Empty Mansions


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A cousin of Huguette Clark and a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist trace the life of the reclusive American heiress against a backdrop of the now-infamous W. A. Clark family and include coverage of the internet sensation and elder-abuse investigation that occurred at the end of her life.

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Author by Bill Dedman
Genre eBook Biography & Autobiography
Read Book 470
ISBN Number 9780345534538

Empty Mansions


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A cousin of Huguette Clark and a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist trace the life of the reclusive American heiress against a backdrop of the now-infamous W. A. Clark family and include coverage of the internet sensation and elder-abuse investigation that occurred at the end of her life.

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Author by Bill Dedman
Genre eBook Biography & Autobiography
Read Book 470
ISBN Number 9780345534538

Empty Mansions


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You'll never discover the secret if you stay safe at home. Like generations before them, cadets Adam and Dawn have always lived aboard the asteroid. But past generations have never experienced a threat like this: Robotic Alien Technology (R.A.T.) is attacking the spaceship--with the intent to destroy everyone on board. Dawn and Adam are two of the best new Coupler pilots, but they're also famous for their clashes. When a family crisis and a R.A.T. sighting coincide, Dawn has to call on all her inner resources to stay focused on the mission. A deep space discovery lies ahead, threatening to forever alter the ship's future--and every life on it.

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Author by Realbuzz Studios
Genre eBook Juvenile Fiction
Read Book 96
ISBN Number 9781418580971

The Phantom Of Fifth Avenue


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Born in 1906, Huguette Clark grew up in her family's 121-room Beaux Arts mansion in New York and was one of the leading celebrities of her day. Her father William Andrews Clark, was a copper magnate, the second richest man in America, and not above bribing his way into the Senate. Huguette attended the coronation of King George V. And at twenty-two with a personal fortune of $50 million to her name, she married a Princeton man and childhood friend William MacDonald Gower. Two-years later the couple divorced. After a series of failed romances, Huguette began to withdraw from society--first living with her mother in a kind of Grey Gardens isolation then as a modern-day Miss Havisham, spending her days in a vast apartment overlooking Central Park, eating crackers and watching The Flintstones with only servants for company. All her money and all her real estate could not protect her in her later life from being manipulated by shady hangers-on and hospitals that were only too happy to admit (and bill) a healthy woman. But what happened to Huguette that turned a vivacious, young socialite into a recluse? And what was her life like inside that gilded, copper cage?

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Author by Meryl Gordon
Genre eBook Biography & Autobiography
Read Book 400
ISBN Number 9781455512645

Fortune S Children


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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.

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Author by Arthur T. Vanderbilt, II
Genre eBook Biography & Autobiography
Read Book 544
ISBN Number 9780062288370

Gone Away Lake


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Portia and her cousin Julian discover adventure in a hidden colony of forgotten summer houses on the shores of a swampy lake.

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Author by Elizabeth Enright
Genre eBook Juvenile Fiction
Read Book 256
ISBN Number 0152022724

Whitemarsh Hall


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Whitemarsh Hall, known as "the Versailles of America," was one of the largest and most exquisite estates in North America. Edward Townsend Stotesbury, one of the wealthiest Philadelphians in the early twentieth century, commissioned renowned architect Horace Trumbauer to build the one-hundred-forty-sevenroom mansion in 1916 on three hundred acres just outside Philadelphia. Whitemarsh Hall, which took five years to build at an estimated cost of $10 million with all the furnishings, was a wedding present for his second wife. This book explores Whitemarsh Hall's construction, its heyday in the 1920s, the multiple impacts of the Great Depression, Stotesbury's death, and subsequent ownership over the next four decades, culminating in its eventual submission to decay, vandalism, and the wrecking ball in 1980.

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Author by Charles G. Zwicker
Genre eBook History
Read Book 128
ISBN Number 0738536172

Abandoned Palaces


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From ancient Roman villas to a colonial station in Cambodia, Abandoned Palaces charts the decline of what were once the most luxurious homes and resorts. Ranging from crumbling hotels in the Catskills and Mozambique, to an unfinished Elizabethan summerhouse, to a modern megalomaniac's uncompleted estate, they were deserted for reasons including politics, bankruptcy, personal tragedies, natural disasters, and changing tastes. This volume is a moving pictorial examination of worlds left behind.

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Author by Michael Kerrigan
Genre eBook History
Read Book 224
ISBN Number 1782748628

3 Books To Know Post Apocalyptic Fiction


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Welcome to the3 Books To Knowseries, our idea is to help readers learn about fascinating topics through three essential and relevant books. These carefully selected works can be fiction, non-fiction, historical documents or even biographies. We will always select for you three great works to instigate your mind, this time the topic is:Post-Apocalyptic Fiction Jack London's book place in 2073, sixty years after an uncontrollable epidemic has depopulated the planet. A former English professor is one of the survivors and he travels with his grandsons. The teacher tells the grandchildren the story of how the plague spread and how the world was before the devastation. In After London a long forgotten catastrophe devastates Europe and returns cities to nature. Good news for nature, bad news for human survivors, who live in an almost medieval state. The inventor of modern science fiction, Mary Shelley, also describes a world ravaged by disease where human societies invade into a state of horror and barbarism. This is one of many books in the series 3 Books To Know. If you liked this book, look for the other titles in the series, we are sure you will like some of the topics.

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Author by Mary Shelley
Genre eBook Fiction
Read Book 455
ISBN Number 9783968585383

Fourth Mansions


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Author by R. A. Lafferty
Genre eBook Fiction
Read Book 252
ISBN Number 9781880448960