Behind Every Great Man: The Forgotten Women Behind the by Marlene Wagman-Geller

By Marlene Wagman-Geller

Who stated males get to monopolize the glory?

Discover the little recognized ladies who've positioned the world's alpha men at the map.

From precedent days to the current, males have got lots of the solid ink. but status simply outdoor the highlight are the extreme, and ignored, better halves and partners who're simply as instrumental in shaping the destinies in their famous—and infamous—men.

This witty, illuminating e-book finds the notable tales of 40 eye-catching women, from Constance Lloyd (Mrs. Oscar Wilde) to Carolyn Adams (Mrs. Jerry Garcia), who've stood at the back of their mythical companions and helped to humanize them, frequently on the expense in their personal careers, reputations, and happiness. via repute and its attendant ills—alcoholism, infidelity, psychological ailment, divorce, or even tried murder—these strong girls quietly propelled their males to the pinnacle and altered the process history.

Meet the untold half background, including:
•Alma Reville (Mrs. Alfred Hitchcock)
•Elena Diakonova (Mrs. Salvador Dali)
•Winifred Madikizela (Mrs. Nelson Mandela)
•Ann Charteris (Mrs. Ian Fleming, a.k.a. Mrs. James Bond)
•Ruth Alpern (Mrs. Bernie Maddoff)
•And 35 extra!

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He wrote to his friend Ross, “It was very tragic seeing her name carved on a tomb—­her surname, my name, not mentioned. I had a sense of the uselessness of all regrets. ” In 1963, her family added an addendum to her tombstone: wife of Oscar Wilde. After life with her flamboyant and tortured genius, Constance deserves to recline and remember the time before Wilde wore his variation of Hester’s scarlet letter. indd 30 1/13/15 4:39 PM CHAPTER FOUR BA Mrs. ” The lone image was of a follicle-­challenged, emaciated man wearing a loincloth and oversized spectacles.

During the brief time permitted, he poured out his grief to his wife for the pain of losing his mother and his hatred of his Dorian Gray (Bosie), whom he swore he would kill if he saw again. He related how someone had spat in his face and how, each day at the same hour, he wept, remembering the indignity. ” After the visit, Constance poured out her own grief in a letter to her friend: “He is very repentant and minds most of all what he has brought on myself and the boys. ” When Wilde, broken in body and spirit from his incarceration, was released, Constance informed him she would provide an annual stipend from her trust fund and invited her prodigal husband to rejoin his family in Genoa.

Indd 35 1/13/15 4:39 PM 36 || Marlene Wagman-Geller the king of England. In 1931, he arrived with his entourage: a goat to provide milk and a collapsible spinning wheel. ” The conference bore no fruit, and shortly after his return to India, he was arrested on order of the country that had erstwhile served as his host. In retaliation, Gandhi embarked on a lengthy fast. His people now viewed him not just as Bapu, but as a dhoti-­clad demigod. He was the Indian Moses; his life’s mission was for the British to let his people go.

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