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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.

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


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?

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


Empty Mansions

Empty Mansions

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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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Author : Realbuzz Studios
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release : 2008-05-20
Total Pages : 96 Pages
ISBN : 9781418580971


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.

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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.

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


The Death Of Santini

The Death Of Santini

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “A brilliant storyteller, a master of sarcasm, and a hallucinatory stylist whose obsession with the impress of the past on the present binds him to Southern literary tradition.”—The Boston Globe Pat Conroy’s great success as a writer has always been intimately linked with the exploration of his family history. As the oldest of seven children who were dragged from military base to military base across the South, Pat bore witness to the often cruel and violent behavior of his father, Marine Corps fighter pilot Donald Patrick Conroy. While the publication of The Great Santini brought Pat much acclaim, the rift it caused brought even more attention, fracturing an already battered family. But as Pat tenderly chronicles here, even the oldest of wounds can heal. In the final years of Don Conroy’s life, the Santini unexpectedly refocused his ire to defend his son’s honor. The Death of Santini is a heart-wrenching act of reckoning whose ultimate conclusion is that love can soften even the meanest of men, lending significance to the oft-quoted line from Pat’s novel The Prince of Tides: “In families there are no crimes beyond forgiveness.” Praise for The Death of Santini “A painful, lyrical, addictive read that [Pat Conroy’s] fans won’t want to miss.”—People “Conroy’s conviction pulls you fleetly through the book, as does the potency of his bond with his family, no matter their sins.”—The New York Times Book Review “Vital, large-hearted and often raucously funny.”—The Washington Post “Conroy writes athletically and beautifully, slicing through painful memories like a point guard splitting the defense.”—Minneapolis Star Tribune

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Pat Conroy
Publisher : Dial Press
Release : 2013-10-29
Total Pages : 352 Pages
ISBN : 9780385530859


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

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


Clarence Darrow

Clarence Darrow

A portrait of the legendary defense attorney and progressive covers his decision to advocate on behalf of disadvantaged groups, his campaign against Jim Crow policies, and his achievements in headline-making trials.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : John A. Farrell
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2012-05-01
Total Pages : 561 Pages
ISBN : 9780767927598


Out Of Sight 2 Invisible People

Out Of Sight 2 Invisible People

Nocturnal excursions enable Rakvir Stagarnik to gain useful information about who killed the Kerkrander and how the two Thanians were involved. Tracking some of these people leads to an empty house in a wealthy quarter of Ralchis and the realisation that a huge conspiracy is taking place. Through the intervention of a corrupt merchant and an old friend, Rakvir and Arhilka are able to put pressure on a high-placed merchant adventurer, while continuing the pretence of negotiating the sale of their "ghan." But before he confesses, he is captured and murdered by people who remain largely invisible. "Out of sight - 2 Invisible people" is the second of three volumes where Rakvir and Arhilka Stagarnik investigate murder and corruption in the City of Ralchis. It is part of the series which include "Through Fire" and "By Water," set in a distant planet, not too dissimilar from our own, written by Richard Hernaman Allen, a former Commissioner of Customs & Excise.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Richard Hernaman Allen
Publisher : Lulu.com
Release : 2017-03-22
Total Pages : 454 Pages
ISBN : 9781326967376


The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby (1925) is a novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Published at the height of Fitzgerald’s career as a leading writer of American fiction, The Great Gatsby was reviewed poorly by contemporary critics, but has since been recognized as a groundbreaking work for its vision of American decadence and decay. Adapted into several influential films and adored by generations of readers and writers, The Great Gatsby is not only Fitzgerald’s crowning achievement, but one of the finest novels ever written. Nick Carraway is a young veteran and Yale graduate who moves to New York in search of work. He rents a bungalow on Long Island next door to the extravagant mansion of Jay Gatsby, a magnanimous millionaire with a mysterious past. There, he reconnects with his distant cousin Daisy and her husband Tom Buchanan, a flagrant philanderer who brings Nick to the city in order to spend time with Myrtle, his impoverished mistress. Soon, he receives an invitation to a party at the Gatsby mansion, where he gets terribly drunk and meets his neighbor, who swears they served together in the Great War. As time goes by, the two begin a tenuous friendship bolstered by stories of the war and a mutual fondness for alcohol. When Nick discovers that Gatsby and Daisy have a complicated history with one another, he starts to question not only the nature of his neighbor’s kindness, but his own desire to make it big in New York. The Great Gatsby is a tragic tale of ambition and romance set in the Roaring Twenties, a decade born from war and lost to economic disaster. With a beautifully designed cover and professionally typeset manuscript, this new edition of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby is a classic work of American literature reimagined for modern readers.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : F. Scott Fitzgerald
Publisher : Graphic Arts Books
Release : 2021-04-27
Total Pages : 134 Pages
ISBN : 9781513285023