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Empty Mansions

Empty Mansions
The Mysterious Story of Huguette Clark and the Loss of One of the World's Greatest Fortunes

by Paul Clark Newell Jr,Bill Dedman

  • Publisher : Atlantic Books Ltd
  • Release : 2013-11-28
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN : 178239477X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Empty Mansions is a rich mystery of wealth and loss, connecting the Gilded Age opulence of nineteenth-century America 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? Huguette Clark 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. 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.

Empty Mansions

Empty Mansions
The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune

by Bill Dedman,Paul Clark Newell, Jr.

  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release : 2013-09-10
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN : 0345545567
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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 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.

Empty Mansions

Empty Mansions
Couplers Series Book #2

by Realbuzz Studios

  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release : 2008-05-20
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN : 141858097X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Empty Mansions

Empty Mansions
A Book

by Realbuzz Studios

  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Release : 2008
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN : 9781595544179
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

The Amateur authors' magazine

The Amateur authors' magazine
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1868
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Eastern Life

Eastern Life
Present and Past

by Harriet Martineau

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1876
  • Pages : 494
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Class-book of modern science, by F. and T.A. Bullock

Class-book of modern science, by F. and T.A. Bullock
A Book

by Francis Bullock

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1880
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Class-book of modern science

Class-book of modern science
A Book

by Class-book

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1868
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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
A Book

by CLASS-BOOK.

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1868
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Sermons of the Rev. C. H. Spurgeon, of London

Sermons of the Rev. C. H. Spurgeon, of London
A Book

by Charles Haddon Spurgeon

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1871
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Sermons of Rev. C. H. Spurgeon ...

Sermons of Rev. C. H. Spurgeon ...
A Book

by Charles Haddon Spurgeon

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1865
  • Pages : 372
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Frank Leslie's Sunday Magazine

Frank Leslie's Sunday Magazine
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1883
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Includes music.

Gone with the Wind

Gone with the Wind
A Book

by Margaret Mitchell

  • Publisher : Avon Books
  • Release : 1936
  • Pages : 1024
  • ISBN : 9780380001095
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The turbulent romance of Scarlett O'Hara and Rhett Butler is shaped by the ravages of the Civil War and Reconstruction

Indian Mansions

Indian Mansions
A Social History of the Haveli

by Sarah Tillotson

  • Publisher : UN
  • Release : 1998
  • Pages : 212
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

The Sanitary world

The Sanitary world
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1884
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Ruth

Ruth
A Novel

by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1855
  • Pages : 318
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Ruth. A novel. By the author of “Mary Barton” Mrs. Gaskell

Ruth. A novel. By the author of “Mary Barton” Mrs. Gaskell
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1855
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Ruth, and Other Tales

Ruth, and Other Tales
A Book

by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1890
  • Pages : 473
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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John Inglesant

John Inglesant
A Romance

by Joseph Henry Shorthouse

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1882
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Ruth

Ruth
And Other Tales, &c

by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1906
  • Pages : 556
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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