Ray & Joan : the man who made the McDonald's fortune and the woman who gave it all away
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New York, New York : Dutton, [2016].
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353 pages ; 24 cm.
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English
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9781101984956, 1101984953

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Includes bibliographical references (287-353)
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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.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Napoli, L. (2016). Ray & Joan: the man who made the McDonald's fortune and the woman who gave it all away . Dutton.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Napoli, Lisa, 1963-. 2016. Ray & Joan: The Man Who Made the McDonald's Fortune and the Woman Who Gave It All Away. New York, New York: Dutton.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Napoli, Lisa, 1963-. Ray & Joan: The Man Who Made the McDonald's Fortune and the Woman Who Gave It All Away New York, New York: Dutton, 2016.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Napoli, Lisa. Ray & Joan: The Man Who Made the McDonald's Fortune and the Woman Who Gave It All Away Dutton, 2016.

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