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Reflected Glory: The Life of Pamela Churchill Harriman

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A biography of Pamela Churchill Harriman based on over 800 interviews and archival research, charting her life from marriage to Churchill's son, Randolph, through two further marriages to her eventual appointment as US Ambassador to France.
Paperback, 576 pages
Published July 8th 1997 by Simon & Schuster (first published 1996)
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Jennifer
Nov 21, 2008 Jennifer rated it really liked it
Pamela Harriman was a tramp. This book was well written, very well researched and very unbiased. After reading this, I have no respect for Mrs Harriman who seemed to get places by laying on her back. Incredible story and well done by the author
Sharon
Dec 10, 2008 Sharon rated it liked it
Yes, I will read just about any autobiography. I gues I thought I would like her more. Not a feminist. . .
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Mar 25, 2009 Lobstergirl rated it really liked it
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A very well written, interesting biography of a supremely slutty and ambitious woman.
Pam
Aug 24, 2014 Pam rated it liked it
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I can confirm Pamela Harriman slept her way to the top. It seemed that way in Citizens of London: The Americans who Stood with Britain in its Darkest, Finest Hour (one of my favorite non fiction books in the past few years), and indeed it is true.
Nancy L.
Aug 16, 2010 Nancy L. rated it it was ok
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I didn't expect to become her number #1, but after about 150 pages, I was actively disliking Pamela Digby Churchill Hayward Harriman. Just her swanning around in London during WWII with her black-market food and goods while she's Churchill's daughter-in-law was appalling.
Briana
Dec 31, 2013 Briana rated it really liked it
An appalling person, but I guess there isn't much point in sleeping your way to the middle.
Sarah
Jun 24, 2014 Sarah rated it really liked it
As I read Citizens of London, (which is one of the best books I have read in the last 5 years…) I was intrigued by many of the characters, Churchill, Eisenhower, Edward R Murrow, but none more so than Churchill’s daughter-in-law, Pamela Churchill, better known as Pamela Harriman. Often referred to as the last great courtesan, she was a magnet for men of wealth and power. Pamela did get around.
Sally Bedell Smith wrote a comprehensive and detailed biography, published shortly before Harriman’s dea
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Gail
Aug 06, 2015 Gail rated it really liked it
This was an incredible juicy read. Don't underestimate this book. It give you a great understanding of Pamela, and how power is aphrodisiac that hasn't changed since the beginning of time. A great read.
Kathryn Pokarier
Jan 14, 2016 Kathryn Pokarier rated it really liked it
A great read and captures the epoch of the second and post World War . She was an entirely self mad woman reflected through the men she married/lived with
Tatyana
Jun 05, 2014 Tatyana rated it it was amazing
Well written and documented... Interesting choice of character... The author respects the reader enough to allow you to make your own opinion... I guess, Pamela thought of her life, as pretty successful. Not my understanding of success.
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