Fortune S Children

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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
File : 544 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780062288370


Fortune S Children

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Wall Street Journal Bestseller For fans of Downton Abbey, a real-life American version of the Crawley family—Fortune's Children is an enthralling true story that recreates the drama, splendor, and wealth of the legendary Vanderbilts. Vanderbilt: The very name is synonymous with the Gilded Age. The family patriarch, "the Commodore,” built a fortune that made him the world's richest man by 1877. Yet, less than fifty years after his death, no Vanderbilt was counted among the world's richest people. Written by descendant Arthur T. Vanderbilt II, Fortune's Children traces the dramatic and amazingly colorful history of this great American family, from the rise of industrialist and philanthropist Cornelius Vanderbilt to the fall of his progeny—wild spendthrifts whose profligacy bankrupted a vast inheritance.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Arthur T. Vanderbilt
Publisher : William Morrow Paperbacks
Release : 2012-12-26
File : 0 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0062224069


Fortune S Children

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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
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release : 1991-02-20
File : 514 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780688103866


Fortune S Children

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An account of a bygone world of privilege, money, power, and self-indulgence set in monumental mansions and country estates.

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Genre : Biography
Author : Arthur T. Vanderbilt
Publisher : William Morrow
Release : 1989
File : 552 Pages
ISBN-13 : UVA:X001610411


Children Of Uncertain Fortune

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By tracing the largely forgotten eighteenth-century migration of elite mixed-race individuals from Jamaica to Great Britain, Children of Uncertain Fortune reinterprets the evolution of British racial ideologies as a matter of negotiating family membership. Using wills, legal petitions, family correspondences, and inheritance lawsuits, Daniel Livesay is the first scholar to follow the hundreds of children born to white planters and Caribbean women of color who crossed the ocean for educational opportunities, professional apprenticeships, marriage prospects, or refuge from colonial prejudices. The presence of these elite children of color in Britain pushed popular opinion in the British Atlantic world toward narrower conceptions of race and kinship. Members of Parliament, colonial assemblymen, merchant kings, and cultural arbiters--the very people who decided Britain's colonial policies, debated abolition, passed marital laws, and arbitrated inheritance disputes--rubbed shoulders with these mixed-race Caribbean migrants in parlors and sitting rooms. Upper-class Britons also resented colonial transplants and coveted their inheritances; family intimacy gave way to racial exclusion. By the early nineteenth century, relatives had become strangers.

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Genre : History
Author : Daniel Livesay
Publisher : UNC Press Books
Release : 2018-01-11
File : 432 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781469634449


Child Of Fortune

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'A terrific novel' Angela Carter Koko won't do what is expected of her. Defying her family's wishes, she has brought up her eleven-year-old daughter alone in her apartment. And now, after a casual affair, she is unexpectedly pregnant again. What will this mean for her already troubled relationship with her daughter? As she faces the future, memories of her own childhood loss flood into her consciousness, threatening to overwhelm her. Combining the beauty and unease of a dream, this haunting novel is an unflinching portrayal of a woman's innermost fears and desires. 'As relevant today as when it was published ... at once powerfully uplifting and achingly sad' Japan Times

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Yuko Tsushima
Publisher : Penguin UK
Release : 2018-08-02
File : 160 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780241335048


Fortune S Secret Child

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On a sultry midnight eve, Dr. Shane Fortune came face-to-face with his past. For his "intruder" was the woman he'd once loved but foolishly let go. Now Cynthia McCree and her son were his reluctant houseguests. Her reasons for being under his roof were no secret. But Shane knew that Cynthia was harboring a secret. One that had to do with her son…who bore an uncanny resemblance to him!

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Shawna Delacorte
Publisher : Harlequin
Release : 2012-12-17
File : 192 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781460311240


Fortune S Child

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Theodora: actress, prostitute, mistress. And Byzantine Empress of the civilized world. Stephen: handsome Syrian boy, wizard's apprentice, palace eunuch. And Secretary to the Empress. How does this unlikely pair become such allies that one day Empress Theodora asks Stephen to write her biography? From a very young age, Theodora, daughter of a circus bearkeeper in Constantinople, sets her sights well above her station in life. Her exquisite beauty sets her apart on stages and in the eyes of men. Stephen, a Syrian lad of striking good looks, is sold by his parents to a Persian wizard, who teaches him a skill in languages that will serve him well. By the time Destiny brings them together in Antioch, Theodora has undergone heartrending trials and a transformation, while Stephen has been sold again . . . and castrated. Discover the enduring bond that, however imperfect, prompts Theodora--as Empress--to request palace eunuch Stephen to write her biography.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : James Conroyd Martin
Publisher :
Release : 2019-10-22
File : 398 Pages
ISBN-13 : 1734004304


Hired Husband

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With eyes as dark as night and a gaze that laid all secrets bare, Nick Valkov was the kind of man any smart woman would avoid. But dire circumstances forced levelheaded Caroline Fortune to proposition this compelling stranger…with marriage. Her family's fate rested in Nick's capable hands—and brilliant mind. Yet her proper upbringing hadn't prepared this reluctant bride for her husband's soul-stirring embrace. And neither expected that their practical union would lead them to dark hours of danger…and the ultimate surrender.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Rebecca Brandewyne
Publisher : Silhouette
Release : 2010-08-01
File : 384 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781426873157


Fortune S Favorite Child

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In this new biography, Maurer explores the troubled life of one of America's most prolific and idiosyncratic artists.

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Genre : Art
Author : Christopher Maurer
Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
Release : 2003
File : 434 Pages
ISBN-13 : 1578065399