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              The Barbizon: The New York Hotel That Set Women Free

              The Barbizon: The New York Hotel That Set Women Free (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Bren, Paulina

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              A glamorous social history of the women-only New York hotel that changed the world.

              ISBN 9781529393033
              Released NZ 30 Mar 2021
              Publisher John Murray Press
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              The Barbizon: The New York Hotel That Set Women Free

              The Barbizon: The New York Hotel That Set Women Free (Hardback)

              By Bren, Paulina

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              A glamorous social history of the women-only New York hotel that changed the world.

              ISBN 9781529393026
              Released NZ 25 May 2021
              Publisher John Murray Press
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              Communism Unwrapped: Consumption in Cold War Eastern Europe
               

              Communism Unwrapped: Consumption in Cold War Eastern Europe (Paperback)

              Edited by Bren, Paulina; Neuburger, Mary

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              Communism Unwrapped reveals the complex world of consumption in Cold War Eastern Europe, exploring the ways people shopped, ate, drank, smoked, cooked, acquired, assessed and exchanged goods.

              ISBN 9780199827671
              Released NZ 27 Sep 2012
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Communism Unwrapped: Consumption in Cold War Eastern Europe
               

              Communism Unwrapped: Consumption in Cold War Eastern Europe (Hardback)

              Edited by Bren, Paulina; Neuburger, Mary

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              Communism Unwrapped reveals the complex world of consumption in Cold War Eastern Europe, exploring the ways people shopped, ate, drank, smoked, cooked, acquired, assessed and exchanged goods.

              ISBN 9780199827657
              Released NZ 27 Sep 2012
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              The Greengrocer and His TV: The Culture of Communism after the 1968 Prague Spring
               

              The Greengrocer and His TV: The Culture of Communism after the 1968 Prague Spring (Hardback)

              By Bren, Paulina

              • RRP: $197.00
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              The 1968 Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia brought an end to the Prague Spring and its promise of socialism with a human face. Before the invasion, Czech reformers had made unexpected use of television to advance political and social change. In its...

              ISBN 9780801447679
              Released NZ 15 Feb 2010
              Publisher Cornell University Press
              Interest Age 18+ years
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              The Barbizon: The Hotel That Set Women Free
                 

              The Barbizon: The Hotel That Set Women Free (Library Binding, Large type / large print edition)

              By Bren, Paulina

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              From award-winning author Paulina Bren comes the first history of New York's most famous residential hotel--The Barbizon--and the remarkable women who lived there. WELCOME TO NEW YORK'S LEGENDARY HOTEL FOR WOMEN Liberated from home and hearth by World War I, politically enfranchi...sed and ready to work, women arrived to take their place in the dazzling new skyscrapers of Manhattan. But they did not want to stay in uncomfortable boarding houses. They wanted what men already had--exclusive residential hotels with daily maid service, cultural programs, workout rooms, and private dining. Built in 1927 at the height of the Roaring Twenties, the Barbizon Hotel was intended as a safe haven for the Modern Woman seeking a career in the arts. It became the place to stay for any ambitious young woman hoping for fame and fortune. Sylvia Plath fictionalized her time there in The Bell Jar, and, over the years, its almost 700 tiny rooms with matching floral curtains and bedspreads housed Titanic survivor Molly Brown; actresses Grace Kelly, Liza Minnelli, Ali MacGraw, Jaclyn Smith, Phylicia Rashad, and Cybill Shepherd; writers Joan Didion, Diane Johnson, Gael Greene, and Meg Wolitzer; and many more. Mademoiselle magazine boarded its summer interns there, as did Katharine Gibbs Secretarial School its students and the Ford Modeling Agency its young models. Before the hotel's residents were household names, they were young women arriving at the Barbizon with a suitcase and a dream. Not everyone who passed through the Barbizon's doors was destined for success--for some it was a story of dashed hopes--but until 1981, when men were finally let in, the Barbizon offered its residents a room of their own and a life without family obligations or expectations. It gave women a chance to remake themselves however they pleased; it was the hotel that set them free. No place had existed like it before or has since. Beautifully written and impeccably researched, The Barbizon weaves together a tale th
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              ISBN 9781432886417
              Released NZ 7 Apr 2021
              Publisher Thorndike Press Large Print
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              The Greengrocer and His TV: The Culture of Communism after the 1968 Prague Spring
               

              The Greengrocer and His TV: The Culture of Communism after the 1968 Prague Spring (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Bren, Paulina

              • RRP: $59.99
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              The 1968 Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia brought an end to the Prague Spring and its promise of socialism with a human face. Before the invasion, Czech reformers had made unexpected use of television to advance political and social change. In its...

              ISBN 9780801476426
              Released NZ 15 Jul 2010
              Publisher Cornell University Press
              Interest Age 18+ years
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              The Barbizon: The Hotel That Set Women Free
                

              The Barbizon: The Hotel That Set Women Free (Audio CD / Audio)

              Read by Arndt, Andi; By Bren, Paulina

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              Award-winning author Paulina Bren tells the story of New York's most glamorous women-only hotel, and the women, both famous and ordinary, who passed through its doors.

              ISBN 9781797119946
              Released NZ 2 Mar 2021
              Publisher Simon & Schuster Audio
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