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Beaverbrook: A Shattered Legacy
Beaverbrook: A Shattered Legacy Jacques Poitras 0864924976 9780864924971 For the first time, the fully documented story of the unravelling of the Beaverbrook legacy. From humble beginnings, Max Aitken, later Lord Beaverbrook, rose to the heights of p
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Beaverbrook: A Shattered Legacy by Jacques Poitras

For the first time, the fully documented story of the unravelling of the Beaverbrook legacy. From humble beginnings, Max Aitken, later Lord Beaverbrook, rose to the heights of politics and business. His philanthropy knew no bounds, or so it seemed. In the late 1950s, he built the Beaverbrook Art Gallery in Fredericton as a gift to the people of New Brunswick and stocked it with a large collection of masterworks that form the core of the Gallerys prestigious collection. Today, the paintings are at the centre of a bitter battle between the Gallery and the two charitable Beaverbrook foundations -- a battle that has rocked the art world on both sides of the Atlantic. But the Beaverbrook dispute is only part of this intriguing story. In this fascinating account, Jacques Poitras explores the intertwined history of the Aitken family and the Beaverbrook Gallery. Sifting through Beaverbrooks own correspondence, public and archival records in Canada and England, and interviews with friends and foes, including those involved in the dispute, Poitras disentangles the exploits of the original Lord Beaverbrook and hte uncertain fortunes of a once-influential family.

Author: Jacques Poitras

Language: English

Edition: No edition

Binding: Hardcover

Publisher: Goose Lane Editions

Publication Date: 2007-10-19

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