Fortune's Children
  • Author : Arthur T. Vanderbilt, II
  • Release Date : 16 April 2013
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 544
  • ISBN 13 : 9780062288370
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Book Description: Vanderbilt: the very name signifies wealth. The family patriarch, "the Commodore," built up a fortune that made him the world's richest man by 1877. Yet, less than fifty years after the Commodore's death, one of his direct descendants died penniless, and no Vanderbilt was counted among the world's richest people. Fortune's Children tells the dramatic story of all the amazingly colorful spenders who dissipated such a vast inheritance.

Fortune s Children

Fortune s Children

Author : Arthur T. Vanderbilt, II
Publisher : Harper Collins
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Vanderbilt: the very name signifies wealth. The family patriarch, "the Commodore," built up a fortune that made him the world's richest man by 1877. Yet, less than fifty years after the Commodore's death, one of his direct descendants died penniless, and no Vanderbilt was counted among the world's richest people. Fortune's ...

Fortune s Children

Fortune s Children

Author : Arthur T. Vanderbilt
Publisher : William Morrow Paperbacks
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Vanderbilt: the very name signifies wealth. The family patriarch, "the Commodore," built up a fortune that made him the world's richest man by 1877. Yet, less than fifty years after the Commodore's death, one of his direct descendants died penniless, and no Vanderbilt was counted among the world's richest people. Fortune's ...

Fortune s Children

Fortune s Children

Author : Arthur T. Vanderbilt
Publisher : Harper Collins
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Vanderbilt: the very name signifies wealth. The family patriarch, "the Commodore," built up a fortune that made him the world's richest man by 1877. Yet, less than fifty years after the Commodore's death, one of his direct descendants died penniless, and no Vanderbilt was counted among the world's richest people. Fortune's ...

Fortune Cookie Fortunes

Fortune Cookie Fortunes

Author : Grace Lin
Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Crack, crack, crack! The cookies snap open and the family’s fortunes are revealed. Mei Mei wants to know how hers will come true. Jie Jie scoffs—they never come true. But Pacy isn’t so sure. As she waits and watches, she notices magical things happening in her family. ...

Grandpa s Fortune Fables

Grandpa s Fortune Fables

Author : Will Rainey
Publisher : Will Rainey
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Fun stories to teach your kids about money. "Perhaps the most cleverly written, and delightful to read, financial education book" J.J. Wenrich (Author and Financial Advisor) When Grandpa Jack was a young man, he went on an adventure to a faraway island in search of gold. Whilst he was ...

Fortune s Secret Child

Fortune s Secret Child

Author : Shawna Delacorte
Publisher : Harlequin
Genre : Fiction
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On a sultry midnight eve, Dr. Shane Fortune came face-to-face with his past. For his "intruder" was the woman he'd once loved but foolishly let go. Now Cynthia McCree and her son were his reluctant houseguests. Her reasons for being under his roof were no secret. But Shane knew that ...

Fortune s Favorite Child

Fortune s Favorite Child

Author : Christopher Maurer,Walter Inglis Anderson
Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
Genre : Art
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A celebration of the photographer's work shines light on his remarkable achievements as an artist and a naturalist who created beautiful paintings, prints, murals, journals, wood carvings, ceramic works, poems, aphorisms, and illustrations. (Biography)...

Fortune s Child

Fortune s Child

Author : James Conroyd Martin
Publisher : Unknown
Genre : Fiction
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Theodora: actress, prostitute, mistress. And Byzantine Empress of the civilized world. Stephen: handsome Syrian boy, wizard's apprentice, palace eunuch. And Secretary to the Empress. How does this unlikely pair become such allies that one day Empress Theodora asks Stephen to write her biography? From a very young age, Theodora, daughter ...

Fortune s Magic Farm

Fortune s Magic Farm

Author : Suzanne Selfors
Publisher : Imprint
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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In the spirit of Roald Dahl, Suzanne Selfors spins a wonderful and weird middle-grade tale filled with friendship and magic—now in an entirely new package! Ten-year-old Isabelle lives in Runny Cove where it’s always raining and the whole world has turned gray. When she gets a mysterious visitor ...

Hired Husband

Hired Husband

Author : Rebecca Brandewyne
Publisher : Silhouette
Genre : Fiction
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With eyes as dark as night and a gaze that laid all secrets bare, Nick Valkov was the kind of man any smart woman would avoid. But dire circumstances forced levelheaded Caroline Fortune to proposition this compelling stranger…with marriage. Her family's fate rested in Nick's capable hands—and brilliant ...

Children of Uncertain Fortune

Children of Uncertain Fortune

Author : Daniel Livesay
Publisher : UNC Press Books
Genre : History
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By tracing the largely forgotten eighteenth-century migration of elite mixed-race individuals from Jamaica to Great Britain, Children of Uncertain Fortune reinterprets the evolution of British racial ideologies as a matter of negotiating family membership. Using wills, legal petitions, family correspondences, and inheritance lawsuits, Daniel Livesay is the first scholar to ...

Fortune Telling Birthday Book

Fortune Telling Birthday Book

Author : Chronicle Books
Publisher : Chronicle Books
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Discover the meaning behind your birthday, identify your ideal mate, and more with this handy little guide. Forget cookies and crystal balls—this little book has a personalized fortune for you and everyone you love. Harkening back to the 1930s, the nostalgic illustrations in the Fortune-Telling Birthday Book accompany a ...

The Story of the Treasure Seekers

The Story of the Treasure Seekers

Author : Edith Nesbit
Publisher : 1st World Publishing
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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This is the story of the different ways we looked for treasure, and I think when you have read it you will see that we were not lazy about the looking. There are some things I must tell before I begin to tell about the treasure-seeking, because I hav...

New Treasure Seekers

New Treasure Seekers

Author : Edith Nesbit
Publisher : Lindhardt og Ringhof
Genre : Fiction
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Have you ever wanted to help someone but ended up making things worse? In this collection of short tales we follow the Bastable children who find themselves in exactly that situation. Even though the siblings try to do good, they always end up getting into trouble. This time, they get ...

Fortune s Fool

Fortune s Fool

Author : Mercedes Lackey
Publisher : LUNA
Genre : Fiction
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The seventh daughter of the Sea King, Ekaterina is more than a pampered princess-she's also the family spy. Which makes her the perfect emissary to check out interesting happenings in the neighboring kingdom…and nothing interests her more than Sasha, the seventh son of the king of Belrus. Ekaterina suspects ...