Download e-book for iPad: Gilded: How Newport Became America's Richest Resort by Deborah Davis

By Deborah Davis

ISBN-10: 0470730242

ISBN-13: 9780470730249

A fantastically written historical past of excessive society in Newport, Rhode Island, from the acclaimed writer of Party of the Century

Newport is the mythical and gorgeous domestic of yank aristocracy and the sheltered super-rich. a few of the country's most renowned blue-blood families—the closest factor we need to royalty—have lived and summered in Newport because the 19th century. The Astors, the Vanderbilts, Edith Wharton, JFK and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Doris Duke, and Claus and Sunny von Bulow are only some of the many names who've referred to as town domestic. Gilded takes you alongside as you discover the interesting background of the Newport elite, from its first colonists to the most recent of its new millennium millionaires, displaying the evolution of a city reason on dwelling in its personal international. via a story full of engrossing characters and vigorous stories of untold extravagance, Davis brings the hotel to lifestyles and uncovers the variation among wealthy and Newport wealthy alongside the way.

• An engrossing multi-generational saga that tells the true tale of the wealthy and well-known in Newport
• brilliant, praiseworthy writing: "[Davis] brings wonderfully colourful behind-the-scenes motion and gamers up front" (the New York Times on Party of the Century)
• 34 evocative black-and-white photographs

Written with perception and dramatic aptitude, Gilded supplies a unprecedented peek into the cloistered coastal playground of America's moneyed elite.

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