The Audacity of Inez Burns: Dreams, Desire, Treachery & Ruin in the City of Gold

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by Stephen G. Bloom

Biography (USA), 448 pages
Publisher: Regan Arts, Feb 6, 2018
ISBN-10: 1682450090
ISBN-13: 978-1682450093
Order: Amazon.com

Born in the slums of San Francisco, Inez Burns transformed herself into one of California’s richest women, becoming a notorious powerbroker, grand dame, and iconoclast. A stunning beauty with perfumed charm, she rose from manicurist to murderess to millionaire, seducing one man after another, bearing children out of wedlock, and bribing politicians and cops along the way to secure her place in the San Francisco firmament.

During a time when women risked their lives with predatory practitioners lurking in back alleys, Inez and her team of women, clad in crisp, white nurse’s uniforms, worked night and day in her elegantly appointed clinic, performing fifty thousand of the safest, most hygienic abortions available during a time when even the richest wives, Hollywood stars, and mistresses had few options when they found themselves with an unwanted pregnancy.