The Resource Mrs. Astor regrets : the hidden betrayals of a family beyond reproach, Meryl Gordon, (ebook)

Mrs. Astor regrets : the hidden betrayals of a family beyond reproach, Meryl Gordon, (ebook)

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Mrs. Astor regrets : the hidden betrayals of a family beyond reproach
Title
Mrs. Astor regrets
Title remainder
the hidden betrayals of a family beyond reproach
Statement of responsibility
Meryl Gordon
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Language
eng
Summary
A riveting look behind the gates of the house of Astor as a famous family falls apart in public. The fate of Brooke Astor, the endearing philanthropist with the storied name, has generated worldwide headlines since her grandson Philip sued his father in 2006, alleging mistreatment of Brooke. And shortly after her death in 2007, Anthony Marshall, Mrs. Astor's only child, was indicted on charges of looting her estate. Rarely has there been a story with such an appealing heroine, conjuring up a world so nearly forgotten: a realm of lavish wealth and secrets of the sort that have engaged Americans from the era of Edith Wharton to the more recent days of Truman Capote and Vanity Fair. New York journalist Meryl Gordon has interviewed not only the elite of Brooke Astor's social circle, but also the large staff who cosseted and cared for Mrs. Astor during her declining years. The result is the behind-the-headlines story of the Astor empire's unraveling, filled with never-before-reported scenes. This powerful, poignant saga takes the reader inside the gilded gates of an American dynasty to tell of three generations' worth of longing and missed opportunities. Even in this territory of privilege, no riches can put things right once they've been torn asunder. Here is an American epic of the bonds of money, morality, and social position
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Midwest
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Gordon, Meryl
Dewey number
  • 974.7/043092
  • B
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Astor, Brooke
  • Socialites
  • Philanthropists
  • Electronic books
  • New York (N.Y.)
Target audience
adult
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Mrs. Astor regrets : the hidden betrayals of a family beyond reproach, Meryl Gordon, (ebook)
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9780547348278
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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MWT12025606
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remote
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12025606
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MWT12025606
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Mrs. Astor regrets : the hidden betrayals of a family beyond reproach, Meryl Gordon, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780547348278
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12025606
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12025606
System control number
MWT12025606
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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