Empty Mansions

Empty Mansions Author Bill Dedman
ISBN-10 9780345545565
Release 2013-09-10
Pages 496
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Janet Maslin, The New York Times • St. Louis Post-Dispatch Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more. When Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Bill Dedman noticed in 2009 a grand home for sale, unoccupied for nearly sixty years, he stumbled through a surprising portal into American history. Empty Mansions is a rich mystery of wealth and loss, connecting the Gilded Age opulence of the nineteenth century with a twenty-first-century battle over a $300 million inheritance. At its heart is a reclusive heiress named Huguette Clark, a woman so secretive that, at the time of her death at age 104, no new photograph of her had been seen in decades. Though she owned palatial homes in California, New York, and Connecticut, why had she lived for twenty years in a simple hospital room, despite being in excellent health? Why were her valuables being sold off? Was she in control of her fortune, or controlled by those managing her money? Dedman has collaborated with Huguette Clark’s cousin, Paul Clark Newell, Jr., one of the few relatives to have frequent conversations with her. Dedman and Newell tell a fairy tale in reverse: the bright, talented daughter, born into a family of extreme wealth and privilege, who secrets herself away from the outside world. Huguette was the daughter of self-made copper industrialist W. A. Clark, nearly as rich as Rockefeller in his day, a controversial senator, railroad builder, and founder of Las Vegas. She grew up in the largest house in New York City, a remarkable dwelling with 121 rooms for a family of four. She owned paintings by Degas and Renoir, a world-renowned Stradivarius violin, a vast collection of antique dolls. But wanting more than treasures, she devoted her wealth to buying gifts for friends and strangers alike, to quietly pursuing her own work as an artist, and to guarding the privacy she valued above all else. The Clark family story spans nearly all of American history in three generations, from a log cabin in Pennsylvania to mining camps in the Montana gold rush, from backdoor politics in Washington to a distress call from an elegant Fifth Avenue apartment. The same Huguette who was touched by the terror attacks of 9/11 held a ticket nine decades earlier for a first-class stateroom on the second voyage of the Titanic. Empty Mansions reveals a complex portrait of the mysterious Huguette and her intimate circle. We meet her extravagant father, her publicity-shy mother, her star-crossed sister, her French boyfriend, her nurse who received more than $30 million in gifts, and the relatives fighting to inherit Huguette’s copper fortune. Richly illustrated with more than seventy photographs, Empty Mansions is an enthralling story of an eccentric of the highest order, a last jewel of the Gilded Age who lived life on her own terms. Praise for Empty Mansions “An amazing story of profligate wealth . . . an outsized tale of rags-to-riches prosperity.”—The New York Times “An evocative and rollicking read, part social history, part hothouse mystery, part grand guignol.”—The Daily Beast “Fascinating . . . [a] haunting true-life tale.”—People “One of those incredible stories that you didn’t even know existed. It filled a void.”—Jon Stewart, The Daily Show “Thrilling . . . deliciously scandalous.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) From the Trade Paperback edition.



Empty Mansions

Empty Mansions Author Realbuzz Studios
ISBN-10 9781418580971
Release 2008-05-20
Pages 96
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You'll never discover the secret if you stay safe at home. Like generations before them, cadets Adam and Dawn have always lived aboard the asteroid. But past generations have never experienced a threat like this: Robotic Alien Technology (R.A.T.) is attacking the spaceship--with the intent to destroy everyone on board. Dawn and Adam are two of the best new Coupler pilots, but they're also famous for their clashes. When a family crisis and a R.A.T. sighting coincide, Dawn has to call on all her inner resources to stay focused on the mission. A deep space discovery lies ahead, threatening to forever alter the ship's future--and every life on it.



Die k hle Woge des Gl cks

Die k  hle Woge des Gl  cks Author Edith Wharton
ISBN-10 9783492985048
Release 2017-01-30
Pages 508
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»Sie hatte alles, was sie wollte, aber manchmal hatte sie das Gefühl, dass es noch Dinge gab, die sie vielleicht würde haben wollen, wenn sie von ihnen wüsste« Undine Spragg ist genauso skrupellos wie wunderschön. Sie hat nur ein Ziel: den Aufstieg in die bessere Gesellschaft. Als sich Ralph Marvell, der Spross einer der besten New Yorker Familien, in sie verliebt, scheint Undines Traum von Geld, Reichtum und Status in greifbarer Nähe. Doch schon während der Hochzeitsreise fürchtet die junge Frau, noch bessere Gelegenheiten zu verpassen. Bald ist ein neuer Verehrer gefunden, mit dem die schöne Undine auf der sozialen Leiter noch höher hinauf steigt. Ediths Whartons Roman über Reichtum und Schönheit hat auch 100 Jahre nach seinem Erscheinen nichts an Aktualität eingebüßt. »Die kühle Woge des Glücks« – jetzt erstmalig bei Piper Edition erhältlich



Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes Author Arthur Conan Doyle
ISBN-10 UOM:39015086838276
Release 1903
Pages 431
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Sherlock Holmes has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Sherlock Holmes also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Sherlock Holmes book for free.



Ein Cottage am Meer

Ein Cottage am Meer Author Maeve Binchy
ISBN-10 9783426422915
Release 2014-02-26
Pages 400
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Das Stone House ist eine zauberhafte Pension im Westen Irlands. Hier begegnen sich Menschen, die sich im Alltag nie begegnen würden, hier ereignet sich so manche Tragödie – und hier trifft der Leser auf gute Bekannte aus früheren Binchy-Bestsellern. Für sie und all die anderen Gäste wird der Aufenthalt zu einem schicksalhaften Erlebnis, das Augen öffnet und Hoffnungen zerstört, das Träume wahr werden lässt und die Weichen noch einmal ganz anders stellt.



Class book of modern science

Class book of modern science Author
ISBN-10 OXFORD:590238460
Release 1868
Pages
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Class book of modern science has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Class book of modern science also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Class book of modern science book for free.



Class Book of Modern Science An introduction to the leading principles and phenomena of physical science etc

Class Book of Modern Science  An introduction to the leading principles and phenomena of physical science  etc Author
ISBN-10 BL:A0018317405
Release 1868
Pages 320
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Class Book of Modern Science An introduction to the leading principles and phenomena of physical science etc has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Class Book of Modern Science An introduction to the leading principles and phenomena of physical science etc also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Class Book of Modern Science An introduction to the leading principles and phenomena of physical science etc book for free.



Mit deinen Augen

Mit deinen Augen Author Kaui Hart Hemmings
ISBN-10 9783641024574
Release 2009-03-11
Pages 384
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Berührend, klug, unvergesslich – eine großartige Entdeckung Für Matthew bricht eine Welt zusammen, als seine Frau nach einem Unfall nicht mehr aus dem Koma erwacht. Joanie war seine große Liebe – sein Leben. Nun steht er seinen beiden Teenager-Töchtern allein gegenüber, muss Trost spenden, für sie da sein. Oder ist es umgekehrt? Es sind Scottie und Alex, die ihrem Vater beistehen, als er erfährt, dass Joanie ihn jahrelang betrogen hat. Mit Verstand und Gefühl meistern sie es zu dritt, in einer Welt anzukommen, die nicht mehr dieselbe ist ... Für alle Leserinnen von Anita Shreve, Anna McPartlin und Marc Levy.



Eastern Life

Eastern Life Author Harriet Martineau
ISBN-10 HARVARD:32044037714953
Release 1848
Pages 523
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Eastern Life has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Eastern Life also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Eastern Life book for free.



Spuk in Hill House

Spuk in Hill House Author Shirley Jackson
ISBN-10 9783942261531
Release 2013-10-04
Pages 294
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Der Horror-Klassiker von US-Bestseller-Autorin Shirley Jackson! Sein Leben lang hatte er nach einem echten Spukhaus gesucht. Als er von Hill House hörte, war er zuerst skeptisch gewesen, dann erwartungsvoll und dann unbeirrbar. Er war nicht der Mann, der sich ein Haus wie dieses, wenn er es einmal gefunden hatte, wieder entgehen ließ. Die Methode, nach der er vorzugehen gedachte, leitete sich von den Methoden der unerschrockenen Geisterjäger des neunzehnten Jahrhunderts her; er wollte eine Zeitlang dort wohnen und sehen, was passierte ...



Das Herzenh ren

Das Herzenh  ren Author Jan-Philipp Sendker
ISBN-10 9783641092597
Release 2012-07-12
Pages 304
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Die junge New Yorker Anwältin Julia Win hat sich noch nie so fremd gefühlt wie in Kalaw, diesem malerischen, in den Bergen Birmas versteckten Dorf. Hierher hatte sie die Suche nach ihrem Vater geführt, der vor vier Jahren plötzlich verschwunden war. Ein vierzig Jahre alter Liebesbrief von ihm, gerichtet an eine Unbekannte, hatte Julia auf diese Spur gebracht. Und nun lauscht sie in dieser magischen Umgebung den Worten eines alten Mannes, der ihr die geheimnisvolle Geschichte ihres Vaters erzählt ...



Out of Passau

Out of Passau Author Anna Rosmus
ISBN-10 1570035083
Release 2004-01
Pages 206
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Born in 1960 to a middle-class Roman Catholic family, Rosmus had lived in Passau, Germany, her entire life, yet she was unaware that the father of Heinrich Himmler had once been a professor at the college-preparatory high school she attended or that Adolf Hitler and other prominent Nazi Party members had grown up just across the Danube River in Austria. Since Rosmus had no knowledge of these and other Nazi affiliations and activities in her hometown, she embarked on her essay project confident that the Passau citizenry would be proud of her findings. Rosmus had no inkling she had just begun what would become a lifelong effort to uncover Passau's buried complicity in the crimes of the Nazi state - an effort that would bring overwhelming gratitude from the international Jewish community but contempt and ostracism from the people whom she had known all her life.



Bittersweet

Bittersweet Author Miranda Beverly-Whittemore
ISBN-10 3458361472
Release 2016-05-08
Pages 420
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Bittersweet has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Bittersweet also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Bittersweet book for free.



Indian mansions

Indian mansions Author Sarah Tillotson
ISBN-10 UVA:X004262802
Release 1998-01-01
Pages 212
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Indian Mansions follows the course of a day in the life of a haveli, expanding specific events to examine wider patterns of life, and combining individual observations with the historical background. The book draws on written accounts, from the diary of the Mughal Emperor Babur to the reminiscences of those who worked for the British East India Company, and it is brought up to date by the author s first-hand interviews with those who live in the havelis today.



Europe s Angry Muslims

Europe s Angry Muslims Author Robert Leiken
ISBN-10 9780199752621
Release 2011-02-15
Pages 368
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Europe's Angry Muslims traces the routes, expectations and destinies of immigrant parents and the plight of their children, transporting both the general reader and specialist from immigrants' ancestral villages to their new enclaves in Europe. It guides readers through Islamic nomenclature, chronicles the motive force of the Islamist narrative, offers them lively portraits of jihadists, and takes them inside radical mosques and into the minds of suicide bombers. Through interviews of former radicals and security agents and examination of the sermons of radical imams, Robert Leiken presents an unsentimental yet compassionate account of Islam's growing presence in the West. His nuanced and authoritative analysis-historical, sociological, theological and anthropological-warns that conflating rioters and Islamists, folk and fundamentalist Muslims, pietists and jihadis, and immigrants and their children is the method of strategic incoherence. Now with a new preface analyzing the rise of ISIL, this book offers a cogent overview of how global terror and its responding foreign policy interacts with the lives of Muslim, first-and second generation immigrants in Europe.



The Blue Hour

The Blue Hour Author Lilian Pizzichini
ISBN-10 9781408813072
Release 2010-05-03
Pages 336
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Jean Rhys was an artist of brilliance and fury best known for her late literary masterpiece, Wide Sargasso Sea. But she was also a woman in constant psychological turmoil, whose blazing talent rescued her time and time again from the abyss. Lilian Pizzichini follows Rhys from her girlhood in Dominica, through three failed marriages and five misunderstood books, up to her death in 1979. This is an unforgettable portrait of a woman whose writing was both her life and her lifeline.



A Companion to American Art

A Companion to American Art Author John Davis
ISBN-10 9781118542491
Release 2015-01-30
Pages 680
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A Companion to American Art presents 35 newly-commissioned essays by leading scholars that explore the methodology, historiography, and current state of the field of American art history. Features contributions from a balance of established and emerging scholars, art and architectural historians, and other specialists Includes several paired essays to emphasize dialogue and debate between scholars on important contemporary issues in American art history Examines topics such as the methodological stakes in the writing of American art history, changing ideas about what constitutes “Americanness,” and the relationship of art to public culture Offers a fascinating portrait of the evolution and current state of the field of American art history and suggests future directions of scholarship