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Vanderbilt: The Rise and Fall of an American Dynasty

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New York Instances best-selling writer and journalist Anderson Cooper groups with New York Instances best-selling historian and novelist Katherine Howe to chronicle the rise and fall of a legendary American dynasty – his mom’s household, the Vanderbilts.When 11-year-old Cornelius Vanderbilt started to work on his father’s small boat ferrying provides in New York Harbor originally of the nineteenth century, nobody might have imagined that at some point he would, by ruthlessness, crafty, and a pathological want for cash, construct two empires – one in delivery and one other in railroads – that might make him the richest man in America. His staggering fortune was fought over by his heirs after his demise in 1877, sowing familial discord that might by no means totally heal. Although his son Billy doubled the cash left by “the Commodore”, subsequent generations competed to search out new and ever extra extraordinary methods of spending it. By 2018, when the final Vanderbilt was pressured out of The Breakers – the 70-room summer time property in Newport, Rhode Island, that Cornelius’ grandson and namesake had constructed – the household would have been unrecognizable to the tycoon who began all of it.Now, the Commodore’s great-great-great-grandson, Anderson Cooper, joins with historian Katherine Howe to discover the story of his legendary household and their outsized affect. Cooper and Howe breathe life into the ancestors who constructed the household’s empire, basked within the Commodore’s wealth, hosted lavish galas, and have become synonymous with unfettered American capitalism and excessive society. Transferring from the hardscrabble wharves of outdated Manhattan to the lavish drawing rooms of Gilded Age Fifth Avenue, from the ornate summer time palaces of Newport to the courts of Europe, and all the best way to modern-day New York, Cooper and Howe wryly recount the triumphs and tragedies of an American dynasty not like another.Written with a singular insider’s viewpoint, this can be a rollicking, quintessentially American historical past as exceptional because the household it so vividly captures.Supplemental enhancement PDF accompanies the audiobook.PLEASE NOTE: While you buy this title, the accompanying PDF shall be accessible in your Audible Library together with the audio. 

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