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Empty mansions : the mysterious life of Huguette Clark and the spending of a great American fortune / Bill Dedman and Paul Clark Newell, Jr.

Dedman, Bill. (Author). Newell, Paul Clark, Jr. (Added Author).

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  • 8 of 8 copies available at Sage Library System.

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0 current holds with 8 total copies.

Summary:

When Bill Dedman noticed a property listing for a grand estate that had been unoccupied for nearly sixty years, he stumbled into one of the most surprising American stories of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Here is a tale of wealth and loss, complete with copper barons, Gilded Age opulence, and backdoor politics. At its heart is a reclusive 104-year-old heiress named Huguette Clark. Dedman has collaborated with Huguette's cousin, Paul Clark Newell, Jr., one of the few relatives to have had frequent conversations with her, to tell a fairy tale in reverse: the bright, talented daughter who is born into an almost royal family of amazing wealth and privilege, yet who secrets herself away from the outside world. The enigmatic Huguette Clark, heiress to one of the greatest fortunes in American history, was a woman who had not been photographed in public since the 1920s. Though she owned three palatial homes in California, New York, and Connecticut, they sat vacant while she lived out her final two decades in a New York City hospital room, despite being in excellent health.--
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Baker County Library 921 .C593d (Text) 37814002758275 NON-FICTION Book None 11/26/2013 Available -
Cook Memorial Library - La Grande 328.73 D299 (Text) 35178001467623 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 11/08/2014 Available -
Hermiston Public Library 921 CLA (Text) 37838000662643 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 11/02/2013 Available -
Milton-Freewater Public Library 328.73 Dedma (Text) 37862000302109 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 10/24/2013 Available -
Pendleton Public Library 921 C548 (Text) 37801000449254 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 10/29/2013 Available -
Southern Wasco County Library 328.73 DEDM (Text) 33892004829173 NON-FICTION Book None 10/30/2013 Available -
The Dalles Wasco County Library B CLARK (Text) 33892005715215 BIOGRAPHIES Book None 12/03/2013 Available -
Treasure Valley Community College Library 328.73092 D3603em (Text) 32220001020805 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 01/08/2014 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780345534521 (hardback : acid-free paper)
  • Physical Description: xxviii, 456 pages, [24] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 2013.

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Summary, etc.:
When Bill Dedman noticed a property listing for a grand estate that had been unoccupied for nearly sixty years, he stumbled into one of the most surprising American stories of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Here is a tale of wealth and loss, complete with copper barons, Gilded Age opulence, and backdoor politics. At its heart is a reclusive 104-year-old heiress named Huguette Clark. Dedman has collaborated with Huguette's cousin, Paul Clark Newell, Jr., one of the few relatives to have had frequent conversations with her, to tell a fairy tale in reverse: the bright, talented daughter who is born into an almost royal family of amazing wealth and privilege, yet who secrets herself away from the outside world. The enigmatic Huguette Clark, heiress to one of the greatest fortunes in American history, was a woman who had not been photographed in public since the 1920s. Though she owned three palatial homes in California, New York, and Connecticut, they sat vacant while she lived out her final two decades in a New York City hospital room, despite being in excellent health.-- From publisher.
Subject: Clark, Huguette, 1906-2011.
Heiresses > United States > Biography.
Eccentrics and eccentricities > United States > Biography.
Recluses > United States > Biography.
Collectors and collecting > United States > Biography.
Clark, William Andrews, 1839-1925 > Family.
Clark, Huguette, 1906-2011 > Family.
Clark, Huguette, 1906-2011 > Homes and haunts > United States.
Mansions > United States > History.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Rich & Famous.
HISTORY / United States / General.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Entrepreneurship.

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