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CHARACTERS ↠ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ☆ Greg King Journey through the splendor and the excesses of of Splendor PDF #180 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 Season. 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

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FREE READ A Season of Splendor The Court of Mrs Astor in Gilded Age New York ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ´ ❮PDF / Epub❯ ☀ A Season of Splendor The Court of Mrs Astor in Gilded Age New York Author Greg King – Journey through the splendo Kindle European 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 PDF #10003. A fascinating look into the Gilded Age and the people who were holding court during it Caroline Astor the Vanderbilts; the Belmonts are just some of the Gilded Age families The Kardashians can't hold a candle to these people The incredible amounts of money spent on anything and everything was boggling King gives the amount of money in sums of the day and also what that would be in 2008 terms Chapters on transportation the houses the jewelry Newport society and homes all open a window to this time gone past

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A Season of Splendor The Court of Mrs Astor in Gilded Age New YorkWall 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 the era with the sinking of the Titani. interesting subject but blech the writing When I'm counting the number of times you use the same adjective on one page you need to find a better editor