Empty Mansions
  • Author : Bill Dedman
  • Release Date : 01 July 2022
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 470
  • ISBN 13 : 9780345534538
Ratings: 3.5
From 69 Voters
Get This Book

Download Or Read Empty Mansions eBook PDF

Book excerpt: 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.

Empty Mansions

Empty Mansions

Author : Bill Dedman,Paul Clark Newell (Jr.)
Publisher : Ballantine Books
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Get Book

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....

The Phantom of Fifth Avenue

The Phantom of Fifth Avenue

Author : Meryl Gordon
Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Get Book

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. ...

Fortune s Children

Fortune s Children

Author : Arthur T. Vanderbilt, II
Publisher : Harper Collins
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Get Book

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 ...

Empty Mansions

Empty Mansions

Author : Realbuzz Studios
Publisher : Harper Collins
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Get Book

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 ...

When the Astors Owned New York

When the Astors Owned New York

Author : Justin Kaplan
Publisher : Penguin
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Get Book

In this marvelous anecdotal history, Justin Kaplan––Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer of Mark Twain––vividly brings to life a glittering, bygone age. Endowed with the largest private fortunes of their day, cousins John Jacob Astor IV and William Waldorf Astor vied for primacy in New York society, producing the grandest hotels ...

Abandoned Palaces

Abandoned Palaces

Author : Michael Kerrigan
Publisher : Abandoned
Genre : History
Get Book

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 ...

Murder at the Mansions

Murder at the Mansions

Author : Sara Rosett
Publisher : Sara Rosett
Genre : Fiction
Get Book

South Regent Mansions has all the modern conveniences . . . including murder London, February, 1924. Discreet sleuth for the high society set, Olive Belgrave is delighted with her new flat at South Regent Mansions where she’s made several friends, including the modern career woman, Minerva, who draws a popular cartoon about a ...

The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau Banks

The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau Banks

Author : E. Lockhart
Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Get Book

The hilarious and razor-sharp story of how one girl went from geek to patriarchy-smashing criminal mastermind in two short years, from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of We Were Liars and Genuine Fraud. Frankie Landau-Banks at age 14: Debate Club. Her father's "bunny rabbit." A mildly geeky girl attending a ...

Gilded Mansions

Gilded Mansions

Author : Wayne Craven
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Genre : Architecture
Get Book

The Gilded Age (1865-1918) saw the sudden rise of America's first High Society, including such prominent families as the Astors, Whitneys, and Vanderbilts. As an aristocracy based on fortunes recently acquired, these families endeavored to live like Europe's blue-blooded nobility, shedding Puritan restraint as they joyously flaunted their new wealth--especially ...

The Decagon House Murders

The Decagon House Murders

Author : Yukito Ayatsuji
Publisher : Pushkin Vertigo
Genre : Fiction
Get Book

A hugely enjoyable, page-turning murder mystery with one of the best and most-satisfying conclusions you'll ever read: clever enough that you're unlikely to guess it, but simple enough that you'll kick yourself when it's revealed. That's what has made it a classic in Japan, and what readers of this first ...

Twilight Man

Twilight Man

Author : Liz Brown
Publisher : Penguin
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Get Book

"Twilight Man is biography, romance, and nonfiction mystery, carrying with it the bite of fiction." -- Los Angeles Review of Books “In Twilight Man, Liz Brown uncovers a noir fairytale, a new glimpse into the opulent Gilded Age empire of the Clark family.” —Bill Dedman, co-author of The New York ...

Abandoned

Abandoned

Author : Anonim
Publisher : Random House
Genre : Photography
Get Book

The places time forgot From the magical empty theatres of Detroit to the lost playgrounds of Chernobyl, there are places across the globe that were once a hub of activity, but are now abandoned and in decay. With nature creeping in and reclaiming these spots, we are left with eerie ...

The Gilded Age in New York  1870 1910

The Gilded Age in New York 1870 1910

Author : Esther Crain
Publisher : Black Dog & Leventhal
Genre : History
Get Book

The drama, expansion, mansions and wealth of New York City's transformative Gilded Age era, from 1870 to 1910, captured in a magnificently illustrated hardcover. In forty short years, New York City suddenly became a city of skyscrapers, subways, streetlights, and Central Park, as well as sprawling bridges that connected the once-distant boroughs. ...

Sofonisba Anguissola

Sofonisba Anguissola

Author : Ilya Sandra Perlingieri,Rizzoli
Publisher : Rizzoli International Publications
Genre : Painters
Get Book

Traces the life of the Italian artist who was an apprentice to Michelangelo and court painter to King Philip II of Spain, and discusses her major paintings...