Season of Splendor The Court of Mrs. Astor in Gilded Age New York

ISBN-10: 0470185694

ISBN-13: 9780470185698

Edition: 2008

Authors: Greg King

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The splendor and the excesses of the 400 Families Even after a hundred years, New York's 400 Families continue to captivate readers. This book brings to life this extraordinary era, from the people and their delicious scandals to their extravagant palaces and opulent balls--a time when Mrs. Astor held sway, the Vanderbilts rebuilt society, and New York was the most glamorous, most envied, and most condemned city in America. Greg King (Everett, WA) is the author of the British bestseller The Duchess of Windsor: The Uncommon Life of Wallis Simpson (978-0-8065-2464-1), as well as The Court of the Last Tsar (978-0-471-72763-7), The Fate of the Romanovs (978-0-471-20768-9), and Twilight of Splendor (978-0-470-04439-1). He has appeared as an on-screen commentator for the BBC, the Discovery Channel, and A&E.
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Book details

List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/1/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 528
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.75" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.178
Language: English

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Prologue: New York City, 1903
Mrs. Astor Holds Court
The Vainglorious Vanderbilts
Enter the Challenger
The Society Lady
The Society Gentleman
The Court Jester
The Arrivistes
The Edifice Complex
Palaces on Fifth Avenue
Mrs. Astor Joins the Race
Building for Eternity
The Unseen Armies
Clothing
Jewelry
Transportation
Masters of the Hudson
"The Inland Newport"
Monarch of the Smoky Mountains
The Kingdom by the Sea
Swells in Newport
The Social Season
The Society Dinner Party
Society Balls
The Dollar Princesses
A Breath of Scandal
Sailing to Oblivion
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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