Palm Beach Babylon

Palm Beach Babylon

Sins, Scams, and Scandals

Book - 1992
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A look at Palm Beach's scandals discusses such things as the battle between Donald and Ivana, the insatiable sexual appetites of the Kennedy brothers, the bizarre death of a suspect in the JFK assassination, and others.

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Welcome to Palm Beach, Florida, the stunning tropical paradise where Sodom meets Gomorrah. This is where America's rich and famous flock to play, engage in adultery, enjoy drugs, give opulent balls, make illicit deals, routinely break the law, and occasionally commit murder.
Thrust into the global spotlight last year during the sensational William Kennedy Smith rape trial, idyllic Palm Beach is filled with scandals that first emerged a century ago when the resort was founded.
Only twelve miles long, Palm Beach has become America's Riviera. With grand Arabian Nights mansions and lavish champagne and caviar parties for hundreds of guests, the island turned into the playground for the country's most influential industrialists and financiers, aristocrats and diplomats, politicians and inventors.
In this always entertaining book, you will meet some fascinating characters and read their stories: the insatiable sexual appetites of Jack, Bobby and Teddy Kennedy and patriarch Joe; a wild and wacky battle between Donald and Ivana Trump; the offbeat tale of the man behind Lee Harvey Oswald; the night Leona was stabbed. Did Harry do it?; a battle between two famous generals, Pershing and MacArthur, for the hand of a socialite's daughter; the woman who danced with fire, Isadora Duncan, and her lover, Paris Singer; what really happened that night between William Kennedy Smith and Patricia Bowman, and much more...
The shenanigans all began nearly one hundred years ago when industrialist Henry Flagler set the tone by bribing officials, keeping mistresses, and destroying the homes of the poor black men and women who had helped him build his dream island. Through this vivid history, the reader will also learn about the evolving mores and customs of America's wealthy and elite.

& Taylor

Looks at Palm Beach's scandals, including the battle between Donald and Ivana, the insatiable sexual appetities of the Kennedy brothers, and the bizarre death of a suspect in the JFK assassination

Publisher: New York : Birch Lane Press, [1992]
Copyright Date: ©1992
ISBN: 9781559721417
Branch Call Number: 975.932 WEISS
Characteristics: ix, 401 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Hoffmann, Bill
Alternative Title: Sins, scams, and scandals


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