The Vanderbilt Women

Dynasty of Wealth, Glamour and Tragedy

by Clarice Stasz


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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/25/2000

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 500
ISBN : 9781583487273
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 1
ISBN : 9781475923537

About the Book

Lucius Beebe said that "The nearest thing to a royal family that has ever appeared on the American scene was the Vanderbilts … their vendettas, their armies of servitors, partisans and sycophants, their love affairs, scandals, and shortcomings, all were the stuff of an imperial routine."

Stasz reveals new facts and insights into the fascinating lives of three generations of Vanderbilt women who dominated New York society from the middle of the eighteenth century through the twentieth. Of special interest are the discovery of unpublished letters and a pseudonymous lesbian novel that shed light on the complex character of the most currently famous Vanderbilt woman, Gloria Vanderbilt.


About the Author

Clarice Stasz is the author of The Vanderbilt Women (1991) and American Dreamers (1990). She is a professor of history at Sonoma State University and lives in Petaluma, California.