Author: Arthur T. Vanderbilt
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
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.
Author: Steven H. Gittelman
Publisher: Hamilton Books
Release Date: 2013-06-13
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.
Author: Mark Haynes Daniell
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2011-12-14
Genre: Business & Economics
"An excellent and comprehensive approach to the strategies required to understand, protect and grow family wealth across generations." John Evans Managing Editor Private Banker International "Strategy for the Wealthy Family expands the field of wealth planning and management by exploring beyond just financial concerns to consider critical human issues such as philanthropy and family leadership." Professor Randel S. Carlock, Ph.D., INSEAD Business School Berghmans Lhoist Chaired Professor in Entrepreneurial Leadership Director, Wendel International Centre for Family Enterprise "The first book I have ever seen which fully addresses the all-important human side of the wealthy family as well as the financial aspects of family wealth management...an important book for any family, no matter how much wealth they have." Vivian Imerman Entrepreneur "Strategy for the Wealthy Family is a brilliant source of insight and information covering all aspects of family wealth management. This book is a perfect companion for private bankers, wealth managers, and wealthy families." Christopher Wilson Managing Partner Family Office Trust "...a complete work of art for the wealthy." R Jayachandran Chairman Aquarius Investment Advisors
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.
Author: Steven H. Gittelman
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.
Author: Andrew Ang
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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: Arthur Neal
Release Date: 2017-09-29
Genre: Social Science
What values do Americans hold dear? What happens when real-world situations cause those values to conflict? To better understand the intellectual map of how American society works, Arthur G. Neal and Helen Youngelson-Neal analyze values prominent in American word and deed. These values appear in our nation's formal documents-rights and privileges prominently emphasized in the US Constitution and inscribed on the Statue of Liberty. They have shaped the historical destiny and, indeed, include those values most extensively propagated by the general population. Using these criteria, the authors identify individualism, the pursuit of happiness, freedom, consumerism, materialism, equality of opportunity, technology, mastery of the environment, quality of marriage, and national unity as the core American values. Core values provide the raw materials for the construction of contemporary society as a moral community, wherever that community is located. Such values are clusters of ideas that are central to self-identities; they generate a sense of collective belonging and membership. As such, core values define the existing social order and advance a set of ideas for depicting a desirable future. The analysis presented here helps us understand contemporary conflicts inherent in the American value system and the problems confronted by Americans as they try to live within the limitations and contradictions of value systems.
Author: Douglas R. Andrew
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2008-06-03
Genre: Business & Economics
True or False? * Always prepay your mortgage. * The right 401(k) or IRA will completely cover your retirement. * Defer your taxes and postpone the pain. * True wealth doesn't last forever. They're All False! MISSED FORTUNE 101 ...is like no other money guide you've ever read. Its author, successful financial strategist Douglas R. Andrew, dares to question the conventional wisdom on personal finance that most people accept. He reveals the ways banks, credit unions, and insurance companies amass tremendous wealth-what they do, and what they don't do. He shows you how to seize financial opportunities you never knew existed. With MISSED FORTUNE 101 as your guide, you'll never view your house, your mortgage, your retirement plans, your investments, and your other assets the same way again. * Put the lazy, idle dollars trapped in your home to work safely-and reap as much as an extra million. * Discover hidden and perfectly legal tax breaks-and treat yourself to some surprising windfalls. * Play the bankers' favorite game-borrow at one rate and invest at a higher one. * Explore lesser-known retirement vehicles-and avoid falling into a higher tax bracket when you stop working. * Turn your life insurance policy into an investment-and keep your taxes down and your capital up. * Find out which low-return instruments should be in your portfolio today-and why they'll become high-return stars tomorrow. * Reach your "freedom point"-your financial independence-long before "retirement age"! Learn the real rules of smart investing. Maximize your wealth with MISSED FORTUNE 101.
Lucius Beebe said that "The nearest thing to a royal family that has ever appeared on the American scene was the Vanderbilts … their vendettas, their armies of servitors, partisans and sycophants, their love affairs, scandals, and shortcomings, all were the stuff of an imperial routine." Stasz reveals new facts and insights into the fascinating lives of three generations of Vanderbilt women who dominated New York society from the middle of the eighteenth century through the twentieth. Of special interest are the discovery of unpublished letters and a pseudonymous lesbian novel that shed light on the complex character of the most currently famous Vanderbilt woman, Gloria Vanderbilt.
Author: Noah Gordon
Publisher: Karl Blessing Verlag
Release Date: 2013-11-25
Im Jahre 1492 hat die Inquisition Spanien fest im Griff. Per Edikt wird verkündet, dass alle Juden das Land zu verlassen hätten, und ein großer Exodus beginnt. Jona, der dreizehnjährige Sohn des jüdischen Silberschmiedes Helkias Toledano, steht nach der Ermordung seines Bruders Meir und dem Tod seines Vaters durch einen aufgebrachten Mob völlig allein da. Doch statt sich zum Christentum zu bekehren oder zu fliehen, beschließt er, zu seinem Glauben zu stehen und sich auf eigene Faust durchzuschlagen. Für ihn beginnt eine abenteuerliche Odyssee kreuz und quer durch Spanien. Drei Jahre und zahllose Abenteuer später, im Sommer 1495, ist Jona zu einem kräftigen jungen Mann herangewachsen, der gelernt hat zu überleben und sich dennoch nichts sehnlicher wünscht, als zur Ruhe zu kommen. In Granada begegnet er endlich wieder Glaubensgenossen: der Familie des Seidenhändlers Saadi, die immer noch heimlich ihre Religion praktiziert. Jonas Liebe zu Inés, Saadis schöner Tochter, muss dennoch unerfüllt bleiben. Ein Schiff bringt Jona nach Gibraltar, wo er als Lehrling bei dem Waffenschmied Fierro unterkommt. Fierro muss schließlich selbst vor der Inquisition fliehen und bittet den jungen Mann, ihn zu seinem Bruder Nuno, einem alten Medicus, nach Saragossa zu begleiten. Als der Waffenschmied heimtückisch ermordet wird, beschließt Jona, dennoch seinen Weg nach Norden fortzusetzen. In Saragossa angekommen, entscheidet die Begegnung mit Nuno Jonas Schicksal, denn er spürt sofort, dass in der Heilkunst seine wahre Berufung liegt ...
Jonathan Hemlock ist anerkannter Kunsthistoriker, weltbekannter Bergsteiger und unbequemer Mitarbeiter der Sonderabteilung »Strafaktion«, eines berüchtigten Ablegers des amerikanischen Geheimdienstes. Sein neuer Auftrag soll gleichzeitig sein letzter sein. Ziel: die Liquidierung eines mysteriösen feindlichen Agenten. Ort des Attentats: die Eiger-Nordwand. Der Killer-Experte Hemlock muss nicht nur gegen einen perfiden Gegner, sondern auch gegen die mörderischen Gefahren des Berges kämpfen ...
Knapper geht es nicht. Linton & Crane dampfen ihren Aesop, Urmeter der Fabel überhaupt, zu Limericks ein. Fünf Zeilen, die es in sich haben an dramatischem Geschehen, Witz und Lehre, eingebettet in die Bilderpracht des großen Walter Crane. Ein Schatz aus der goldenen Ära der britischen Buchillustration in der zweiten Hälfte des 19. Jahrhunderts, nach 130 Jahren neu gehoben.