimed "geniuses" in artistic matters quite unable to function within the limits placed on them by polite society? Would a Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald or a Tullulah Bankhead - among others - be seen today as anything less than "high maintenance" personalities? In her new book, "Flappers", British author Judith Mackrell takes an engaging at six such women, all who came of age in the 1920's, and writes how that one decade influenced them and how they, in turn, influenced the decade.

Mackrell six subjects are British aristocrats Lady Diana Manners and Nancy Cunard, Russian/Polish painter Tamara de Lempicka, and three Americans; Josephine Baker, Zelda Fitzgerald, and Tullulah Bankhead. She traces their lives and loves prior to the 1920's, but really examines how each, in her own way and through her own artistic instincts, made Paris and London the centers of the new artistic world, with New York close behind.

London's West End was the scene of the American Tallulah Bankhead's earliest theatrical triumph, while British actress Nancy Cunard gained fame on Broadway in New York City.

However, Paris, in 1920, was already being seen as the main new capital of art. Many Americans and Britons had moved there to take advantage of the good financial exchange rate and to steep themselves in the literary and artistic works being produced. American black soldiers from the Great War had stayed in Paris; the racial discrimination faced in France was much less compared to that back home. The European Jazz scene was centered in Paris; those ex-patriot soldiers were a defining influence on the music played.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Bruce Miller on April 27, 2014
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I loved it ! It was entertaining without being too academic and well researched with all of the footnotes and comments where appropriate. The book was an in depth look at 6 important woman of the post war, 1920's period. It was especially noteworthy that the Epilogue at the end of the book completed their life story. I don't think anyone could have predicted the endings to each of their lives, especially Zelda Fitzgerald ! This was a book that I honestly couldn't put down as it was totally fascinating. I loved the spicyness of their personal stories as their relationships and love lives were examined in detail (especially Tamara). It was a wild time and the luminaries whose personal stories were depicted were truly amazing. I would enjoy reading more about Duff Cooper as he was a story in itself. His relationship with Diane Cooper certainly begged for a follow up biography of his interesting life and career. Very glad that I purchased and read this amazing book ! Fabulous !
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Angel Fire on March 17, 2014
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Absolutely loved this book. Granted, the author couldn't go into full blown biographies when she's writing about six different women. But she gives enough info that, if you're so inclined, you can read their individual biographies somewhere else. I love the 20's and Ms. Mackrell captures what it was like for women in an era that allowed them to break free from the constraints of both the Victorian and Edwardian age.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Imogenekatz on March 3, 2014
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Detailed composite provided plenty of information on each subject and didn't drag. Good job with bringing each personality to the fore, so that the reader became a close observer in the same room. Between the historical backdrop of London, Paris and the U.S. of the 20s and 30s and the family and professional circumstances surrounding each woman, this was a well-rounded and highly informative read.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By gina selent on February 8, 2014
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Excellent and compelling insight into the lives and trials of these very flawed yet fascinating women! Embrace your inner flapper.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Sue on February 5, 2014
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I enjoyed reading about the dramatically different upbringing of the six women. Their success and failures. I would have liked a little more information
of the 1920's era. The book portrays them all as victims of their own doing.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By P. Wright on March 16, 2014
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I'm savoring this book! Without role models or any guidelines on how to do it...these women lived their lives by their own terms! I'd heard of threel of them but the other three are delightful discoveries. If you're interested in history or women's studies....or if you like people with courage...this book will please you.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By K. Mark Hilliard on March 17, 2014
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Well written and exciting to read. It is one of those books that takes you back to the time period and sets you down at the table with Zelda and the others.
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