EBOOK Ê EPUB A Season of Splendor The Court of Mrs Astor in Gilded Age New York é 9780470185698 ↠ GREG KING

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EBOOK Ê EPUB A Season of Splendor The Court of Mrs Astor in Gilded Age New York é 9780470185698 ↠ GREG KING ↠ ➥ [Epub] ➟ A Season of Splendor The Court of Mrs Astor in Gilded Age New York By Greg King ➯ – HorticulturetraderJourney through the splendor and the excesses of of Splendor PDFEPUB #192 the Gilded AgeEvery aspect of life in the Gilded Age took on deeper transcendent meaning intended to prove the greatness of America residences beautified their surroundings works of art uplifted and were shared with the public clothing exhibited evidence of breeding jewelry testified to cultured taste and wealth dinners demonstrated sophisticated palates and balls rivaled those of A Sea Okay I admit it I’ve always been fascinated by the Gilded Age a time when unfathomable fortunes were made and spent a time before federal or state income tax and a hundred years before the great synthetic eualizer major credit cards I wanted to know about the one and two year honeymoon trips to Europe while their mansions were being built – how they traveled what they saw I wanted to gain insight into how Caroline Astor was able to gain wield and retain so much power I wanted to learn about the “dollar princesses” and why wealthy Americans were willing to trade their daughters for threadbare royal titles None of that appears here Instead King has cobbled together a 455 page book seemingly from census reports household ledgers and back issues of Architectural Digest His footnotes are nonsensical and the only substance in the book come from his endless descriptions of ornately carved walnut panels and marble pillars Honestly if you want to learn a little something about the Gilded Age watch James Cameron’s bloated film Titanic Better yet read something by either Edith Wharton or Henry James

EBOOK Ý A Season of Splendor The Court of Mrs Astor in Gilded Age New York ì Greg King

All Street speculators and forged an uneasy and glittering new society in New York City The best of the best were Caroline Astor's families and she shaped and ruled this high society with steelA Season of Splendor is a panoramic sweep across this sumptuous landscape presenting the families the wealth the balls the clothing and the mansions in vivid detail as well as the shocking end of Season of Splendor The Court PDF or the era with the sinking of the Titani I am fascinated by the Gilded Age This is an excellent book on the period He gives great detail on how they lived the rules of being in society and the money they spent I loved the stories on the famed individuals and their actions marriages and ambition The only reason why I did give it five stars is because the descriptions of their homes were way too long Beside from that I loved it

Greg King ì A Season of Splendor The Court of Mrs Astor in Gilded Age New York KINDLE

A Season of Splendor The Court of Mrs Astor in Gilded Age New YorkSon EpubEuropean courts in their refinement The message was unmistakable the United States had arrived culturally and Caroline Astor and her circle were intent on leading the nation to unimagined heights of glory From A Season of SplendorTake a dazzling journey through the Gilded Age the period from roughly the s to when bluebloods from older established families met the nouveau riche headlong railway barons steel magnates and Season of Splendor Kindle #207 W Well this is a history book It is a darn good history book Meticulous research and reporting on the Splendors of this age It is not a novel nor does it have much dialogue between or among anyone The author details the interior of tremendous homes and I wished for pictures One picture is worth a thousand words and in this case it would have been very true Then I realized that I could Google these places by name and voila PICTURES Do this There were jaw dropping moments for me things I had never heard before and I do think this book is a gateway book to others on this same subject or about ANY of these people at any time or place in their lives I struggle with how many stars to give this as if deserves all 5 but worry that if you are not looking for a book of this scope and think you will be entertained by a story you will be disappointed It's massive detailed and fascinating but not entertaining