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The Bettencourt affair : the world's richest woman and the scandal that rocked Paris

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"Was the world's wealthiest woman--Liliane Bettencourt--heir to an estimated thirty-six-billion-dollar L'Oreal fortune, the victim of a con man? Or were her own family the real villains? This riveting narrative tells the real-life, shocking story behind the cause celebre that has captivated both France and the world. Liliane Bettencourt is the world's richest woman and the eleventh wealthiest person on the planet, as of 2016. But at ninety-four, she's embroiled in an incredible controversy that has dominated the headlines and ensnared a former president of France in the controversy. Why? [It is] thanks to an artist and photographer named Francois-Marie Banier, who was given hundreds of millions of dollars by Liliane. Liliane's daughter, Francoise, considers Banier a con man and filed a lawsuit against him, but Banier has a far different story to tell. It's all become Europe's biggest scandal in years, uncovering a shadowy corporate history, buried World War II secrets, illicit political payoffs, and much more. Written by Tom Sancton, a Vanity Fair contributor and former Time correspondent currently living in France, The Bettencourt Affair is part courtroom drama; part upstairs-downstairs tale; part business narrative of a glamorous global company with past Nazi connections; and part character-driven story of a complex, fascinating family and the intruder who nearly tore it apart"--Provided by publisher.

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Avon Free Library 921 BET (Text)
Adult Nonfiction
52113300454087
Checked out
12/30/2017
Livonia Public Library 338.76 SAN (Text)
Adult Nonfiction
52140300512739
Available
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Stevens Memorial Community Library - Attica BIOG BETTENCOURT (Text)
Biography
52149100557281
Checked out
01/05/2018
Victor Farmington Library 338.7 SAN (Text)
Adult New Materials
52128300805542
Checked out
12/09/2017
Wood Library Association - Canandaigua B BETTENCOURT (Text)
Adult New Materials
31846002758505
Checked out
12/26/2017

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