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Ray & Joan - The Man Who Made the McDonald's Fortune and the Woman Who Gave It All Away-logo

Ray & Joan - The Man Who Made the McDonald's Fortune and the Woman Who Gave It All Away

Lisa Napoli

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The movie The Founder, starring Michael Keaton, focused the spotlight on Ray Kroc, the man who amassed a fortune as the chairman of McDonald's. But what about his wife Joan, the woman who became famous for giving away his fortune? Lisa Napoli tells the fascinating story behind the historic couple. Ray & Joan is a quintessentially American tale of corporate intrigue and private passion: a struggling Mad Men-era salesman with a vision for a fast-food franchise that would become one of the world's most enduring brands, and a beautiful woman willing to risk her marriage and her reputation to promote controversial causes that touched her deeply. Ray Kroc was peddling franchises around the country for a fledgling hamburger stand in the 1950s-McDonald's, it was called-when he entered a St. Paul supper club and encountered a beautiful young piano player who would change his life forever. The attraction between Ray and Joan was instantaneous and instantly problematic. Yet even the fact that both were married to other people couldn't derail their roller coaster of a romance. To the outside world, Ray and Joan were happy, enormously rich, and giving. But privately, Joan was growing troubled over Ray's temper and dark secret, something she was reluctant to publicly reveal. Those close to them compared their relationship to that of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. And yet, this volatility paved the way for Joan's transformation into one of the greatest philanthropists of our time. A force in the peace movement, she produced activist films, books, and music and ultimately gave away billions of dollars, including landmark gifts to the Salvation Army and NPR. Together, the two stories form a compelling portrait of the twentieth century: a story of big business, big love, and big giving.

Language:

English

Length:

9h 1m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:17


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:08


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

00:17


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:34


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:45


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:57


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:49


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:32


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:30


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:47


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:32


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:14


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:22


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:32


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:51


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:21


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:05


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:05


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:55


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:42


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:29


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:14


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:33


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:07


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:20


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

08:54


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:54


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:14


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:53


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:16


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:21


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

08:25


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:39


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:37


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:07


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:47


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:48


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:43


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:06


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:16


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:32


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

03:08


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:02


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:23


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:59


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

08:04


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:35


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:13


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

03:05


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

08:39


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:32


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:41


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:01


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:04


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:51


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:14


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:14


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:52


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:14


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:20


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

03:02


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:14


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:13


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

03:12


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

07:56


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:47


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:02


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:07


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:48


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

03:42


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:21


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

07:14


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

07:02


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:54


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

05:15


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

05:57


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:33


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

04:01


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

06:17


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

04:33


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

04:57


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

06:29


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

05:20


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

06:11


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

03:58


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

08:47


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

06:25


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

06:11


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

08:21


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

04:41


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

04:38


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

06:51


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

07:45


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

04:32


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

04:13


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

03:53


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

07:02


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

00:32