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The Resource The personal librarian, Marie Benedict, Victoria Christopher Murray, (electronic resource :)

The personal librarian, Marie Benedict, Victoria Christopher Murray, (electronic resource :)

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The personal librarian
Title
The personal librarian
Statement of responsibility
Marie Benedict, Victoria Christopher Murray
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Language
eng
Summary
  • The remarkable story of J. P. Morgan's personal librarian, Belle da Costa Greene, the Black American woman who was forced to hide her true identity and pass as white to leave a lasting legacy that enriched the nation
  • "The remarkable, little-known story of Belle da Costa Greene, J. P. Morgan's personal librarian--who became one of the most powerful women in New York despite the dangerous secret she kept in order to make her dreams come true, from New York Times bestselling author Marie Benedict and acclaimed author Victoria Christopher Murray. In her twenties, Belle da Costa Greene is hired by J. Pierpont Morgan to curate a collection of rare manuscripts, books, and artwork for his newly built Morgan Library. Belle becomes a fixture on the New York society scene and one of the most powerful people in the art and book world, known for her impeccable taste and shrewd negotiating for critical works as she helps build a world-class collection. But Belle has a secret, one she must protect at all costs. She was born not Belle da Costa Greene but Belle Marion Greener. She is the daughter of Richard Greener, the first Black graduate of Harvard and well-known advocate for equality. Belle's complexion isn't dark because of her alleged Portuguese heritage that lets her pass as white--her complexion is dark because she is African American. The Personal Librarian tells the story of an extraordinary woman, famous for her intellect, style, and wit, and shares the lengths she must go--for the protection of her family and her legacy--to preserve her carefully crafted white identity in the racist world in which she lives."--
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Benedict, Marie
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fiction
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Read by Robin Miles
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Murray, Victoria Christopher
  • Miles, Robin
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  • Greene, Belle da Costa
  • Pierpont Morgan Library
  • African American women
  • Women librarians
  • Passing (Identity)
  • Racism
  • New York (N.Y.)
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The personal librarian, Marie Benedict, Victoria Christopher Murray, (electronic resource :)
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Audio book
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digital storage
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stereophonic
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spoken word
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  • spw
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rdacontent
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Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource(1 sound file (12hr.,23min.,11sec.))
Form of item
online
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not applicable
Isbn
9780593409718
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5osowg9
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Electronic reproduction.
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sound
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digital recording
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  • remote
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(MnSpTMCL)5osowg9
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  • Format: MP3
  • Requires: cloudLibrary (file size: 340.2 MB)
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Label
The personal librarian, Marie Benedict, Victoria Christopher Murray, (electronic resource :)
Link
Publication
Note
Audio book
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource(1 sound file (12hr.,23min.,11sec.))
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780593409718
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
5osowg9
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
System control number
(MnSpTMCL)5osowg9
System details
  • Format: MP3
  • Requires: cloudLibrary (file size: 340.2 MB)
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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