Empty Mansions 2

Empty Mansions

Empty Mansions

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.

Download now

Product Details :

Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Bill Dedman
Publisher : Ballantine Books
Release : 2014
Total Pages : 470 Pages
ISBN : 9780345534538


Abandoned Mansions Of Ireland

Abandoned Mansions Of Ireland

A stunning collection of photographs of abandoned Irish country mansions, offering a glimpse into what were some of Ireland's most distinguished homes.

Download now

Product Details :

Genre :
Author : Tarquin Blake
Publisher :
Release : 2016-05-16
Total Pages : 348 Pages
ISBN : 1848892780


The Phantom Of Fifth Avenue

The Phantom Of Fifth Avenue

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?

Download now

Product Details :

Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Meryl Gordon
Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
Release : 2014-05-27
Total Pages : 400 Pages
ISBN : 9781455512645


Fortune S Children

Fortune S Children

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.

Download now

Product Details :

Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Arthur T. Vanderbilt, II
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release : 2013-04-16
Total Pages : 544 Pages
ISBN : 9780062288370


Gone Away Lake

Gone Away Lake

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

Download now

Product Details :

Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Author : Elizabeth Enright
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release : 2000
Total Pages : 256 Pages
ISBN : 0152022724


When The Astors Owned New York

When The Astors Owned New York

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 ever seen in a marriage of ostentation and efficiency that transformed American social behavior. Kaplan exposes it all in exquisite detail, taking readers from the 1890s to the Roaring Twenties in a combination of biography, history, architectural appreciation, and pure reading pleasure

Download now

Product Details :

Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Justin Kaplan
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2006-06-01
Total Pages : 208 Pages
ISBN : 9781101218815


Great Houses Of New York 1880 1930

Great Houses Of New York 1880 1930

A stunning volume documenting the architecture of more that forty structures, providing a history of the families that commissioned them. A unique blend of social and architectural history. SELLING POINTS: Documents the architecture of more than forty structures, and provides a history of the families that commissioned them Includes 300 archival images, along with floor plans and maps of the city Unique blend of social and architectural history 460 duotone illustrations

Download now

Product Details :

Genre : Architecture
Author : Michael C. Kathrens
Publisher : Acanthus PressLlc
Release : 2005
Total Pages : 383 Pages
ISBN : UCSD:31822035159730


Mark Z Danielewski S House Of Leaves

Mark Z Danielewski S House Of Leaves

A family relocates to a small house on Ash Tree Lane and discovers that the inside of their new home seems to be without boundaries

Download now

Product Details :

Genre : Fiction
Author : Mark Z. Danielewski
Publisher : Pantheon
Release : 2000
Total Pages : 709 Pages
ISBN : 9780375420528


The Book Thief

The Book Thief

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • ONE OF TIME MAGAZINE’S 100 BEST YA BOOKS OF ALL TIME The extraordinary, beloved novel about the ability of books to feed the soul even in the darkest of times. When Death has a story to tell, you listen. It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement. In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak, author of I Am the Messenger, has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time. “The kind of book that can be life-changing.” —The New York Times “Deserves a place on the same shelf with The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank.” —USA Today DON’T MISS BRIDGE OF CLAY, MARKUS ZUSAK’S FIRST NOVEL SINCE THE BOOK THIEF.

Download now

Product Details :

Genre : Young Adult Fiction
Author : Markus Zusak
Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers
Release : 2007-12-18
Total Pages : 592 Pages
ISBN : 9780307433848


Empty Houses

Empty Houses

Download now

Product Details :

Genre :
Author : Brenda Navarro
Publisher :
Release : 2020-10-17
Total Pages : 224 Pages
ISBN : 1911547682