The Vanderbilts by Jerry E. Patterson audiobook

The Vanderbilts

By Jerry E. Patterson
Read by Ray Childs

Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing
6.41 Hours Unabridged
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In The Vanderbilts, the family’s astounding story is told in full: from the farmstead beginnings of the Commodore on Staten Island to the pinnacle of wealth, fame, and social standing achieved by the legendary Vanderbilt ladies—Consuelo, Alva, Grace, Gertrude, and Gloria. The text traces the commercial machinations that established their fortune and the Vanderbilt mania for house building that engaged some of America’s finest designers and architects.

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Summary

Summary

In The Vanderbilts, the family’s astounding story is told in full: from the farmstead beginnings of the Commodore on Staten Island to the pinnacle of wealth, fame, and social standing achieved by the legendary Vanderbilt ladies—Consuelo, Alva, Grace, Gertrude, and Gloria. The text traces the commercial machinations that established their fortune and the Vanderbilt mania for house building that engaged some of America’s finest designers and architects.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Those fond of the smell of money will adore this book.” Publishers Weekly
“Those fascinated by this American ‘royal family’ will find much food for thought.” AudioFile
“Slightly spicy chronicle…Fun, but very light, reading.” Library Journal

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Author

Author Bio: Jerry E. Patterson

Author Bio: Jerry E. Patterson

Jerry E. Patterson has written many books, including Fifth Avenue: The Best AddressThe Vanderbilts, and The Best Families: The Town and Country Social Directory, 1846–1996. He has lectured on the history of American society, appeared on A&E’s documentary The Rich in America, and is a regular on PBS’s Antiques Roadshow.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 6.41
Audience: Adult
Language: English