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Annette Tapert Allen is an author and journalist. She has published twelve books on subjects that range from military history to collaborations with the celebrated style icon Slim Keith to the legendary Hollywood agent, Swifty Lazar. Her interest in fashion, style and design inspired her to write The Power of Style, (included in the book is a chapter on Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis). It was followed by The Power of Glamour: The Women Who Defined the Magic of Stardom. She has published three books on decorating and entertaining and has been a contributor to a variety of publications. Among them: Town & Country, Vanity Fair, Elle Décor, Architectural Digest, The Wall Street Journal. Her prior philanthropic interests have included being a trustee of The Pen American Center, New Yorkers for Children, Carter Burden Network. She was a court appointed volunteer advocate in the child welfare system in Palm Beach County. She currently serves on the board of Lincoln Center Theater in New York City and in Florida she is a board member of the Glades Academy Foundation. She resides in Palm Beach, Florida with her husband Joseph Allen who prior to retiring was the President and Chief Operating Officer of Brant-Allen Industries.