(EBOOK FREE) [Empty Mansions The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune] by Bill Dedman


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

Summary Æ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Bill Dedman Empty Mansions The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune Free read ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB 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 911 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 termsThe No 1 New York Times bestseller Best nonfiction books of the year at Goodreads com and Barnes Noble One of the New York Times critic Janet Maslin's 10 favorite books of 20. EMPTY MANSIONS is my first audiobook of 2018 The plan is to dedicate most of my audiobook listening to nonfiction this year We ll see how it goes Abandoned places are fascinating to me While the mansions in this book weren t abandoned entirely there were caretakers on site the eccentric owner Huguette Clark hadn t lived in them or seen them in decades In fact she spent her last 20 years living unnecessarily in hospital rooms until her death in 2011 at age 104 The first part of the book was all about Huguette s father W A Clark who amassed a great fortune in copper mines and railroads during the late 1800s Mr Clark had uite an exciting life going from a humble Pennsylvania farm boy to an extremely wealthy industrialist with a passion for art and the finest things money could buy When he died in 1925 his fortune was split eually between Huguette and her four older half siblings The rest of the book focused on Huguette and the ways she spent her inheritance She was an unusual person private to a fault and very generous to people and causes close to her heart She seemed happiest when she was hidden away from the world among her art and her dollhouses As she got older I think there were some who took advantage of her generosity She gave away millions and millions but was she manipulated by those few who were close to her Conflicting wills written close together bring her mental state into uestionEMPTY MANSIONS is a well researched blend of American History biography and family drama The audiobook was performed by Kimberly Farr and she did a fantastic job keeping me engaged in Huguette s story It also contained snippets of phone conversations between Huguette and her cousin Paul Clark Newell Jr one of the co authors of this book Overall I enjoyed EMPTY MANSIONS though given how insanely private Huguette Clark was during her life I think she would cringe knowing this book is out there The House on Tradd Street until her death in 2011 at age 104 The first part of the book was all about Huguette s father W A Clark who amassed a great fortune in copper mines and railroads during the late 1800s Mr Clark had 奔馬 unusual person private to a fault and very generous to people and causes close to her heart She seemed happiest when she was hidden away from the world among her art and her dollhouses As she got older I think there were some who took advantage of her generosity She gave away millions and millions but was she manipulated by those few who were close to her Conflicting wills written close together bring her mental state into Last to Die uestionEMPTY MANSIONS is a well researched blend of American History biography and family drama The audiobook was performed by Kimberly Farr and she did a fantastic job keeping me engaged in Huguette s story It also contained snippets of phone conversations between Huguette and her cousin Paul Clark Newell Jr one of the co authors of this book Overall I enjoyed EMPTY MANSIONS though given how insanely private Huguette Clark was during her life I think she would cringe knowing this book is out there

Summary Æ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Bill Dedman

Summary Æ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Bill Dedman Empty Mansions The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune Free read ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Versations 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 antiue dolls But wanting than treasures she devoted her wealth to buying gifts for friends and strangers alike to uietly 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. Why are we all so fascinated with how the wealthy live their lives This is the story of Huguette Clark youngest daughter of WA Clarke who made his fortune in copper and other entrepreneurial ventures Huguette was born into a life of wealth opulence and privilege It was all she had ever known Her father s mansion in New York City completed in 1911 was considered the most expensive in America She was intelligent talented and devoted to her art in all its many forms as well as kind and generous She also chose to live her life alone and in private hidden from the public eye and interacting only occasionally with a very small inner circle I can identify to a point with Huguette s desire to maintain a private life then again circumstance fueled my need to get out there interact and earn a living Not to mention children What if I like Huguette never had to concern myself with such obligations and sundry notionsWe are all of us touched by a different brush Still I cannot help but think that Huguette may have benefited large from a true friend Empty Mansions The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune provides a glimpse into the life of one of America s most enigmatic multi millionaires and all her properties and prized possessions Lovely photographs For me a somewhat sad but compelling story

Bill Dedman ↠ 6 Summary

Summary Æ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Bill Dedman Empty Mansions The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune Free read ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB 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 freuent con. The rich are different but the super rich are very much in a class of their own and WA Clark belonged to the very super rich establishment who always carried two grades of cigars fine ones for himself and lesser ones to give away A farm boy born in a log cabin in 1839 his rise to a powerful wealthy business man and US senator is astonishing By 1895 he owned the most expensive 121 room mansion in New York on Fifth Avenue and once completed it was expensive than Rockefeller and Carnegie s homes combined Filled with fine furniture 17 servants twenty six bedrooms thirty one bathrooms the six story mansion was well known for the Salon room This special room held carved and gilded wood panels made in 1770 brought over intact from Paris along with a gilded clock from Marie Antoinette s boudoir while she watched the hands tick by waiting for the guillotine Approximately one third of the book is devoted to WA Clark and his accomplishments which are well worth reading alone The remaining chapters examines the life of his youngest daughter Huguette Clark who inherited a 15 share of her father s estate with the rest left to his other four children This part is uite fascinating as Huguette spends and spends millions on frivolous items and gives away still millions to people she meets over the years Empty Mansions will keep the reader enthralled and well entertained with the lives of the super wealthy Highly recommended to all readers

  • Hardcover
  • 456
  • Empty Mansions The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune
  • Bill Dedman
  • English
  • 12 May 2019
  • 9780345534521

10 thoughts on “(EBOOK FREE) [Empty Mansions The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune] by Bill Dedman

  1. says: Summary Æ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Bill Dedman (EBOOK FREE) [Empty Mansions The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune] by Bill Dedman Bill Dedman ↠ 6 Summary

    Summary Æ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Bill Dedman Bill Dedman ↠ 6 Summary (EBOOK FREE) [Empty Mansions The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune] by Bill Dedman Update on September 12 2013 I just received the hardcover and the photographs are amazing Upped my star rating to 5 between the photographs and some other adjustments in the text Book is now released Huguette Clark was born to nearly unimaginable wealth and privilege Her father William A Clark was a copper baron who made several fortunes particularly in mining and railroads booming industries during America's

  2. says: Read Empty Mansions The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune Bill Dedman ↠ 6 Summary Summary Æ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Bill Dedman

    (EBOOK FREE) [Empty Mansions The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune] by Bill Dedman Read Empty Mansions The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune Empty Mansions The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune by Bill Dedman and Paul Clark Newell Jr is a 2013 Ballantine publication This is one of those books I discovered through a Goodreads friend and thankfully one of my local libraries was able to provide me with a digital copy and another one had

  3. says: (EBOOK FREE) [Empty Mansions The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune] by Bill Dedman Summary Æ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Bill Dedman Bill Dedman ↠ 6 Summary

    Summary Æ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Bill Dedman (EBOOK FREE) [Empty Mansions The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune] by Bill Dedman Bill Dedman ↠ 6 Summary The rich are different but the super rich are very much in a class of their own and WA Clark belonged to the very super rich establishment who always carried two grades of cigars; fine ones for himself and lesser ones to give away A farm boy born in a log cabin in 1839 his rise to a powerful wealthy business man and US senator is astonishing By 1895 he owned the most expensive 121 room mansion in New York on Fifth Avenue and once completed

  4. says: Bill Dedman ↠ 6 Summary Summary Æ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Bill Dedman Read Empty Mansions The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune

    (EBOOK FREE) [Empty Mansions The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune] by Bill Dedman Summary Æ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Bill Dedman Bill Dedman ↠ 6 Summary Let me answer the big uestion first Yes there is a lot of new information about Huguette Clark in this book by journalist Dedman and Huguette's cousin Paul Newell I thought I already knew the whole story about the woman with three of the mos

  5. says: (EBOOK FREE) [Empty Mansions The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune] by Bill Dedman

    Bill Dedman ↠ 6 Summary (EBOOK FREE) [Empty Mansions The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune] by Bill Dedman One goodreader calls this Mansion Porn; oh yes Mansion Porn Rich People Porn this book gives you plenty of time to consider how you'd behave so much appropriately if gifted with 15 million dollars if only some rich old woman would give you the chance to prove it Too much money makes everyone look suspicious and some of them deserve

  6. says: Summary Æ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Bill Dedman (EBOOK FREE) [Empty Mansions The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune] by Bill Dedman

    (EBOOK FREE) [Empty Mansions The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune] by Bill Dedman Bill Dedman ↠ 6 Summary Read Empty Mansions The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune Why are we all so fascinated with how the wealthy live their lives? This is the story of Huguette Clark youngest daughter of WA Clarke who made his fortune in copper and other entrepreneurial ventures Huguette was born into a life of

  7. says: Summary Æ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Bill Dedman Bill Dedman ↠ 6 Summary Read Empty Mansions The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune

    (EBOOK FREE) [Empty Mansions The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune] by Bill Dedman Summary Æ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Bill Dedman EMPTY MANSIONS is my first audiobook of 2018 The plan is to dedicate most of my audiobook listening to nonfiction

  8. says: Read Empty Mansions The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune (EBOOK FREE) [Empty Mansions The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune] by Bill Dedman

    (EBOOK FREE) [Empty Mansions The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune] by Bill Dedman Empty Mansions The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune by Bill Dedman

  9. says: (EBOOK FREE) [Empty Mansions The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune] by Bill Dedman Summary Æ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Bill Dedman Bill Dedman ↠ 6 Summary

    (EBOOK FREE) [Empty Mansions The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune] by Bill Dedman Summary Æ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Bill Dedman Bill Dedman ↠ 6 Summary When I learned that Huguette Clark the focus of Empty Mansions The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune owned on vacant estate in Connecticut I knew I had to read this investigativ

  10. says: Read Empty Mansions The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune (EBOOK FREE) [Empty Mansions The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune] by Bill Dedman Summary Æ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Bill Dedman

    (EBOOK FREE) [Empty Mansions The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune] by Bill Dedman A fascinating story offering a glimpse into a world of opulence that originated with a man pursuing the American dream and culminating in a woman’s need to hide herself from the world and its sorrows In that it felt as if there were two stories one a historical account the other a psychological drama I was rather surprised at how much I enj

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *