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Vanderbilt by Anderson Cooper

Title Vanderbilt
Author Anderson Cooper
Publisher HarperCollins
Release Date 2021-09-21
Category History
Total Pages 336
ISBN 9780062964649
Language English, Spanish, and French
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New York Times bestselling author and journalist Anderson Cooper teams with New York Times bestselling historian and novelist Katherine Howe to chronicle the rise and fall of a legendary American dynasty—his mother’s family, the Vanderbilts. When eleven-year-old Cornelius Vanderbilt began to work on his father’s small boat ferrying supplies in New York Harbor at the beginning of the nineteenth century, no one could have imagined that one day he would, through ruthlessness, cunning, and a pathological desire for money, build two empires—one in shipping and another in railroads—that would make him the richest man in America. His staggering fortune was fought over by his heirs after his death in 1877, sowing familial discord that would never fully heal. Though his son Billy doubled the money left by “the Commodore,” subsequent generations competed to find new and ever more extraordinary ways of spending it. By 2018, when the last Vanderbilt was forced out of The Breakers—the seventy-room summer estate in Newport, Rhode Island, that Cornelius’s grandson and namesake had built—the family would have been unrecognizable to the tycoon who started it all. Now, the Commodore’s great-great-great-grandson Anderson Cooper, joins with historian Katherine Howe to explore the story of his legendary family and their outsized influence. Cooper and Howe breathe life into the ancestors who built the family’s empire, basked in the Commodore’s wealth, hosted lavish galas, and became synonymous with unfettered American capitalism and high society. Moving from the hardscrabble wharves of old Manhattan to the lavish drawing rooms of Gilded Age Fifth Avenue, from the ornate summer palaces of Newport to the courts of Europe, and all the way to modern-day New York, Cooper and Howe wryly recount the triumphs and tragedies of an American dynasty unlike any other. Written with a unique insider’s viewpoint, this is a rollicking, quintessentially American history as remarkable as the family it so vividly captures.

Vanderbilt by Anderson Cooper

Title Vanderbilt
Author Anderson Cooper
Publisher HarperLuxe
Release Date 2021-09-21
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 528
ISBN 0063118327
Language English, Spanish, and French
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CNN anchor and New York Times bestselling author Anderson Cooper teams with New York Times bestselling historian and novelist Katherine Howe to chronicle the rise and fall of a legendary American dynasty--his mother's family, the Vanderbilts. Few names are as synonymous with wealth and glamour as "Vanderbilt." When Cornelius Vanderbilt, the teenaged son of a ferryman in New York Harbor who was born at the end of the eighteenth century, decided to go into business on his own, few would have believed that within six decades he would epitomize American wealth, magnate of a shipping and railroad empire that made him the richest man in the country. In the wake of his death in 1877, Cornelius's heirs bitterly fought over his estate, sowing familial discord that would never fully heal. The generations of Vanderbilts who followed lived lives of unimaginable excess, steeped in tides of success and failure. By 2018, when the last Vanderbilt left the Breakers--the summer estate in Newport, Rhode Island, his grandson and namesake Cornelius Vanderbilt II built--the family would have been unrecognizable to the Commodore. Now, the Commodore's great-great-great-grandson, Anderson Cooper, joins with historian Katherine Howe to explore the story of his legendary family and their remarkable influence. Cooper and Howe breathe life into the ancestors who built the family's empire, basked in the Commodore's wealth, hosted lavish galas, and became synonymous with unfettered American capitalism and high society. Moving from the hardscrabble wharves of Staten Island to the lavish drawing rooms of Gilded Age Fifth Avenue, from the ornate summer palaces of Newport to the courts Europe, Cooper and Howe wryly recount the triumphs and tragedies of an American family unlike any other. Drawing on never-before-seen documents and told from a unique insider's viewpoint, this is a rollicking, quintessentially American history as remarkable as the family it so vividly captures.

Vanderbilt Mansion by Charles W. Snell

Title Vanderbilt Mansion
Author Charles W. Snell
Publisher Government Printing Office
Release Date 1997-06
Category
Total Pages 56
ISBN 016061645X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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National Park Service Handbook 32.

Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt by Steven H. Gittelman

Title Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt
Author Steven H. Gittelman
Publisher Hamilton Books
Release Date 2013-06-13
Category History
Total Pages 230
ISBN 9780761855071
Language English, Spanish, and French
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At a young age, Alfred Vanderbilt inherited a massive fortune of $40 million and control of the Vanderbilt railroading empire. With no interest in business matters, the youth squandered his wealth on horses and women on two continents. None of the Vanderbilts gave as much fuel for gossip to the curious public as Alfred. By the time the extravagant playboy boarded the Lusitania on May 7, 1915, he was the subject of numerous scandals, including the suicide of four different women. But as the ship went down, he spent the last minutes of his life rescuing women and children and forgoing his own life. How is it that this wraith, this gluttonous, opulent youth, could undergo an entire change of character in his last few moments? Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt follows Alfred’s journey from philanderer to hero in this incredible, never-before-told story of the hero of the Lusitania.

Cornelius Vanderbilt by Cassandra Schumacher

Title Cornelius Vanderbilt
Author Cassandra Schumacher
Publisher Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC
Release Date 2019-07-15
Category Young Adult Nonfiction
Total Pages 128
ISBN 9781502645418
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Cornelius Vanderbilt was born for business. Though poorly educated, he built an empire on steam power and died a millionaire. Fueled by the spirit of competition and possessing a brilliant mind for business, Vanderbilt became the first true industrial tycoon. He dominated the shipping industry with steamboats and railroads. Vanderbilt changed the way business was done in America. Readers explore the life and triumphs of America's first industrial titan through photographs, anecdotes, sidebars, and more.

Vanderbilt Football by Bill Traughber

Title Vanderbilt Football
Author Bill Traughber
Publisher Arcadia Publishing
Release Date 2011-09-08
Category Sports & Recreation
Total Pages 160
ISBN 9781625842312
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In the Southeastern Conference arguably the most historic and competitive conference in all of college football the more blue-collar programs often get overshadowed by the dynasties (read: Alabama). So it has been with Vanderbilt's football history. Yet Vandy is one of the South's, and the country's, most historic universities. Not surprisingly, there are many fun, fascinating, and peculiar history. There are triumphs, like Vandy's upset of Alabama in 1969; tragedies, like the riot that ended a game in 1896; historic events, like the founding of Dudley field in 1922, still the Commodore's home. Then there are the legendary coaches and players. Players from across Vandy's history like Irby "Rabbit" Curry, Dixie Roberts, Carl Hinkle, Greet Ricketson, and Josh Cody, who excelled on both sides of the ball. Coaches like Dan MuGugin who established Vandy as a power house from the early 1900s to the 1930s, and remains the only NCAA football coach in history to win his first three games by 60 points or more. Plus, pioneers like Ray Morrison who helped establish Vandy football, serving as player and coach.

Beginners by Tom Vanderbilt

Title Beginners
Author Tom Vanderbilt
Publisher Knopf
Release Date 2021-01-05
Category Self-Help
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9781524732172
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"Beginners is ultimately about more than learning. It's about the possibilities that reside in all of us." --Daniel H. Pink, New York Times best-selling author of When, Drive, and To Sell is Human The best-selling author of Traffic and You May Also Like gives us an inspirational journey into the transformative joys that come with starting something new, no matter your age Why do so many of us stop learning new skills as adults? Are we afraid to fail? Have we forgotten the sheer pleasure of being a beginner? Or is it simply a fact that you can't teach an old dog new tricks? Inspired by his young daughter's insatiable need to know how to do almost everything, and stymied by his own rut of mid-career competence, Tom Vanderbilt begins a year of learning purely for the sake of learning. He tackles five main skills (and picks up a few more along the way), choosing them for their difficulty to master and their distinct lack of career marketability--chess, singing, surfing, drawing, and juggling. What he doesn't expect is finding himself having rapturous experiences singing Spice Girls songs in an amateur choir, losing games of chess to eight-year-olds, and dodging scorpions at a surf camp in Costa Rica. Along the way, he interviews dozens of experts to explore the fascinating psychology and science behind the benefits of becoming an adult beginner. Weaving comprehensive research and surprising insight gained from his year of learning dangerously, Vanderbilt shows how anyone can begin again--and, more important, why they should take those first awkward steps. Ultimately, he shares how a refreshed sense of curiosity opened him up to a profound happiness and a deeper connection to the people around him--and how small acts of reinvention, at any age, can make life seem magical.

Vanderbilt University Quarterly by Vanderbilt University

Title Vanderbilt University Quarterly
Author Vanderbilt University
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1910
Category
Total Pages 86
ISBN UCAL:B2874524
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Vanderbilt Mansion by Charles W. Snell

Title Vanderbilt Mansion
Author Charles W. Snell
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1960
Category Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site (Hyde Park, Dutchess County, N.Y.).
Total Pages 52
ISBN UIUC:30112104105066
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Cornelius Vanderbilt and the Railroad Industry
Author Therese M. Shea
Publisher The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Release Date 2016-07-15
Category Juvenile Nonfiction
Total Pages 32
ISBN 9781499421224
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In the 19th century, Cornelius Vanderbilt amassed great wealth through his steamship and railroad ventures. Best remembered for building the New York Central Railroad, Vanderbilt’s name has gone down in history as one of the greatest entrepreneurs in U.S. history. Readers will learn why through this biographical text, which uses historical context, detailed photographs, and fundamental social studies concepts to enumerate the details and accomplishments of Vanderbilt’s life. A timeline and primary sources provide opportunities for additional learning.

Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site New York by United States. National Park Service

Title Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site New York
Author United States. National Park Service
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1942
Category Historic house museums
Total Pages 15
ISBN UOM:39015082354112
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Vanderbilt S Biltmore by Robert Wernick

Title Vanderbilt s Biltmore
Author Robert Wernick
Publisher New Word City
Release Date 2018-03-12
Category History
Total Pages 25
ISBN 9781612306131
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The original sketch for the Biltmore, George Washington Vanderbilt's grand estate in the mountains near Asheville, North Carolina, laid out plans for a modest Tuscan villa. But ambition quickly took wing. The house swelled to 225 rooms and became - until 2012 when it was topped by the home of a billionaire in Mumbai, India - the world's largest residence ever built for a private citizen. Here, in this short-form book, New York Times bestselling author Robert Wernick tells the story of the house that Vanderbilt built - from the gardens by Frederick Law Olmsted to the John Singer Sargent portraits that adorn its walls.

Title Eagle s Nest The William K Vanderbilt II Estate
Author Stephanie Gress
Publisher Arcadia Publishing
Release Date 2015
Category History
Total Pages 128
ISBN 9781467123327
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Designed and constructed by the eminent New York City architectural firm of Warren & Wetmore, Eagle's Nest estate is the easternmost Gold Coast mansion on Long Island's affluent North Shore. From 1910 to 1944, the palatial Spanish Revival estate was the summer home of William K. Vanderbilt II, great-grandson of Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt. Eagle's Nest hosted the most exclusive guests and intimate gatherings of Vanderbilt family members and close friends. Included among them were the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, golfer Sam Snead, and the Tiffanys. Vanderbilt embarked on many of his legendary world voyages from this locale, along with a 50-person crew and a few fortunate invited passengers. During his travels, he collected natural history specimens and ethnographic artifacts from every corner of the earth. With the help of scientists and museum professionals, Vanderbilt created exhibits at Eagle's Nest to showcase his collections. "Willie K.," as he was known, bequeathed his estate and museum to the public, fulfilling his intended mission.

Title Cornelius Vanderbilt and the Railroad Industry
Author Lewis K. Parker
Publisher The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Release Date 2002-12-15
Category Juvenile Nonfiction
Total Pages 24
ISBN 0823964507
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A short biography of Cornelius Vanderbilt, the steamship and railroad tycoon, focusing on his success as a business man.

Title Results of the Fifth George Vanderbilt Expedition 1941 Part 1 Description of a New Species of Vireo from St Andrews Island Colombia Notulae Naturae of The Academy of Natural Sciences of Phila No 96
Author Anonim
Publisher Academy of Natural Sciences
Release Date 2021
Category
Total Pages 86
ISBN 1604830964
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Tales from the Vanderbilt Commodores
Author Chris Lee
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2014-10-14
Category Sports & Recreation
Total Pages 304
ISBN 9781613217504
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Though boasting a smaller student body than most other Southeastern Conference schools, Vanderbilt University’s spirit and passion is without bounds—and with good reason. This book highlights several Vandy sports programs whose teams have shined over the course of the school’s athletic history and the players and coaches who have been a part of them. Much of Vandy’s recent athletic success has come from the football team. Under coach James Franklin, the Commodores had their first sold-out season opener since 1999. In 2012, the squad tied the school record for most wins and finished in the top 25 poll, en route to a bowl game for the second straight year, and followed that with another bowl game in 2013. The men’s basketball team has also offered a lot of excitement of late. In 2011–2012, the squad boasted the top two scorers in the conference in John Jenkins and Jeffrey Taylor, both of whom were drafted to the NBA. The team won the SEC Tournament title that season, beating conference rival Kentucky. On the women’s side, the team made it to the second round of the NCAA Tournament in 2013, marking the 11th time in as many seasons that coach Melanie Balcomb has led the team to at least 20 wins and an NCAA berth. The Commodores have also had something to cheer about on the baseball field, winning or sharing three SEC titles since 2007. In 2012, alumnus David Price received the American League Cy Young Award. Pedro Álvarez, also an alumnus and an infielder on the Pittsburgh Pirates, was a member of the 2013 National League All-Star team. In this latest addition to the Tales From series, Chris Lee highlights these athletes and coaches and so many others who have become part of Commodore lore. It’s perfect for the fan of the black and gold! Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sports—books about baseball, pro football, college football, pro and college basketball, hockey, or soccer, we have a book about your sport or your team. Whether you are a New York Yankees fan or hail from Red Sox nation; whether you are a die-hard Green Bay Packers or Dallas Cowboys fan; whether you root for the Kentucky Wildcats, Louisville Cardinals, UCLA Bruins, or Kansas Jayhawks; whether you route for the Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens, or Los Angeles Kings; we have a book for you. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Commodore Vanderbilt by Arthur D. Howden Smith

Title Commodore Vanderbilt
Author Arthur D. Howden Smith
Publisher Cosimo, Inc.
Release Date 2007-06-01
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 400
ISBN 9781602066977
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Corneel flung up that lion head of his, a mingling of amusement and resentment mirrored in his frosty eyes. "Steamship, gal," he corrected. "Steamboats don't go to sea. The Prometheus is the sightliest craft in these waters. I didn't see her beat in England, either. And I'll tell ye something else. She's the fust ocean steamer ever built with one man's money." A flame of high egotism ennobled his conqueror's face. "She's Cornelius Van Derbilt's, as she puts to sea. No other man owns ary dollar of her. She's mine, b'God, mine!" -from Chapter IV His name has not endured like those of his contemporaries, but Arthur D. Howden Smith was, in the early years of the 20th century, a tremendously popular author of pulp fiction on a par with E.E. "Doc" Smith and Edgar Rice Burroughs. And the same boisterous enthusiasm that made his adventure tales of pirates and Vikings so rip-roaring readable bursts forth from his nonfiction as well. Here, in this 1927 work, Howden Smith tells the story of the life of American railroad and shipping magnate Cornelius Vanderbilt, from his family's roots in Holland to the last weeks before his death, when he clung to life with the pitbull tenacity that has taken him from a humble Staten Island childhood to wealth, fame, and power. Fun and feisty, this is a terrific work of classic biography. Also available from Cosimo Classics: Howden Smith's John Jacob Astor: Landlord of New York. ARTHUR DOUGLAS HOWDEN SMITH (1887-1945) was an enormously prolific and diverse writer, penning numerous short stories, biographies, and business studies, but he is best remembered for his many pulp novels, including Porto Bello Gold (a prequel to Treasure Island), The Dead Go Overside, The Doom Trail, Swain's Saga, and others.

Vanderbilt University 2012 by Christopher McDonald

Title Vanderbilt University 2012
Author Christopher McDonald
Publisher College Prowler
Release Date 2011-03-15
Category Reference
Total Pages 86
ISBN 9781427496416
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Vanderbilt Women by Clarice Stasz, New England Publishing Associates Inc

Title The Vanderbilt Women
Author Clarice Stasz, New England Publishing Associates Inc
Publisher iUniverse
Release Date 2000-01-25
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 500
ISBN 9781475923537
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Lucius Beebe said that "The nearest thing to a royal family that has ever appeared on the American scene was the Vanderbilts … their vendettas, their armies of servitors, partisans and sycophants, their love affairs, scandals, and shortcomings, all were the stuff of an imperial routine." Stasz reveals new facts and insights into the fascinating lives of three generations of Vanderbilt women who dominated New York society from the middle of the eighteenth century through the twentieth. Of special interest are the discovery of unpublished letters and a pseudonymous lesbian novel that shed light on the complex character of the most currently famous Vanderbilt woman, Gloria Vanderbilt.