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Author Scott, Janny, author.

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

Publication Info. New York : Riverhead Books, 2019.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Casa Verdugo Library Non-Fiction    92 Scott,R SCO    Available
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    92 Scott,R SCO    Available
Description 278 pages : illustrations, genealogical table ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-278).
Summary 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
Subject Scott, Robert Montgomery, 1929-2005.
Scott, Janny -- Family.
Art museum directors -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Biography.
Philadelphia (Pa.) -- Biography.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
Other Form: Online version: Scott, Janny, author. Beneficiary New York : Riverhead Books, 2019 9780698195752 (DLC) 2018052501
ISBN 9781594634192 hardcover
159463419X hardcover

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