This description may be from another edition of this product. This is an evocative, spirited, and captivating history of the first four generations of the Vaanderbilt's, America's foremost shipping and railroad tycoons.
the gilded age was about how much you spend in public of the new money you just made.hopefully mrs astor will invite you to join 400 club.that how much top sociality could fit in her ballroom use only once a year.alva vanderbilt broke in let other new rich into new york social world.he writes about alot of people not very likeable.alva is a really monster who sold her lovely young daughter into a loveless marriage.in this book the middle-class and poor made the rich their movie stars didn't mind their living income was not raise as the rich bosses were.mr auchincloss write a very good book about a period of time in this country past.
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