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The Resource Ray & Joan : the man who made the McDonald's fortune and the woman who gave it all away, Lisa Napoli

Ray & Joan : the man who made the McDonald's fortune and the woman who gave it all away, Lisa Napoli

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Ray & Joan : the man who made the McDonald's fortune and the woman who gave it all away
Title
Ray & Joan
Title remainder
the man who made the McDonald's fortune and the woman who gave it all away
Statement of responsibility
Lisa Napoli
Title variation
  • Ray and Joan
  • Man who made the McDonald's fortune and the woman who gave it all away
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A quintessentially American tale of corporate intrigue and private passion: a struggling Mad Men-era salesman with a vision for a fast-food franchise that would become one of the world's most enduring brands, and a beautiful woman willing to risk her marriage and her reputation to promote controversial causes that touched her deeply. Ray Kroc was peddling franchises around the country for a fledgling hamburger stand in the 1950s--McDonald's, it was called--when he entered a St. Paul supper club and encountered a beautiful young piano player who would change his life forever. The attraction between Ray and Joan was instantaneous and instantly problematic. Yet even the fact that both were married to other people couldn't derail their roller coaster of a romance. To the outside world, Ray and Joan were happy, enormously rich, and giving. But privately, Joan was growing troubled over Ray's temper and dark secret, something she was reluctant to publicly reveal. Those close to them compared their relationship to that of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. And yet, this volatility paved the way for Joan's transformation into one of the greatest philanthropists of our time. A force in the peace movement, she produced activist films, books, and music and ultimately gave away billions of dollars, including landmark gifts to the Salvation Army and NPR. Together, the two stories form a compelling portrait of the twentieth century: a story of big business, big love, and big giving.--Dust jacket
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1963-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Napoli, Lisa
Dewey number
  • 361.7/4092273
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV541
LC item number
.N33 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kroc, Joan B
  • Kroc, Ray
  • McDonald's Corporation
  • Women philanthropists
  • Women
  • Businesspeople
  • Restaurateurs
  • Women and peace
  • Antinuclear movement
  • San Diego (Calif.)
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Ray & Joan : the man who made the McDonald's fortune and the woman who gave it all away, Lisa Napoli
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (287-353)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Jewels -- Land of crazed speculation -- Blond beauty -- First fruits -- Wretched city -- The J and R Double Arch Ranch -- The JoniRay -- The secret everyone knows -- 1984: Two widows -- "Dear world, I really love you" -- Impromptu -- St. Joan -- Appendix: Where did the fast food fortune go?
Control code
ocn951742409
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
353 pages
Isbn
9781101984956
Lccn
2016023340
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)951742409
Label
Ray & Joan : the man who made the McDonald's fortune and the woman who gave it all away, Lisa Napoli
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (287-353)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Jewels -- Land of crazed speculation -- Blond beauty -- First fruits -- Wretched city -- The J and R Double Arch Ranch -- The JoniRay -- The secret everyone knows -- 1984: Two widows -- "Dear world, I really love you" -- Impromptu -- St. Joan -- Appendix: Where did the fast food fortune go?
Control code
ocn951742409
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
353 pages
Isbn
9781101984956
Lccn
2016023340
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)951742409

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