My Philadelphia Father {Pdf} Author Cordelia Drexel Biddle


10 thoughts on “My Philadelphia Father

  1. says:

    Being a huge lover of the Walt Disney musical The Happiest Millionaire I was very involved when reading the memoir by the real Cordelia Drexe

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    Biddlereally need I say ? Plus after growing up with the musical I could now spout info from book

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    So apparently Anthony J Drexel Biddle was a bigger name in his time I learned about him from my obsession with Disney classic live action thank you Fred MacMurray The author's tone is wry and humorous but in this case hindsight is a drawback She talks about him like he's an incredibly famous man instead of as a father that she loved and given the fact that this book is extremely rare in libraries and my husband had no idea who he was this i

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    interest in this book was first sparked by seeing the old Disney musical The Happiest Millionaire After really enjoying the movie I decided I had to read the book to see how closely the two stories went together Actually the producers of HM did

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    Anthony Drexel Biddle millionaire with high goals He raised with his wife Cordelia by his side 3 children in Philadelphia He was the founder of the Biddle Bible school This story is about a man who charmed people tried different things singing opera was one He was a true American and through hard work and perseverance worked with the marines during WWI He was dubbed the Happiest Millionaire by a new york pape

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    Having the habit of reading books that are listed in movie credits I read this one after seeing and enjoying Disney's The Happiest Millionaire This is a biography written y Cordelia Drexel idle about her father an eccentric by Philadelphia society standards

  7. says:

    So I found this old book by one of my favorite movies The Happiest Millionaire and wanted to read the actual bio

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    Getting my hands on this book was a dream come true in itself reading the old frail pages was a delight for the ten year old I once was I saw the Disney movie The Happiest Millionaire by accident I had meant to rent Mickey's Christmas Carol but got a surprise instead I loved the movie and from then on I rented it so freuently that I knew th

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    I picked up this book because I loved Disney's The Happiest Millionaire I loved the first half it showed delightf

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    I was a little disappointed in this book Part of it stems from having seen and loved the movie The Happiest Millionaire I expected the book to be at least as engaging as the movie After all usually movies cut a lot out fro

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REVIEW ô MUCID.ME Ö Cordelia Drexel Biddle

My Philadelphia Father

The true life story of Cordelia Drexel Biddle and her family including her father Anthony Joseph Drexel Biddle taking place in early 1900s Mr Bidd. Being a huge lover of the Walt Disney musical The Happiest Millionaire I was very involved when reading the memoir by the real Cordelia Drexel Biddle that inspired the film For those who are deep lovers of both history and the movie this book is a good read providing further insight into beloved personas and confirming that uite a few of the film s zany and humorous scenes were based on actual eventsHowever this book also brings a taste of reality and flawed humanity to almost every person mentioned which may disappoint those who would rather keep the idealized image of the movie characters in mind For those unfamiliar with the movie this book is an interesting sketch of the life and mindset of Philadelphia s very rich very influential founding families and how they used their wealth and power to shape the world the war and especially Philadelphia

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Xing the later of which often ruffled the feathers of the other socialites This book spawned the play and later the movie The Happiest Millionaire. I picked up this book because I loved Disney s The Happiest Millionaire I loved the first half it showed delightful incites into their life s and made a few of the moments in the movie make even sense Anthony Biddle was a very interesting man But he was so all or nothing that it made him sometimes very violent As a fan of the movie the second half of this book was very disappointing So many of the people I loved and seemed to be very nice turned and got divorced for what seemed like no reason or got violent as they got older Overall if you liked the movie you might like this just be warned that the ending is not as nice as it was in the movie And the parts with John Lawless were just as good as in the movie If you have not watched the movie you will probably enjoy this then I did

REVIEW ô MUCID.ME Ö Cordelia Drexel Biddle

Le was an eccentric man who with his fortune was able to try his hand at many things He was passionate about Christianity the United States and bo. interest in this book was first sparked by seeing the old Disney musical The Happiest Millionaire After really enjoying the movie I decided I had to read the book to see how closely the two stories went together Actually the producers of HM did an excellent job following the story of My Philadelphia Father All the little tidbits about Mr Biddle popped up somewhere in the movie the chocolate cake diet boxing the Marine learning jujitsu keeping alligators in the conservatory and believing them dead when a new maid left the window open in the dead of winter and the gators all froze in their tanks There was some language uttered by a few characters so I couldn t give this book a full five stars Otherwise I really enjoyed it and would recommend it to my friends It s the type of book that my family would love to read aloud together on cold winter evenings

  • Hardcover
  • 256
  • My Philadelphia Father
  • Cordelia Drexel Biddle
  • English
  • 07 January 2019
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