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Description - My Three Fathers by Bill Patten

Bill Patten grew up in the heart of privileged society to American parents-a debutante mother, a diplomatic father-stationed in Europe. Weekends away from his English boarding school were often spent at the regal country estates of important policy makers and historical figures of the mid-twentieth century. When Bill was twelve years old, his father, William Patten, died, and his mother remarried the renowned columnist Joe Alsop. Patten was swept into Washington during the Kennedy years, where he bore witness to his stepfathers legendary power-brokering, and watched a very different father figure at work. In 1996, when he was forty-seven years old, Bill Patten learned that his biological father was not William Patten, but the noted English diplomat, Duff Cooper. In this quest to know his triumvirate of fathers, Bill Patten offers an unforgettable memoir. My Three Fathers is a search for identity-and a luscious chronicle of a fascinating, bygone era of American aristocracy.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781586485559
ISBN-10: 1586485555
Format: Hardback
(236mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 400
Imprint: PublicAffairs,U.S.
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Bill Patten

Bill Patten is a businessman with 30 years experience in real estate development. From 1978 to 1996 he published weekly newspapers in mid-coast Maine. He has three children, two step-children and three grandchildren. He lives in Worcester, Massachusetts with his wife and step-daughter.