Vanderbilt: The Rise and Fall of an American Dynasty

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$32.99  $30.68
Publisher
Harper
Publish Date
Pages
336
Dimensions
6.3 X 9.31 X 1.22 inches | 1.23 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780062964618

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About the Author

Anderson Cooper is an anchor at CNN and a correspondent for CBS's 60 Minutes. He has won twenty Emmys and numerous other major journalism awards. Cooper is the author of the New York Times bestseller Astor (with Katherine Howe) and three number one New York Times bestsellers: The Rainbow Comes and Goes, Dispatches from the Edge, and Vanderbilt (with Katherine Howe). He lives in New York with his two sons.

Katherine Howe is a novelist and a historian of America. She is the author of the New York Times bestsellers The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane, The House of Velvet and Glass, and (with Anderson Cooper)Vanderbilt and Astor; the young adult novels Conversion and The Appearance of Annie van Sinderen; and she was the editor of The Penguin Book of Witches. She lives with her family in New England.

Reviews

"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