Reminiscences of Robert Edmonds : oral history, 2006.
|Creator: ||Edmonds, Robert, 1927-||Project: ||Atlantic Philanthropies Oral History Project. |
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|Phys. Desc. :||transcript: 119 p. sound recordings: 4 CD-ROMs (98; 110 min.)|
|Location: ||Columbia Center for Oral History|
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Associate, Duty-Free Shoppers.
Scope and Contents
Born 1927 in Paris to French mother and Welsh/Australian father; early life in France and England during World War II; brief military career as air craftsman 1 in England and Egypt; tour of United States in early 1950s; mid-1950s entry into duty free business and selling liquor on U.S. Navy ships in Europe; meeting and hiring Charles F. Feeney [CFF] in 1956 or 1957 to sell duty free liquor; business partnerships and CFF selling duty free goods to tourists; CFF and Duty Free Shoppers [DFS]; impressions of and interactions with CFF.
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