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Onassis: An Extravagant Life [Kindle Edition]

Frank Brady
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“Onassis, as he emerges from these pages, is superb…Onassis was a phenomenon in our time, combining money, power, intelligence, a zest for humanity, and, I suspect, a deep-seated humanity…Onassis was, above all, a man…Brady provides many insights into the attitudes of the man.”
The New York Times Book Review

“Onassis was a hard-driving ambitious man who went after whatever he wanted and usually succeeded…He was a shrewd businessman who knew how to charm people, how to entertain them, how to sweep them off their feet and into his corner…Brady is to be commended for coming up with such a probing study.”
West Coast Review of Books

“A life that so excels most fiction…For Onassis’s lifestyle, Brady’s is the better source.”
The Washington Post

"For the people yearning to read about the feud with shipping magnate Stavros Niarchos, the affair with diva Maria Callas, the marriage to Jackie Kennedy, the friendship with Winston Churchill, and the quarrel with Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier."
Publishers Weekly

"Glamorous ... more like a novel than a biography ... illuminates the paradoxes in Onassis' life."
Newsday

"A fast-moving biography of a robust, colorful life ... detailing the Greek's penchant for beautiful women ... An unblinking appraisal of a power-wielder and his vulnerabilities."
Booklist

"Brady concentrates on the women in Onassis' life, from the extraordinary Ingebord Dedichen who served as Onassis' early mentor ... to Jacqueline Kennedy."
The New York Times

"Laughing and conniving and handing out diamond necklaces, the man had something life-giving ..."
Chicago Daily News

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 388 KB
  • Print Length: 246 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0989913732
  • Publisher: NY Creative Publishing (4 Sep 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00EZWT13G
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #124,287 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good book and well written 8 Dec 2013
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Really good book very interesting and worth reading. Takes you from his birth right up to his death but very interesting.
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4.0 out of 5 stars interesting 9 April 2014
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worth the read on a complex personality I found it very interesting,carries you on a journey,of luxe and wealth,a true escaPE
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5.0 out of 5 stars A GREAT READ 15 Jan 2014
By Pattijo - Published on Amazon.com
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i FOUND THE SUBJECT MATTER TO BE A VERY INTERESTING FELLOW. i LEARNED ALOT ABOUT HIS EARLY STRUGGLES AND HOW HE TAUGHT HIMSELF MOST EVERYTHING. i ALWAYS ENJOY STORIES WHERE THE ODDS ARE AGAINST YOU AND DESPITE THE OBSTICLES THAT ARE IN HIS WAY, hE OVERCOMES THEM.
iT WAS VERY INTERESTING AND i LEARNED A BIT ABOUT THE EUROPEAN CITIZENS COMING TO TERMS IN REGARD OR IN SPITE OF THE WARS GOING ON.
a GOOD READ.
5.0 out of 5 stars Brillant and tragic 30 Jun 2014
By Linda Baker - Published on Amazon.com
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I loved the book. Well written and so interesting. Even though I knew what I thought was a lot about him. I was really amazed at his early life and struggles he and his family faced against the Turks. He really was a very forward thinking man and of course very wiley and conniving in business. He was a very complex man with many sides to him.
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting bio 30 Jun 2014
By Gennifer Lamp - Published on Amazon.com
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An interesting story about an interesting man who was driven to be a success.
5.0 out of 5 stars nice read. 30 Jun 2014
By mariastoppa - Published on Amazon.com
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Interesting, nice read.
5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting Read 29 Jan 2014
By Franke - Published on Amazon.com
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Well written from Onassis early childhood in Smyrna to all his business dealings with people and governments
all over the world,
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