Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great AmericanFortune

  • 496 pages
  • B00CK8CJOU
  • English
  • Hardcover
Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great AmericanFortune

╗ Hardcover Read [ ⛄ Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great AmericanFortune ] ▕ Kindle Ebook By Bill Dedman ◒ What goes on behind closed doors, especially when those doors are of the gilded variety, has fascinated novelists and journalists for centuries The private lives of the rich and famous are so tantalizing that Robin Leach made a career out of showcasing them One of the biggest eccentric, rich fishes out there was Huguette Clark Deceased for than two years, Clark, brought to life by investigator Dedman and Clarks descendant, Newell, owned nouveau riche palaces in New York, Connecticut, and California An heiress, Clark disappeared from public view in the 1920s What happened to her and her vast wealth Answering this question is the books mission Based on records and the hearsay of relations and former employees, the book pieces together Clarks life, that of a woman rud to be institutionalized while her mansions stood empty, though immaculately maintained throughout her life Clark left few clues about herself, but she willed vast sums to her caretakers and numerous charitable endeavors Still, her absence acts as a shade to seeing her fully, hinting at possible financial malfeasance, all the while conspiring to produce a spellbinding mystery James OrbesenAn amazing story of profligate wealth an outsized tale of rags to riches prosperity.The New York Times A fascinating investigation into the haunting true life tale of reclusive heiress Huguette Clark.PeopleAn exhaustively researched, well written account a blood boiling expose that will make you angry and will make you sad.The Seattle Times An evocative and rollicking read, part social history, part hothouse mystery, part grand guignol.The Daily Beast A childlike, self exiled eccentric, Huguette Clark is the sort of of subject susceptible to a biography of broad strokes, which makes Empty Mansions, the first full length account of her life, impressive for its delicacy and depth.Town Country One of those incredible stories that you didnt even know existed It filled a void.Jon Stewart, The Daily ShowSo well written such a gripping, gripping story.Bill Goldstein, NBC 4 New York A compelling account of what happened to the Clark family and its fortune a tremendous feat.St Louis Post Dispatch A fascinating story.Today Meticulous and absorbing.Bloomberg Businessweek Brilliantly researched, tough minded, and fair a fascinating read.Santa Barbara IndependentRiveting deliciously scandalous a thrilling study of the responsibilities and privileges that come with great wealth.Publishers Weekly starred review A spellbinding mystery.Booklist Enlightening.Library JournalEmpty Mansions is a dazzlement and a wonder Bill Dedman and Paul Newell unravel a great character, Huguette Clark, a shy soul akin to Boo Radley in To Kill a Mockingbirdif Boos father had been as rich as Rockefeller This is an enchanting journey into the mysteries of the mind, a true to life exploration of strangeness and delight.Pat Conroy, author of The Death of Santini The Story of a Father and His Son Empty Mansions is at once an engrossing portrait of a forgotten American heiress and a fascinating meditation on the crosswinds of extreme wealth Hugely entertaining and well researched, Empty Mansions is a fabulous read.Amanda Foreman, author of A World on Fire In Empty Mansions, a unique American character emerges from the shadows Through deep research and evocative writing, Bill Dedman and Paul Clark Newell, Jr., have expertly captured the arc of history covered by the remarkable Clark family, while solving a deeply personal mystery of wealth and eccentricity.Jon Meacham, author of Thomas Jefferson The Art of Power Who knew Though virtually unknown today, W A Clark was one of the fifty richest Americans evercopper baron, railroad builder, art collector, U.S senator, and world class scoundrel Yet his daughter and heiress Huguette became a bizarre recluse Empty Mansions reveals this mysterious family in sumptuous detail.John Berendt, author of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil Empty Mansions is a mesmerizing tale that delivers all the ingredients of a top notch mystery novel But there is nothing fictional about this true, fully researched story of a fascinating and reclusive woman from an era of fabulous American wealth Empty Mansions is a delicious readonce you start it, you will find it hard to put down.Kate Alcott, bestselling author of The Dressmaker More than a biography, than a mystery, Empty Mansions is a real life American Bleak House, an arresting tale about misplaced souls sketched on a canvas that stretches from coast to coast, from riotous mining camps to the gilded dwellings of the very, very rich.John A Farrell, author of Clarence Darrow Attorney for the Damned Empty Mansions Wikipedia Empty The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending a Great American Fortune is non fiction book by authors Bill Dedman Paul 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