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Vanderbilt: the very name signifies wealth. The family patriarch, "the Commodore," built up a fortune that made him the world's richest man by 1877. Yet, less than fifty years after the Commodore's death, one of his direct descendants died penniless, and no Vanderbilt was counted among the world's richest people. Fortune's Children tells the dramatic story of all the amazingly colorful spenders who dissipated such a vast inheritance.
Arthur T. Vanderbilt II is the author of many books, among them Changing Law, a biography of his grandfather Arthur T. Vanderbilt, which won the American Bar Association's Scribes Award. He practices law in New Jersey.
My wife loved this no-holds-barred historical look at the Vanderbilt family from Cornelius' start in business in New York to the latest generation managing to salvage what was left... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Wheels of Fire
This book is one of the most interesting I have ever read! I received such an education on the Vanderbilt family. Arthur T. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Ottie L. Galis
A favorite of mine. Information about the entire family. A good history.Published 9 months ago by sally p wallace
This was a good book if you are interested in the Vanderbilt fortune and children.Published 9 months ago by Cynthia Foy
Great book, a few lessons to be learned from it, and it shows money doesn't stop tragedy. Already loaned it out.Published 11 months ago by Greg Allis
I recently went to visit Biltmore, the summer home of the Vanderbilt's and knew I had to learn more about their life and how the fortune all came to be. Read morePublished 21 months ago by K nurse
I found this book to be a very complete and detailed description of the Vanderbilt family and their fortunes, including all relatives and their outcomes. Read morePublished 21 months ago by David Berthiaume