Fortune s Children

Author: Arthur T. Vanderbilt
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
ISBN: 0062224069
Release Date: 2012-12-26
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Vanderbilt: the very name signifies wealth. The family patriarch, "the Commodore," built up a fortune that made him the world's richest man by 1877. Yet, less than fifty years after the Commodore's death, one of his direct descendants died penniless, and no Vanderbilt was counted among the world's richest people. Fortune's Children tells the dramatic story of all the amazingly colorful spenders who dissipated such a vast inheritance.

Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt

Author: Steven H. Gittelman
Publisher: Hamilton Books
ISBN: 9780761855071
Release Date: 2013-06-13
Genre: History

Alfred Vanderbilt was extravagant playboy that became the subject of numerous scandals. During the sinking of the Lusitania, he spent his last moments rescuing women and children. Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt follows Alfred’s journey from philanderer to hero in this incredible, never-before-told story of the hero of the Lusitania.

Vanderbilt Mansion

Author: Charles W. Snell
Publisher: Government Printing Office
ISBN: 016061645X
Release Date: 1997-06
Genre:

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The Duchess Of Windsor

Author: Greg King
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
ISBN: 0806535210
Release Date: 2011-05-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

A woman's life can really be a succession of lives, each revolving around some emotionally compelling situation or challenge, and each marked off by some intense experience. It was the love story of the century--the king and the commoner. In December 1936, King Edward VIII abdicated the throne to marry "the woman I love," Wallis Warfield Simpson, a twice-divorced American who quickly became one of the twentieth century's most famous personalities, a figure of intrigue and mystery, both admired and reviled. "Never explain, never complain." Wrongly blamed for the abdication crisis, Wallis suffered hostility from the Royal Family and much of the world. Yet interest in her story has remained constant, resulting in a small library of biographies that convey a thinly veiled animosity toward their subject. The truth, however, is infinitely more fascinating than the shallow, pathetic portrait that has often been painted. "For a gallant spirit, there can never be defeat." Using previously untapped sources, acclaimed biographer Greg King presents a complete and, for the first time, sympathetic portrait of the Duchess that sifts the decades of rumor and accusation to reveal the woman behind the legend. From her birth in Pennsylvania during the Gilded Age to her death in Paris in 1986, King takes the reader through a world of privilege, palaces, high society, and love with the accompaniment of hatreds, feuds, conspiracies, and lies. The cast of characters is vast: politicians and presidents, dictators and socialites. Twenty-four pages of photographs reveal the life of the Duchess in all its incomparable glamour and romance.

Eddie Rickenbacker

Author: W. David Lewis
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 0801882443
Release Date: 2005-11-15
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Looks at the life and career of the World War I flying ace, including his establishment of Eastern Airlines as a major carrier and his resignation under pressure in 1963.

Willie K Vanderbilt II

Author: Steven H. Gittelman
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9780786458233
Release Date: 2010-05-26
Genre: Social Science

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.

Gardening in Eden

Author: Arthur T. Vanderbilt II
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416554572
Release Date: 2007-03-13
Genre: Gardening

"Though an old man," Thomas Jefferson wrote at Monticello, "I am but a young gardener." Every gardener is. In Gardening in Eden, we enter Arthur Vanderbilt's small enchanted world of the garden, where the old wooden trestle tables of a roadside nursery are covered in crazy quilts of spring color, where a catbird comes to eat raisins from one's hand, and a chipmunk demands a daily ration of salted cocktail nuts. We feel the oppressiveness of endless winter days, the magic of an old-fashioned snow day, the heady, healing qualities of wandering through a greenhouse on a frozen February afternoon, the restlessness of a gardener waiting for spring. With a sense of wonder and humor on each page, Arthur Vanderbilt takes us along with him to discover that for those who wait, watch, and labor in the garden, it's all happening right outside our windows.

FDR and Lucy

Author: Resa Willis
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135935702
Release Date: 2004-10-28
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Asset Management

Author: Andrew Ang
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199382316
Release Date: 2014-07-07
Genre: Business & Economics

In Asset Management: A Systematic Approach to Factor Investing, Professor Andrew Ang presents a comprehensive, new approach to the age-old problem of where to put your money. Years of experience as a finance professor and a consultant have led him to see that what matters aren't asset class labels, but instead the bundles of overlapping risks they represent. Factor risks must be the focus of our attention if we are to weather market turmoil and receive the rewards that come with doing so. Clearly written yet full of the latest research and data, Asset Management is indispensable reading for trustees, professional money managers, smart private investors, and business students who want to understand the economics behind factor risk premiums, to harvest them efficiently in their portfolios, and to embark on the search for true alpha.

Author: James Patterson
Publisher: Harlenic Hellas Publishing
ISBN: 9604505343
Release Date: 1996
Genre: American fiction


Author: Linda Howard
Publisher: Harlenic Hellas Publishing
ISBN: 9604507680
Release Date: 2003
Genre:

Sarah's ordered life is shattered when her beloved employer is brutally murdered. The investigating detective assures Sarah that she is not a suspect. Then, a second killing and this time, and despite a lack of evidence connecting her to the crime, Sarah cannot escape the shadow of guilt. Sarah carries on with her life. She doesn't realize that a deranged stalker is luring her into an elaborate trap.

Author: Linda Howard
Publisher: Harlenic Hellas Publishing
ISBN: 9604508385
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Popular literature


Grand Central

Author: Sam Roberts
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781455525959
Release Date: 2013-01-22
Genre: Transportation

A rich, illustrated - and entertaining -- history of the iconic Grand Central Terminal, from one of New York City's favorite writers, just in time to celebrate the train station's 100th fabulous anniversary. In the winter of 1913, Grand Central Station was officially opened and immediately became one of the most beautiful and recognizable Manhattan landmarks. In this celebration of the one hundred year old terminal, Sam Roberts of The New York Times looks back at Grand Central's conception, amazing history, and the far-reaching cultural effects of the station that continues to amaze tourists and shuttle busy commuters. Along the way, Roberts will explore how the Manhattan transit hub truly foreshadowed the evolution of suburban expansion in the country, and fostered the nation's westward expansion and growth via the railroad. Featuring quirky anecdotes and behind-the-scenes information, this book will allow readers to peek into the secret and unseen areas of Grand Central -- from the tunnels, to the command center, to the hidden passageways. With stories about everything from the famous movies that have used Grand Central as a location to the celestial ceiling in the main lobby (including its stunning mistake) to the homeless denizens who reside in the building's catacombs, this is a fascinating and, exciting look at a true American institution.

The Opulent Interiors of the Gilded Age

Author: Arnold Lewis
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486319476
Release Date: 2016-06-23
Genre: Architecture

Best source of information and illustrations for private houses in Eastern cities during the early 1880s. Rare photographs of mansions belonging to Vanderbilt, Morgan, Grant, and many others. Extensive, informative new text.