Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt
Publisher HarperCollins
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Category History
Total Pages 336
ISBN 9780062964649
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New York Times bestselling author and journalist Anderson Cooper teams with New York Times bestselling historian and novelist Katherine Howe to chronicle the rise and fall of a legendary American dynasty—his mother’s family, the Vanderbilts. When eleven-year-old Cornelius Vanderbilt began to work on his father’s small boat ferrying supplies in New York Harbor at the beginning of the nineteenth century, no one could have imagined that one day he would, through ruthlessness, cunning, and a pathological desire for money, build two empires—one in shipping and another in railroads—that would make him the richest man in America. His staggering fortune was fought over by his heirs after his death in 1877, sowing familial discord that would never fully heal. Though his son Billy doubled the money left by “the Commodore,” subsequent generations competed to find new and ever more extraordinary ways of spending it. By 2018, when the last Vanderbilt was forced out of The Breakers—the seventy-room summer estate in Newport, Rhode Island, that Cornelius’s grandson and namesake had built—the family would have been unrecognizable to the tycoon who started it all. Now, the Commodore’s great-great-great-grandson Anderson Cooper, joins with historian Katherine Howe to explore the story of his legendary family and their outsized influence. Cooper and Howe breathe life into the ancestors who built the family’s empire, basked in the Commodore’s wealth, hosted lavish galas, and became synonymous with unfettered American capitalism and high society. Moving from the hardscrabble wharves of old Manhattan to the lavish drawing rooms of Gilded Age Fifth Avenue, from the ornate summer palaces of Newport to the courts of Europe, and all the way to modern-day New York, Cooper and Howe wryly recount the triumphs and tragedies of an American dynasty unlike any other. Written with a unique insider’s viewpoint, this is a rollicking, quintessentially American history as remarkable as the family it so vividly captures.

Vanderbilt
  • Author : Anderson Cooper,Katherine Howe
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2021-09-21

New York Times bestselling author and journalist Anderson Cooper teams with New York Times bestselling historian and novelist Katherine Howe to chronicle the rise and fall of a legendary American dynasty—his mother’s family, the Vanderbilts. When eleven-year-old Cornelius Vanderbilt began to work on his father’s small boat

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Vanderbilt
  • Author : Anderson Cooper,Katherine Howe
  • Publisher : HarperLuxe
  • Release Date : 2021-09-21

CNN anchor and New York Times bestselling author Anderson Cooper teams with New York Times bestselling historian and novelist Katherine Howe to chronicle the rise and fall of a legendary American dynasty--his mother's family, the Vanderbilts. Few names are as synonymous with wealth and glamour as "Vanderbilt." When Cornelius Vanderbilt,

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Vanderbilt Mansion
  • Author : Charles W. Snell
  • Publisher : Government Printing Office
  • Release Date : 1997-06

National Park Service Handbook 32.

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Beginners
  • Author : Tom Vanderbilt
  • Publisher : Knopf
  • Release Date : 2021-01-05

"Beginners is ultimately about more than learning. It's about the possibilities that reside in all of us." --Daniel H. Pink, New York Times best-selling author of When, Drive, and To Sell is Human The best-selling author of Traffic and You May Also Like gives us an inspirational journey into the

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Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt
  • Author : Steven H. Gittelman,Emily Gittelman
  • Publisher : Hamilton Books
  • Release Date : 2013-06-13

At a young age, Alfred Vanderbilt inherited a massive fortune of $40 million and control of the Vanderbilt railroading empire. With no interest in business matters, the youth squandered his wealth on horses and women on two continents. None of the Vanderbilts gave as much fuel for gossip to the curious

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Cornelius Vanderbilt
  • Author : Cassandra Schumacher
  • Publisher : Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC
  • Release Date : 2019-07-15

Cornelius Vanderbilt was born for business. Though poorly educated, he built an empire on steam power and died a millionaire. Fueled by the spirit of competition and possessing a brilliant mind for business, Vanderbilt became the first true industrial tycoon. He dominated the shipping industry with steamboats and railroads. Vanderbilt

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Vanderbilt Football
  • Author : Bill Traughber
  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Release Date : 2011-09-08

In the Southeastern Conference arguably the most historic and competitive conference in all of college football the more blue-collar programs often get overshadowed by the dynasties (read: Alabama). So it has been with Vanderbilt's football history. Yet Vandy is one of the South's, and the country's, most historic universities. Not

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Vanderbilt Mansion
  • Author : Charles W. Snell
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1960

Read online Vanderbilt Mansion written by Charles W. Snell, published by which was released on 1960. Download full Vanderbilt Mansion Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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Cornelius Vanderbilt and the Railroad Industry
  • Author : Therese M. Shea
  • Publisher : The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
  • Release Date : 2016-07-15

In the 19th century, Cornelius Vanderbilt amassed great wealth through his steamship and railroad ventures. Best remembered for building the New York Central Railroad, Vanderbilt’s name has gone down in history as one of the greatest entrepreneurs in U.S. history. Readers will learn why through this biographical text,

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Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site  New York
  • Author : United States. National Park Service
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1942

Read online Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site New York written by United States. National Park Service, published by which was released on 1942. Download full Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site New York Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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Fortune s Children
  • Author : Arthur T. Vanderbilt, II
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2013-04-16

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

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Vanderbilt s Biltmore
  • Author : Robert Wernick
  • Publisher : New Word City
  • Release Date : 2018-03-12

The original sketch for the Biltmore, George Washington Vanderbilt's grand estate in the mountains near Asheville, North Carolina, laid out plans for a modest Tuscan villa. But ambition quickly took wing. The house swelled to 225 rooms and became - until 2012 when it was topped by the home of a billionaire

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Eagle s Nest  The William K  Vanderbilt II Estate
  • Author : Stephanie Gress
  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Release Date : 2015

Designed and constructed by the eminent New York City architectural firm of Warren & Wetmore, Eagle's Nest estate is the easternmost Gold Coast mansion on Long Island's affluent North Shore. From 1910 to 1944, the palatial Spanish Revival estate was the summer home of William K. Vanderbilt II, great-grandson of Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt.

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Cultural Landscape Report for the Vanderbilt Mansion Formal Gardens
  • Author : John William Hammond
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2011

Read online Cultural Landscape Report for the Vanderbilt Mansion Formal Gardens written by John William Hammond, published by which was released on 2011. Download full Cultural Landscape Report for the Vanderbilt Mansion Formal Gardens Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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Cornelius Vanderbilt and the Railroad Industry
  • Author : Lewis K. Parker
  • Publisher : The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
  • Release Date : 2002-12-15

A short biography of Cornelius Vanderbilt, the steamship and railroad tycoon, focusing on his success as a business man.

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