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The Resource The beneficiary : fortune, misfortune, and the story of my father, Janny Scott

The beneficiary : fortune, misfortune, and the story of my father, Janny Scott

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The beneficiary : fortune, misfortune, and the story of my father
Title
The beneficiary
Title remainder
fortune, misfortune, and the story of my father
Statement of responsibility
Janny Scott
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Journalist Janny Scott describes the world that shaped her father, Robert Montgomery Scott (whose mother, Helen Hope Scott, was said to have inspired Katherine Hepburn's character in the play and the film The Philadelphia Story), and provides a look at the weight of inheritance, the tenacity of addiction, and the power of buried secrets"--
  • Land, houses, and money tumbled from one generation to the next on the eight-hundred-acre estate built by Scott's investment banker great-grandfather on Philadelphia's Main Line. Some beneficiaries flourished, like Scott's grandmother, Helen Hope Scott, a socialite and celebrated horsewoman. For others, such as Helen's son, Robert Montgomery Scott, the impact was more complex. In struggling to understand her father's puzzling end, Scott provides an incisive look at the weight of inheritance, the tenacity of addiction, and the power of buried secrets. -- adapted from jacket
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Writing style
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2019
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
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10765957
Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
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Scott, Janny
Dewey number
  • 974.8/11043092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • genealogical tables
Index
no index present
LC call number
F158.54.S36
LC item number
S36 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Scott, Robert Montgomery
  • Scott, Janny
  • Art museum directors
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)
  • Art museum directors
  • Families
  • Pennsylvania
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fortune, misfortune, and the story of my father
Label
The beneficiary : fortune, misfortune, and the story of my father, Janny Scott
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-278)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1048443699
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
278 pages
Isbn
9781594634192
Lccn
2018029516
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, genealogical table
System control number
(OCoLC)1048443699
Label
The beneficiary : fortune, misfortune, and the story of my father, Janny Scott
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-278)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1048443699
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
278 pages
Isbn
9781594634192
Lccn
2018029516
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, genealogical table
System control number
(OCoLC)1048443699

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