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Author Gerber, Robin.

Title Barbie and Ruth : the story of the world's most famous doll and the woman who created her / Robin Gerber.

Imprint New York : Collins Business, c2009.

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Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Parsons Non-Fiction  338.7 G362    ---  Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description ix, 278 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [258]-266) and index.
Contents The doll nobody wanted -- The tenth child -- Love at a nickel a dance -- Ruth and Elliot and Matt -- A working mother -- Uke-a-doodles -- Music makers and sour notes -- Gambling everything on Mickey Mouse -- The woman and the doll -- Soaring in the sixties -- Toys, money, and power -- Hot wheels and hot deals -- The cancer within -- The plot unravels -- Nearly me -- The wages of fraud -- Forced service -- Ken and a time of plague -- Her way.
Summary The tragic and redeeming story of how one visionary woman, Ruth Handler, built the biggest toy company in the world and created a global icon.
Subject Handler, Ruth.
Mattel, Inc.
Dollmakers -- United States -- Biography.
Barbie dolls.
ISBN 9780061341311
0061341312

 
    
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