The Bettencourt affair : the world's richest woman and the scandal that rocked Paris / Tom Sancton.

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    • Abstract:
      Scope and content: "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.
    • Notes:
      Includes bibliographical references (pages 339-396).
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    • ISBN:
      9781101984475
      1101984473
    • Accession Number:
      2016058788
    • Accession Number:
      962353377
    • Accession Number:
      ccp.1017175
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    • ABNT:
      SANCTON, T. The Bettencourt affair : the world’s richest woman and the scandal that rocked Paris. [s.l.] : Dutton, 2017. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 16 jun. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Sancton T. The Bettencourt Affair : The World’s Richest Woman and the Scandal That Rocked Paris. Dutton; 2017. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05846a&AN=ccp.1017175. Accessed June 16, 2019.
    • APA:
      Sancton, T. (2017). The Bettencourt affair : the world’s richest woman and the scandal that rocked Paris. Dutton. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05846a&AN=ccp.1017175
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Sancton, Thomas. 2017. The Bettencourt Affair : The World’s Richest Woman and the Scandal That Rocked Paris. Dutton. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05846a&AN=ccp.1017175.
    • Harvard:
      Sancton, T. (2017) The Bettencourt affair : the world’s richest woman and the scandal that rocked Paris. Dutton. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05846a&AN=ccp.1017175 (Accessed: 16 June 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Sancton, T 2017, The Bettencourt affair : the world’s richest woman and the scandal that rocked Paris, Dutton, viewed 16 June 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Sancton, Thomas. The Bettencourt Affair : The World’s Richest Woman and the Scandal That Rocked Paris. Dutton, 2017. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05846a&AN=ccp.1017175.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Sancton, Thomas. The Bettencourt Affair : The World’s Richest Woman and the Scandal That Rocked Paris. Dutton, 2017. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05846a&AN=ccp.1017175.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Sancton T. The Bettencourt affair : the world’s richest woman and the scandal that rocked Paris [Internet]. Dutton; 2017 [cited 2019 Jun 16]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05846a&AN=ccp.1017175