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The Resource Vanderbilt : the rise and fall of an American dynasty, Anderson Cooper and Katherine Howe

Vanderbilt : the rise and fall of an American dynasty, Anderson Cooper and Katherine Howe

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Vanderbilt : the rise and fall of an American dynasty
Title
Vanderbilt
Title remainder
the rise and fall of an American dynasty
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Anderson Cooper and Katherine Howe
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Language
eng
Summary
When eleven-year-old Cornelius Vanderbilt began to work on his father's small boat ferrying supplies in New York Harbor at the beginning of the nineteenth century, no one could have imagined that one day he would, through ruthlessness, cunning, and a pathological desire for money, build two empires--one in shipping and another in railroads--that would make him the richest man in America. His staggering fortune was fought over by his heirs after his death in 1877, sowing familial discord that would never fully heal. Though his son Billy doubled the money left by "the Commodore," subsequent generations competed to find new and ever more extraordinary ways of spending it. By 2018, when the last Vanderbilt was forced out of The Breakers--the seventy-room summer estate in Newport, Rhode Island, that Cornelius's grandson and namesake had built--the family would have been unrecognizable to the tycoon who started it all. Now, the Commodore's great-great-great-grandson Anderson Cooper, joins with historian Katherine Howe to explore the story of his legendary family and their outsized influence. Cooper and Howe breathe life into the ancestors who built the family's empire, basked in the Commodore's wealth, hosted lavish galas, and became synonymous with unfettered American capitalism and high society. Moving from the hardscrabble wharves of old Manhattan to the lavish drawing rooms of Gilded Age Fifth Avenue, from the ornate summer palaces of Newport to the courts of Europe, and all the way to modern-day New York, Cooper and Howe wryly recount the triumphs and tragedies of an American dynasty unlike any other. Written with a unique insider's viewpoint, this is a rollicking, quintessentially American history as remarkable as the family it so vividly captures
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technical information on music
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TEFOD
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Cooper, Anderson
Dewey number
  • 973.5092/2
  • B
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not applicable
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LC call number
CT274.V35
LC item number
C66 2021ab
Literary text for sound recordings
biography
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not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Anderson Cooper
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1977-
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  • Howe, Katherine
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  • Vanderbilt family
  • Vanderbilt, Cornelius
  • Vanderbilt, Cornelius
  • Vanderbilt, Gloria
  • Vanderbilt, Cornelius
  • Vanderbilt family
  • Vanderbilt, Gloria
  • Businessmen
  • Railroads
  • Steamboats
  • Socialites
  • Millionaires
  • Upper class
  • Wealth
  • Businessmen
  • Families
  • Millionaires
  • Railroads
  • Socialites
  • Steamboats
  • Upper class
  • Wealth
  • United States
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Label
Vanderbilt : the rise and fall of an American dynasty, Anderson Cooper and Katherine Howe
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digital storage
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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spoken word
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  • spw
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rdacontent
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Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (08 hr., 53 min., 45 sec.))
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online
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9780062964656
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computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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digital
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c3f53c8a-eb68-4704-acbd-7746f9beaf4c
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sound
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digital recording
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  • other
  • remote
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other
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  • (OCoLC)1268950276
  • (OCoLC)on1268950276
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Label
Vanderbilt : the rise and fall of an American dynasty, Anderson Cooper and Katherine Howe
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (08 hr., 53 min., 45 sec.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780062964656
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
c3f53c8a-eb68-4704-acbd-7746f9beaf4c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1268950276
  • (OCoLC)on1268950276
Tape configuration
not applicable
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not applicable

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