Combining elements of biography and social history, a portrait of the Vanderbilt women exposes the hidden side of one of America's wealthiest and most influential families
Die Inhaltsangabe kann sich auf eine andere Ausgabe dieses Titels beziehen.
Clarice Stasz is the author of The Vanderbilt Women (1991) and American Dreamers (1990). She is a professor of history at Sonoma State University and lives in Petaluma, California.From Publishers Weekly:
Many biographers of the rich have not been sympathetic, and they have been particularly ungenerous to the females in such families, dismissing them as social butterflies, suggests Stasz ( American Dreamers ). That the Vanderbilt women by and large must be taken seriously is convincingly proved by this lively scholarly account of the social/financial dynasty from 1650 to the present, with the emphasis on the last century. Of special interest are discussions of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney (1875-1942), a sculptor, who recovered from a singularly unhappy marriage by dedicating herself to a series of male and female lovers and by establishing Manhattan's Whitney Museum of American Art; Alva Smith Vanderbilt (1853-1933), who put aside her frenetic efforts to become New York City's social arbiter to play a significant role in the women's suffrage movement; and today's Gloria, "the Poor Little Rich Girl," subjected to a vicious custody battle as a child, who found contentment in her fourth marriage and a successful business career. Photos not seen by PW.
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.
„Über diesen Titel“ kann sich auf eine andere Ausgabe dieses Titels beziehen.