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How Emerald Cunard Went From Wild West to British High Society

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How Emerald Cunard Went From Wild West to British High Society

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Maud Burke, born into the wild, lawless San Francisco of the late 1800s, knew she was destined for bigger, better things. This is how she got them.

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By the 1930s, the legacy of America's millionaire princesses paves the way for a new generation of American women to enter, and transform, the British ruling class. Some will leave their marriages to explore independent destinies, one will trade charisma instead of wealth to marry into royalty, and one will unwittingly bring about the greatest royal crisis of the 20th century. Witness stories of character and courage as these women escape loveless marriages, break barriers, create their own happy endings and make history.

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