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A Season of Splendor: The Court of Mrs. Astor in Gilded Age New York


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Oktober 2008

Beschreibung

Beschreibung

The splendor and the excesses of the 400 Families
Even after a hundred years, New York's 400 Families continue to captivate readers. This book brings to life this extraordinary era, from the people and their delicious scandals to their extravagant palaces and opulent balls--a time when Mrs. Astor held sway, the Vanderbilts rebuilt society, and New York was the most glamorous, most envied, and most condemned city in America.
Greg King (Everett, WA) is the author of the British bestseller The Duchess of Windsor: The Uncommon Life of Wallis Simpson (978-0-8065-2464-1), as well as The Court of the Last Tsar (978-0-471-72763-7), The Fate of the Romanovs (978-0-471-20768-9), and Twilight of Splendor (978-0-470-04439-1). He has appeared as an on-screen commentator for the BBC, the Discovery Channel, and A&E.


Inhaltsverzeichnis

Acknowledgments.Introduction.A Note on Currency.Prologue.Chapter 1: Mrs. Astor Holds Court.Chapter 2: The Vainglorious Vanderbilts.Chapter 3: Enter the Challenger.Chapter 4: The Society Lady.Chapter 5: The Society Gentleman.Chapter 6: The Court Jester.Chapter 7: The Arrivistes.Chapter 8: The Edifice Complex.Chapter 9: Palaces on Fifth Avenue.Chapter 10: Mrs. Astor Joins the Race.Chapter 11: Building for Eternity.Chapter 12: The Unseen Armies.Chapter 13: Clothing.Chapter 14: Jewelry.Chapter 15: Transportation.Chapter 16: Masters of the Hudson.Chapter 17: "The Inland Newport".Chapter 18: Monarch of the Smoky Mountains.Chapter 19: The Kingdom by the Sea.Chapter 20: Swells in Newport.Chapter 21: The Social Season.Chapter 22: The Society Dinner Party.Chapter 23: Society Balls.Chapter 24: The Dollar Princesses.Chapter 25: A Breath of Scandal.Chapter 26: Sailing to Oblivion.Epilogue.Bibliography.

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Greg King is the author of the British bestseller The Duchess of Windsor: The Uncommon Life of Wallis Simpson as well as The Court of the Last Tsar, The Fate of the Romanovs, and Twilight of Splendor. He has appeared as an onscreen commentator for the BBC, the Discovery Channel, and A&E.
EAN: 9780470185698
ISBN: 0470185694
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: JOHN WILEY & SONS INC
Erscheinungsdatum: Oktober 2008
Seitenanzahl: 508 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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