Vanderbilt

Written By Anderson Cooper
Vanderbilt
  • Publsiher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 21 September 2021
  • ISBN : 006296464X
  • Pages : 336 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 1 reviews
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Read or download book entitled Vanderbilt written by Anderson Cooper which was release on 21 September 2021, this book published by HarperCollins. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: 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

Vanderbilt
  • Author : Anderson Cooper,Katherine Howe
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2021-09-21
  • Total pages : 336
  • ISBN : 006296464X
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Summary : 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 ...

Vanderbilt Mansion

Vanderbilt Mansion
  • Author : Charles W. Snell
  • Publisher : Government Printing Office
  • Release Date : 1997-06
  • Total pages : 56
  • ISBN : 006296464X
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Summary : National Park Service Handbook 32....

The Vanderbilt Women

The Vanderbilt Women
  • Author : Clarice Stasz
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Total pages : 500
  • ISBN : 006296464X
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Summary : Lucius Beebe said that "The nearest thing to a royal family that has ever appeared on the American scene was the Vanderbilts … their vendettas, their armies of servitors, partisans and sycophants, their love affairs, scandals, and shortcomings, all were the stuff of an imperial routine." Stasz reveals new facts and ...

Commodore Vanderbilt

Commodore Vanderbilt
  • Author : Arthur D. Howden Smith
  • Publisher : Cosimo, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2007-06-01
  • Total pages : 400
  • ISBN : 006296464X
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Summary : Corneel flung up that lion head of his, a mingling of amusement and resentment mirrored in his frosty eyes. "Steamship, gal," he corrected. "Steamboats don't go to sea. The Prometheus is the sightliest craft in these waters. I didn't see her beat in England, either. And I'll tell ye something ...

Vanderbilt Mansion

Vanderbilt Mansion
  • Author : Charles W. Snell
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1960
  • Total pages : 52
  • ISBN : 006296464X
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Cornelius Vanderbilt

Cornelius Vanderbilt
  • Author : Cassandra Schumacher
  • Publisher : Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC
  • Release Date : 2019-07-15
  • Total pages : 128
  • ISBN : 006296464X
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Summary : 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 ...

The Vanderbilt Women

The Vanderbilt Women
  • Author : Clarice Stasz, New England Publishing Associates Inc
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release Date : 2000-01-25
  • Total pages : 500
  • ISBN : 006296464X
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Summary : Lucius Beebe said that "The nearest thing to a royal family that has ever appeared on the American scene was the Vanderbilts … their vendettas, their armies of servitors, partisans and sycophants, their love affairs, scandals, and shortcomings, all were the stuff of an imperial routine." Stasz reveals new facts and ...

Vanderbilt s Biltmore

Vanderbilt s Biltmore
  • Author : Robert Wernick
  • Publisher : New Word City
  • Release Date : 2018-03-12
  • Total pages : 25
  • ISBN : 006296464X
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Summary : 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 ...

William H Vanderbilt s Gift of an Egyptian Obelisk Cleopatra s Needle

William H Vanderbilt s Gift of an Egyptian Obelisk  Cleopatra s Needle
  • Author : Henry H Gorringe
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release Date : 2021-10-21
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 006296464X
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William H Vanderbilt s House and Collection Volumes 1 3

William H Vanderbilt s House and Collection Volumes 1 3
  • Author : Edward Strahan
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release Date : 2021-10-21
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 006296464X
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William H Vanderbilt s House and Collection Volume 7 thru 10

William H Vanderbilt s House and Collection Volume 7 thru 10
  • Author : Edward Strahan
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release Date : 2021-10-21
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 006296464X
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William H Vanderbilt s House and Collection Volume 4 thru 6

William H Vanderbilt s House and Collection Volume 4 thru 6
  • Author : Edward Strahan
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release Date : 2021-10-21
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 006296464X
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Summary : Download or read online William H Vanderbilt s House and Collection Volume 4 thru 6 written by Edward Strahan, published by Lulu.com which was released on . Get William H Vanderbilt s House and Collection Volume 4 thru 6 Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....

Tycoon s War

Tycoon s War
  • Author : Stephen Dando-Collins
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2009-09-22
  • Total pages : 400
  • ISBN : 006296464X
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Summary : Written by a master storyteller, Tycoon's War is the remarkable account of an epic imperialist duel—a violent battle of the capitalist versus the idealist, money versus ambition, and a monumental clash of egos that resulted in the deaths of thousands of Americans. This incredible true story—impeccably researched and ...

The Merchants Magazine and Commercial Review

The Merchants  Magazine and Commercial Review
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1859
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 006296464X
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Merchants Magazine and Commercial Review

Merchants  Magazine and Commercial Review
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1859
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 006296464X
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