[Reading] ➽ The Vanderbilt Women By Clarice Stasz – Chainnews.us

The Vanderbilt Women 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York Society From The Middle Of The Eighteenth Century Through The Twentieth Of Special Interest Are The Discovery Of Unpublished Letters And A Pseudonymous Lesbian Novel That Shed Light On The Complex Character Of The Most Currently Famous Vanderbilt Woman, Gloria Vanderbilt.

[Reading] ➽ The Vanderbilt Women  By Clarice Stasz – Chainnews.us
  • Paperback
  • 500 pages
  • The Vanderbilt Women
  • Clarice Stasz
  • English
  • 18 July 2017
  • 1583487271

10 thoughts on “The Vanderbilt Women


  1. says:

    An interesting multiple biography of some of theinteresting and colorful women members of the Vanderbilt family Includes information on Gertude Vanderbilt Whitney who was a noted sculptor and who established the Whitney Museum of American Art, Alva Smith Vanderbilt who played a significant role in the women s suffrage movement in the United States, and numerous others A family tree would have helped to keep the relationships in perspective especially since many of the women shared the s An interesting multiple biography of some of theinteresting and colorful women members of the Vanderbilt family Includes information on Gertude Vanderbilt Whitney who was a noted sculptor and who established the Whitney Museum of American Art, Alva Smith Vanderbilt wh...


  2. says:

    interesting book about a group of women that have been under the radar


  3. says:

    Fascinated about the Vanderbilt s family after viewing George Vanderbilt s Bilt in Asheville, NC, On July 13 and 14, 2017, I began reading everything about them In this book the two most fascinating characters the were Alva Erskine Smith Vanderbilt 1853 1933 and Gloria Laura Vanderbilt 1924 Alva Erskine Smith Vanderbilt was the wife of Wm Kissam Vanderbilt I 1849 1920 , the grandson of Vanderbilt Patriarch, Cornelius Vanderbilt 1794 1877 and the grandson of Cornelius s favorite so Fascinated about the Vanderbilt s family after viewing George Vanderbilt s Bi...


  4. says:

    The author did a nice job making the Vanderbilt women come to life It was interesting learning about the powerful impacts they had on society, as well as most of their sad marriages I only ended up reading up until the 1920s though because that was what I was most interested in...


  5. says:

    The Vanderbilt dynasty makes for an interesting saga and this book pretty much covers the women of that family who were influential in their own realm It does, however, get bogged down in two areas withdetail than the reader needs to know.the decor of the mansions and the woman s movement at the turn of the century It slows down the narrative and the readers might find themselves skipping through those sections.That weakness aside, it is a fascinating look at American royalty and The Vanderbilt dynasty makes for an interesting saga and this book pretty much covers the women of that family who were influential in their own realm It does, however, get bogged down in two areas withdetail than the reader needs to know.the decor of the mansions and the woman s movement at the turn of the century It slows down the narrative and the readers might find themselves skipping through those sections.That weakness aside, it is a fascinating look at American royalty and how wealth of...


  6. says:

    Interesting for the most part especially when dealing with Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney , but the narrative falls apart when Stasz discusses Gloria Vanderbilt Cooper in the final chapters Ms Cooper sensibly declined to turn over her memories to Ms Stasz, preferring to write them out herself.Stasz spends a lot of time in psyc...


  7. says:

    Great book I m a bit slanted in my opinion as I m a real lover of biographies especially well written biographies This is a well written book and keeps your interest Not enough biographers know how to keep you...


  8. says:

    I am still blazing through all my Vanderbilt books I like this one because it focused on the women who are compelling, but not necessarily Vanderbilts by blood Did you know Anderson Cooper is a Vanderbilt I didn t.


  9. says:

    This book was the most detailed book I have read to date I liked this because it included a lot of the current history with each chapter and that made itinteresting for me.


  10. says:

    This book was interesting but overall too slow moving It also would have benefited from a family tree in the beginning, given that everyone had the same names.

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