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

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

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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
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 cared for Mrs. Astor during her declining years. The result is the story of the Astor empire's unraveling.--From publisher description
Summary
This is the tale of the Astor family as it rises and falls. While the family squabbles with each other over Brooke Astor's vast wealth, journalist Meryl Gordon reveals the secrets of this seemingly coming-to-an-end epic. Gordon infiltrates the Astor family and its elite social circles that will cut through the lies and greed, exposing the motives of those vying for the Astor fortune
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Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
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287756
Cataloging source
DLC
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Gordon, Meryl
Dewey number
  • 974.7043092
  • 920
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Astor, Brooke
  • Socialites
  • Philanthropists
  • New York (N.Y.)
Target audience
adult
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the hidden betrayals of a family beyond reproach
Label
Mrs. Astor regrets : the hidden betrayals of a family beyond reproach, Meryl Gordon
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 319-320) and index
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
320 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780618893737
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2008034893
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o212846996
  • (OCoLC)212846996
Label
Mrs. Astor regrets : the hidden betrayals of a family beyond reproach, Meryl Gordon
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 319-320) and index
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
320 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780618893737
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2008034893
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o212846996
  • (OCoLC)212846996

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