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At one gilded moment in history, his fame was so great that he was known the world over by his nickname alone: Rubi. Pop songs were written about him. Women whom he had never met offered to leave their husbands for him. He had an eye for feminine beauty, particularly when it came with great wealth: Barbara Hutton, Doris Duke, Eva Perón, and Zsa Zsa Gabor. But he was a man's man as well, polo player and race-car driver, chumming around with the likes of Joe Kennedy, Frank Sinatra, Oleg Cassini, Aly Khan, and King Farouk. He was also a jewel thief, and an intimate of one of the world's most bloodthirsty dictators. And when he died at the age of fifty-six--wrapping his sports car around a tree in the Bois de Boulogne--a glamorous era of white dinner jackets at El Morocco and celebrity for its own sake died along with him.

He was one of a kind, the last of his breed. And in The Last Playboy, author Shawn Levy brings the giddy, hedonistic, and utterly remarkable story of Porfirio Rubirosa to glorious Technicolor life.

Book Details
ISBN-13: 9780007170609
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publisher Imprint: Harper Perennial
Depth: 25
Language: English
Returnable: Y
Spine Width: 24 mm
Weight: 326 gr
ISBN-10: 0007170602
Publisher Date: 31 Oct 2006
Binding: Paperback
Height: 202 mm
No of Pages: 356
Series Title: English
Sub Title: The High Life of Porfirio Rubirosa
Width: 136 mm
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