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Vanderbilt

Author : Anderson Cooper,Katherine Howe
Publisher : HarperCollins
Page : 368 pages
File Size : 40,8 Mb
Release : 2021-09-21
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780062964649

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Vanderbilt by Anderson Cooper,Katherine Howe Pdf

New York Times bestselling author and journalist Anderson Cooper teams with New York Times bestselling historian and novelist Katherine Howe to chronicle the rise and fall of a legendary American dynasty—his mother’s family, the Vanderbilts. One of the Washington Post's Notable Works of Nonfiction of 2021 When eleven-year-old Cornelius Vanderbilt began to work on his father’s small boat ferrying supplies in New York Harbor at the beginning of the nineteenth century, no one could have imagined that one day he would, through ruthlessness, cunning, and a pathological desire for money, build two empires—one in shipping and another in railroads—that would make him the richest man in America. His staggering fortune was fought over by his heirs after his death in 1877, sowing familial discord that would never fully heal. Though his son Billy doubled the money left by “the Commodore,” subsequent generations competed to find new and ever more extraordinary ways of spending it. By 2018, when the last Vanderbilt was forced out of The Breakers—the seventy-room summer estate in Newport, Rhode Island, that Cornelius’s grandson and namesake had built—the family would have been unrecognizable to the tycoon who started it all. Now, the Commodore’s great-great-great-grandson Anderson Cooper, joins with historian Katherine Howe to explore the story of his legendary family and their outsized influence. Cooper and Howe breathe life into the ancestors who built the family’s empire, basked in the Commodore’s wealth, hosted lavish galas, and became synonymous with unfettered American capitalism and high society. Moving from the hardscrabble wharves of old Manhattan to the lavish drawing rooms of Gilded Age Fifth Avenue, from the ornate summer palaces of Newport to the courts of Europe, and all the way to modern-day New York, Cooper and Howe wryly recount the triumphs and tragedies of an American dynasty unlike any other. Written with a unique insider’s viewpoint, this is a rollicking, quintessentially American history as remarkable as the family it so vividly captures.

The Amy Vanderbilt Complete Book of Etiquette

Author : Amy Vanderbilt,Letitia Baldrige
Publisher : Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday
Page : 910 pages
File Size : 43,8 Mb
Release : 1978
Category : Etiquette
ISBN : 0385133758

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The Amy Vanderbilt Complete Book of Etiquette by Amy Vanderbilt,Letitia Baldrige Pdf

Advice geared to contemporary living on correct behavior in a wide variety of situations.

Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt

Author : Steven H. Gittelman,Emily Gittelman
Publisher : Hamilton Books
Page : 291 pages
File Size : 40,5 Mb
Release : 2013-06-13
Category : History
ISBN : 9780761855071

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Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt by Steven H. Gittelman,Emily Gittelman Pdf

At a young age, Alfred Vanderbilt inherited a massive fortune of $40 million and control of the Vanderbilt railroading empire. With no interest in business matters, the youth squandered his wealth on horses and women on two continents. None of the Vanderbilts gave as much fuel for gossip to the curious public as Alfred. By the time the extravagant playboy boarded the Lusitania on May 7, 1915, he was the subject of numerous scandals, including the suicide of four different women. But as the ship went down, he spent the last minutes of his life rescuing women and children and forgoing his own life. How is it that this wraith, this gluttonous, opulent youth, could undergo an entire change of character in his last few moments? Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt follows Alfred’s journey from philanderer to hero in this incredible, never-before-told story of the hero of the Lusitania.

Willie K. Vanderbilt II

Author : Steven H. Gittelman
Publisher : McFarland
Page : 265 pages
File Size : 46,8 Mb
Release : 2014-10-01
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 9780786458233

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Willie K. Vanderbilt II by Steven H. Gittelman Pdf

The Vanderbilts were one of the great American families of the industrial era. This book explores the life of one of its lesser-known scions of the fourth generation, William Kissam Vanderbilt II, known simply as Willie K. An inheritor, not a builder, Willie K. lacked the drive and ambition necessary for furthering the Vanderbilt dynasty, especially in the political atmosphere of bank failures, the dawn of progressivism, and the First World War. This biography, while the story of one man, is also an exploration of the burden of enormous wealth, the danger of inherited dreams, and the struggle for self-actualization regardless of wealth or social status.

Vanderbilt's Biltmore

Author : Robert Wernick
Publisher : New Word City
Page : 25 pages
File Size : 49,6 Mb
Release : 2018-03-12
Category : History
ISBN : 9781612306131

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Vanderbilt's Biltmore by Robert Wernick Pdf

The original sketch for the Biltmore, George Washington Vanderbilt's grand estate in the mountains near Asheville, North Carolina, laid out plans for a modest Tuscan villa. But ambition quickly took wing. The house swelled to 225 rooms and became - until 2012 when it was topped by the home of a billionaire in Mumbai, India - the world's largest residence ever built for a private citizen. Here, in this short-form book, New York Times bestselling author Robert Wernick tells the story of the house that Vanderbilt built - from the gardens by Frederick Law Olmsted to the John Singer Sargent portraits that adorn its walls.

42nd and Vanderbilt

Author : Peter Funch
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 128 pages
File Size : 46,9 Mb
Release : 2017-01-01
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 1942953313

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42nd and Vanderbilt by Peter Funch Pdf

William H Vanderbilt's House and Collection Volume 4 thru 6

Author : Edward Strahan
Publisher : Lulu.com
Page : 154 pages
File Size : 52,8 Mb
Release : 2008-08-07
Category : History
ISBN : 9781435755727

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William H Vanderbilt's House and Collection Volume 4 thru 6 by Edward Strahan Pdf

Volumes 4 thru 6 of the House and Collection

William H Vanderbilt's House and Collection Volumes 1-3

Author : Edward Strahan
Publisher : Lulu.com
Page : 146 pages
File Size : 50,8 Mb
Release : 2008-08-07
Category : History
ISBN : 9781435755710

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William H Vanderbilt's House and Collection Volumes 1-3 by Edward Strahan Pdf

reprint of 1883 10 volume Holland version of William H Vanderbilt's House and Collection....contained in this book is Volumes 1 thru 3.....every page in color!!!!

Summary of Tom Vanderbilt's Traffic

Author : Everest Media,
Publisher : Everest Media LLC
Page : 59 pages
File Size : 46,6 Mb
Release : 2022-05-23T22:59:00Z
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 9798822520356

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Summary of Tom Vanderbilt's Traffic by Everest Media, Pdf

Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 We are what we move. When we move from people who walk to people who drive, we experience a change in mode, and this affects how we view others. We view people who walk as harmless polluters, while people who drive are seen as invincible monsters. #2 The more we drive, the more we struggle to stay human. We become mute in traffic, and instead of complex vocabularies and subtle shifts in facial expression, we use basic signals that convey only the simplest of meanings. #3 Traffic is full of asymmetries in communication. You can see a lot of other drivers making mistakes, but you are less likely to see yourself doing so. This makes us desperate to communicate, and we often respond to other drivers by honking or giving them the middle finger. #4 We get angry in our cars to watch ourselves get angry. We are constantly constructing moral dramas in which we are the wronged victims, and the avenging hero.

The First Tycoon

Author : T.J. Stiles
Publisher : Vintage
Page : 738 pages
File Size : 40,6 Mb
Release : 2010-04-20
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781400031740

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The First Tycoon by T.J. Stiles Pdf

NATIONAL BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD In this groundbreaking biography, T.J. Stiles tells the dramatic story of Cornelius “Commodore” Vanderbilt, the combative man and American icon who, through his genius and force of will, did more than perhaps any other individual to create modern capitalism. Meticulously researched and elegantly written, The First Tycoon describes an improbable life, from Vanderbilt’s humble birth during the presidency of George Washington to his death as one of the richest men in American history. In between we see how the Commodore helped to launch the transportation revolution, propel the Gold Rush, reshape Manhattan, and invent the modern corporation. Epic in its scope and success, the life of Vanderbilt is also the story of the rise of America itself.

The World of Gloria Vanderbilt

Author : Wendy Goodman
Publisher : Harry N. Abrams
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 50,8 Mb
Release : 2010-11-01
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 0810995921

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The World of Gloria Vanderbilt by Wendy Goodman Pdf

Gloria Vanderbilt brought the family name out of the Gilded Age and into the Digital Age, reinventing herself over and over along the way. Hers is a story of charisma, glamour, and heartbreaking loss. The illustrations include portraits of Vanderbilt and her extraordinary homes.

Beginners

Author : Tom Vanderbilt
Publisher : Vintage
Page : 320 pages
File Size : 48,9 Mb
Release : 2021-01-05
Category : Self-Help
ISBN : 9781524732172

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Beginners by Tom Vanderbilt Pdf

An insightful, joyful tour of the transformative powers of starting something new, no matter your age—from the bestselling author of Traffic and You May Also Like “Vanderbilt elegantly and persuasively tackles one of the most pernicious of the lies we tells ourselves—that the pleasures of learning are reserved for the young.” —Malcolm Gladwell, bestselling author of Outliers Why do so many of us stop learning new skills as adults? Are we afraid to be bad at something? Have we forgotten the sheer pleasure of beginning from the ground up? Inspired by his young daughter’s insatiable curiosity, Tom Vanderbilt embarks on a yearlong quest of learning—purely for the sake of learning. Rapturously singing Spice Girls songs in an amateur choir, losing games of chess to eight-year-olds, and dodging scorpions at a surf camp in Costa Rica, Vanderbilt tackles five main skills but learns so much more. Along the way, he interviews dozens of experts about the fascinating psychology and science behind the benefits of becoming an adult beginner and shows how anyone can get better at beginning again—and, more important, why they should take those first awkward steps. Funny, uplifting, and delightfully informative, Beginners is about how small acts of reinvention, at any age, can make life seem magical.

Gloria Vanderbilt Book of Collage

Author : Gloria Vanderbilt
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 112 pages
File Size : 45,5 Mb
Release : 1970
Category : Collage
ISBN : 0883650975

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Gloria Vanderbilt Book of Collage by Gloria Vanderbilt Pdf