By Heidi Schnakenberg

ISBN-10: 1599951037

ISBN-13: 9781599951034

The Reynolds tobacco family members used to be an American dynasty just like the Rockefellers, Vanderbilts, and Astors. R.J. "Dick" Reynolds Jr. was once born into privilege and decadence, yet his disastrous own existence ultimately destroyed nearly each dating he loved and stole his future health at a comparatively younger age.
Dick Reynolds used to be dubbed "Kid Carolina" while as undefined, he ran clear of domestic and stowed away as a part of the staff on a freighter. For the remainder of his lifestyles he'd flip to the ocean, rather than his family and friends, for convenience. Dick disappeared for months at a time, top the twin lifetime of a company rich person and soul, either one of which turned legendary.
Despite his own demons, Dick performed a pivotal function in shaping twentieth-century America via his company savvy and politics. He built Delta and japanese airways, unmarried handedly secured FDR's 3rd time period election, and served as mayor of Winston-Salem, the place his tobacco fortune was once outfitted. but less than the gilded floor lay a turbulent lifetime of alcoholism, infidelity, and loneliness. His chaotic life culminated in a shock fourth marriage and used to be almost immediately by means of an odd demise, the tip of a lifestyles every piece as awe-inspiring because it used to be disturbing.

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