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

勞 Read Kindle @Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune For Free 華 Kindle Author Bill Dedman דּ 勞 Read Kindle @Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune For Free 華 Kindle Author Bill Dedman דּ 1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER UPDATED TEXT WITH RESULTS OF THE CLARK ESTATE SETTLEMENT NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Janet Maslin, The New York Times Look for special features inside Join the Random House Reader s Circle for author chats and 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 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 than 30 million in gifts, and the relatives fighting to inherit Huguette s copper fortune Richly illustrated with 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 Empty Mansions Wikipedia Empty The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending a Great American Fortune is non fiction book by authors Bill Dedman Paul Huguette has , ratings reviews Kris said Update on September I just received hardcover, photographs are amaz Dedman, Newell Jr FREE shipping 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Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune

    • Kindle
    • 0345534530
    • Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune
    • Bill Dedman
    • English
    • 16 August 2017
    • 512 pages

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