Daisy Buchanan's Daughter

By Tom Carson
(Paycock Press, Paperback, 9780931181344, 628pp.)

Publication Date: June 22, 2011

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She was born during the Jazz Age and grew up in Paris and the American Midwest after her father's death on the polo field and her mother's later suicide. As a young war reporter, she waded ashore on Omaha Beach and witnessed the liberation of Dachau. She spent the 1950s hobnobbing in Hollywood with Marlene Dietrich and Gene Kelly. She went to West Africa as an Ambassador's wife as Jack Kennedy's Camelot dawned. She comforted a distraught LBJ in Washington, DC, as the Vietnam war turned into a quagmire. And today? Today, it's June 6, 2006: Pamela Buchanan Murphy Gerson Cadwaller's 86th birthday. With some asperity, she's waiting for a congratulatory phone call from the President of the United States. Brother, is he ever going to get a piece of her mind.

About the Author
Village Voice and LA Weekly alum Tom Carson was a two-time National Magazine Award winner during his stint as Esquire's "Screen" columnist. Currently GQ magazine's "The Critic," he lives in New Orleans with his wife and too many cats.
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