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Du Pont Dynasty: Behind the Nylon Curtain by Mark Crispin Miller, Gerard Colby Zilg

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Eleven

THE NEW DEAL GROWS OLD

1. ROOSEVELT COMES TO TERMS

On a warm, sunny Delaware afternoon in June 1937 hundreds of Du Ponts and guests buzzed with excitement in front of Christ Church. There, on a lush green hill overlooking the original Brandywine Mills, cameras whirred and bulbs flashed as the formally dressed crowd began mounting the Church’s old stone steps, recording the innumerable Du Pont cleft chins lifted in anticipation of seeing the wedding of the century. Inside, filed between polished wooden pews, rows of famous faces watched the tall, thin tuxedoed groom anxiously await the arrival of his bride, Ethel du Pont. But the real star attraction of the day was the groom’s illustrious parents, Mr. and Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt.

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