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Fortune's Children

The Fall of the House of Vanderbilt

Arthur T Vanderbilt II

For fans of Downton Abbey, a real-life American version of the Crawley family--Fortune's Children is an enthralling true story that recreates the drama, splendor, and wealth of the legendary Vanderbilts.Vanderbilt: The very name is synonymous with the Gilded Age. The family patriarch, "the Commodore," built a fortune that made him the world's riche...
Publish Date
January 1
First Published in 1989
Goodreads rating
Oct 08, 2017
Can't recommend this book about how Cornelius Vanderbilt's heirs blew his fortune enough. So well written, and full of insights about what money does and doesn't do to people.      source
@marshal Never give your kids the money you earned. They’ll blow it. Read the book “The children of Vanderbilt” who somehow managed to go from one of the richest families to zero. Great book.      source