ABBY ALDRICH ROCKEFELLER by Mary Ellen Chase

ABBY ALDRICH ROCKEFELLER

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A personal portrait of the wife of John D. Rockefeller, Jr., gay, unpredictable, animated Abby Rockefeller, this permits the intrusion of no frailty, subdues the background of Legendary wealth with New England severity, and is almost suspect in its perfection. At any rate, she is shown as a young girl; in her later courtship by John D. -- serious, shy and very deliberate; as the mother of six children- and a very nice mother she was; as a hostess and a participant in public affairs; as an enthusiast for modern art- she helped to found New York's Museum of Modern Art; and as a person of many interest and liberal impulses which never disturbed the serenity of her marriage. Mary Ellen Chase's name will extend the interest here.

Pub Date: Sept. 19th, 1950
Publisher: Macmillan