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America's Mistress: The Life and Times of Miss Eartha Kitt

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America's Mistress: The Life and Times of Miss Eartha Kitt - Williams, John L
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Strait-laced, pre-civil rights America wasn't ready for Eartha Kitt. Waiting for others to be ready was never her style. in America's Mistress John L. Williams captures the person behind the myth in this engaging biography but also race relations in Twentieth-century America. From humble roots on a South Carolina cotton plantation, the multilingual, possibly multi-racial chanteuse emerged seemingly from nowhere to seduce the nation and redefine cosmopolitan glamour. Blending intellect, self-awareness and unprecedented sex ...

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America's Mistress: The Life and Times of Miss Eartha Kitt 2014, Quercus Books

ISBN-13: 9781623658236

Hardcover