Fortune's Children by Arthur T. Vanderbilt
The Fall of the House of Vanderbilt

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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.


About Arthur T. Vanderbilt

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Attorney, author, avid gardener, Arthur T. Vanderbilt II practices law in New Jersey and is the author of many works of nonfiction, including Fortune's Children, Golden Days, and The Making of a Bestseller. He lives in northern New Jersey.
Published April 16, 2013 by William Morrow Paperbacks. 544 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction

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