Fortune's Children

Fortune's Children

The Fall of the House of Vanderbilt

Book - 1989
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Traces the history of the Vanderbilt family and explains why their family fortune dissipated so soon

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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.



Publisher: New York : Morrow, 1989.
ISBN: 9780688072797
0688072798
Branch Call Number: 920 VANDERBILT
Characteristics: x, 496 p., [16] leaves of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.

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Chronicles the history and financial downfall
of one of America's wealthiest families

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