American Rose

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Random House | Dec 28, 2010 | ISBN 9780679604563

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    Random House Trade Paperbacks | Mar 13, 2012 | 448 Pages | 5-3/16 x 8 | ISBN 9780812978513

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    Random House | Dec 28, 2010 | ISBN 9780679604563

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    Random House Audio | Dec 28, 2010 | 720 Minutes | ISBN 9780307877109


“Richly atmospheric . . . an immersive, almost novelistic portrait.”—USA Today
American Rose is a fitting tribute to an amazing woman, telling her story beautifully while revealing as much about post-Depression America as it does about celebrity life. It’s cultural history at its best.”—Rebecca Skloot, New York Times bestselling author of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

“Abbott creates a brainy striptease similar to the one her subject may have performed.”—Newsday
“With staggeringly in-depth research . . . Abbott composes a story wrought with personal drama and insight into a dark era in American history. . . . The story is as beguiling as it is timeless.”—Elle
“At its core, American Rose is a haunting portrait of a woman . . . offering her audiences a sassy, confident self while making sure they would never know the damaged soul who created her.”—Los Angeles Times
“Sad, smart, brassy . . . the true story of the Queen of Burlesque is even weirder and wilder than the legend.”—Salon

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