Philistines at the Hedgerow by Steven Gaines
Passion and Property in the Hamptons

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Steven Gaines is a bestselling storyteller with a special gift for capturing social nuance, colorful detail, and quirks of character. Just a few examples: -- A well-to-do former ballet dancer arrested for stealing his neighbors' furniture -- and showered with thank-you notes from his victims, who admired his skills at refinishing-- The aunt and cousin of a First Lady, who for many years inhabited a Gothic mansion with twenty-eight cats (and no litter box)-- A locally prominent family who played host to Captain Kidd in 1699 and still have the buried treasure to prove it-- The Oscar-winning actress whose tearful performance before a local zoning board failed to secure her a permit to build a swimming pool-- A self-made man of outsized appetites who realized his ambition of becoming the most powerful real estate agent in the Hamptons -- and died choking on a piece of steak-- The world-renowned painter who, at a black-tie dinner party, attacked his host's piano with an ice pick-- As well as many of today's Hollywood, Wall Street, and fashion- and art-world potentates -- all vying for a slice of land still inhabited by families that have farmed and fished the region for generations.

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Steven Gaines is known for writing about one of America's pastimes: celebrities and pop culture icons. His works include The Love You Make (about the Beatles), Heroes and Villains (about the Beach Boys), Obsession: The Life and Times of Calvin Klein, and Philistines in the Hedgerow: Passion and Property in the Hamptons.
Published June 1, 1998 by Little Brown & Co (T). 326 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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Gaines has written a page-turner, and the Hamptons have a historian and folklorist who fits them like a glove.

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Among its amenities are eight bedrooms, 14.5 baths, a pool, clay tennis courts, spa, exercise room, media room, guest house, green house, boat house, and elevator.

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