Vanderbilt: The Rise and Fall of an American Dynasty
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About the Author
Anderson Cooper joined CNN in 2001 and has anchored his own program, Anderson Cooper 360°, since March 2003. Cooper has won 18 Emmys and numerous other major journalism awards. He lives in New York with his son, Wyatt.
Katherine Howe is the New York Times bestselling author of The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane, The House of Velvet and Glass, and Conversion. She hosted Salem: Unmasking the Devil for the National Geographic Channel, and her fiction has been translated into over twenty-five languages. A native Texan, she lives in New England and upstate New York, where she teaches at Cornell and is at work on her next novel.
"Splendid. . . . haunting and beautifully written. . . . This is a terrific book." -- Washington Post
An incredible story. -- People
"A dramatic tale expertly told of rapacious ambition, decadent excess, and covert and overt tyranny and trauma. . . . With resplendent detail, the authors capture the gasp-eliciting extravagance of the Vanderbilt Gilded Age mansions. . . . With its intrinsic empathy and in-depth profiles of women, this is a distinctly intimate, insightful, and engrossing chronicle of an archetypal, self-consuming American dynasty. . . . Irresistible." -- Booklist (starred review)
"Marked by meticulous research and deep emotional insight, this is a memorable chronicle of American royalty." -- Publishers Weekly
"A remarkably frank and tender undertaking."
-- The New York Times on The Rainbow Comes and Goes
Meaningful, revealing. -- The Wall Street Journal on The Rainbow Comes and Goes
"Fascinating, forthright, philosophical, and inspiring, these mother-and-son musings on family, life, death, forgiveness, fame, and perseverance are at once uniquely personal and deeply human." -- Booklist (starred review) on The Rainbow Comes and Goes
"Cooper is a storyteller with plenty of heart. . . . A smart, soulful page-turner. . . . Strong stuff, and in Cooper's hands, well told." -- People on Dispatches from the Edge
"His vignettes from the world's horrorscapes rise above the swagger of many journalistic memoirs because Cooper writes with competence as well as feeling. . . . Intriguing." -- Washington Post Book World on Dispatches from the Edge