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 girls who've positioned the world's alpha men at the map.

From precedent days to the current, males have got lots of the sturdy ink. but status simply open air 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 awesome tales of 40 eye-catching adult females, 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, usually on the fee in their personal careers, reputations, and happiness. via reputation and its attendant ills—alcoholism, infidelity, psychological disorder, divorce, or even tried murder—these robust girls quietly propelled their males to the head and altered the process history.

Meet the untold 1/2 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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Indd 26 1/13/15 4:39 PM Behind Every Great Man || 27 be quite open to the opportunity. Post Bosie, Wilde’s two hit plays, The Importance of Being Earnest and An Ideal Husband, took on ironic overtones. Wilde felt he was a rope in a tug-­of-­war-­between his wife and lover, and it was the narcissistic Lord Douglas who proved victor. On one occasion, after spending nights in a hotel room (claiming he needed solitude to work) he returned home to spend time with his children and found an opportunity to pull the wool over Constance’s eyes.

She was also a patron of Dorothy’s restaurant, where women could dine and, more shockingly, smoke alone. Most evenings found the couple together, and when Wilde left on business to Scotland, he wrote, “I feel your fingers in my hair and your cheeks brushing mine. ” Wilde, who adored all experiences novel, added another to his life’s résumé, fatherhood, with the arrival of sons Cyril and Vyvyan. ” The Wildes dwelled in their Tite Street Eden until a snake, Lord Alfred Douglas, nicknamed Bosie, entered their garden.

They had placed their steaks on a grill when the breeze from the bay blew the burning embers and ignited a fire on the dry grass. Wilson used his jacket to quell the flames; though his clothes were destroyed, the Tiffany box remained intact. The couple would have waited until Wilson was financially stable before marriage, but with the advent of World War I and Wilson facing imminent departure with the army, they were wed in the Swedenborgian Church on January 24, 1918, followed by a reception on Clinton Street.

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