Making Monte Carlo: A History of Speculation and Spectacle
Simon & Schuster, 2016 (Paperback, 2017)
Publisher Page: Simon and Schuster
Monte Carlo has long been known as a dazzling playground for the rich and famous. Less well known are the shrewd and often ruthless strategies that went into creating such a potent symbol of luxury and cosmopolitan glamour. With a star-studded cast – featuring Pablo Picasso, Coco Chanel, and the Fitzgeralds – MAKING MONTE CARLO traces the roller-coaster history of how a small, rural town grew into the prosperous resort epicenter of the late nineteenth century and rose again to greatness out of the ashes of WWI.