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The Resource The personal librarian, Marie Benedict, Victoria Christopher Murray

The personal librarian, Marie Benedict, Victoria Christopher Murray

Label
The personal librarian
Title
The personal librarian
Statement of responsibility
Marie Benedict, Victoria Christopher Murray
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
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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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
TEFMT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Benedict, Marie
Dewey number
813/.6
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
PS3620.E75
LC item number
P47 2021ab
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Robin Miles
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Murray, Victoria Christopher
  • Miles, Robin
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Greene, Belle da Costa
  • Pierpont Morgan Library
  • African American women
  • Women librarians
  • Passing (Identity)
  • Racism
  • New York (N.Y.)
Target audience
adult
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
The personal librarian, Marie Benedict, Victoria Christopher Murray
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Title from web page
  • Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 inches
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 inches
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
10 audio discs (approximately 750 minutes)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780593501528
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other control number
9780593501528
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Publisher number
  • PRHA 11062
  • 60ebea
  • 40ebea
Recording technique
stamping
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)on1252785142
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The personal librarian, Marie Benedict, Victoria Christopher Murray
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Title from web page
  • Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 inches
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 inches
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
10 audio discs (approximately 750 minutes)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780593501528
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other control number
9780593501528
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Publisher number
  • PRHA 11062
  • 60ebea
  • 40ebea
Recording technique
stamping
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)on1252785142
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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