Lady on the Hill How Biltmore Estate Became an American Icon

ISBN-10: 0471758183
ISBN-13: 9780471758181
Edition: 2006
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Description: George Vanderbilt's Biltmore is one of America's major historic houses and this is the story of how his grandson transformed the estate into a fine example of private enterprise and historic preservation. This tale demonstrates how one man, against  More...

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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/10/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 352
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

George Vanderbilt's Biltmore is one of America's major historic houses and this is the story of how his grandson transformed the estate into a fine example of private enterprise and historic preservation. This tale demonstrates how one man, against all odds, achieved what everyone said could not be done.

Foreword
Acknowledgments
A Centennial Celebration
George Vanderbilt's Dream
Edith Vanderbilt
Judge Adams
The National Gallery's Wartime Vault
A Curiosity or a Treasure
The Airport Fight
Homecoming
Mr. C
The Music Room
Presentation versus Preservation
Voice in the Wilderness
"Be Reasonable-Do It My Way"
Biltmore by the Bottle
Putting It Right
Lady on the Hill
Afterword
Notes
Index

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