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The Clarks of Cooperstown : their Singer sewing machine fortune, their great and influential art collections, their forty-year feud

Author: Nicholas Fox Weber
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The idiosyncratic lives of Sterling and Stephen Clark, two of America's greatest art collectors, heirs to the Singer sewing machine fortune, and for decades bitter enemies. Includes the story of the two generations that preceded theirs, providing an intimate portrait of one of the least known of America's richest families. The story includes the founding of the Baseball Hall of Fame and New York's Museum of Modern  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Robert Sterling Clark; Stephen Carlton Clark; Robert Sterling Clark; Stephen Carlton Clark
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas Fox Weber
ISBN: 9780307263476 0307263479
OCLC Number: 76481392
Description: xvii, 420 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: I. Edward --
II. Alfred --
III. Elizabeth --
IV. Sterling --
V. Edward and Ambrose --
VI. Stephen.
Responsibility: Nicholas Fox Weber.
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The idiosyncratic lives of Sterling and Stephen Clark, two of America's greatest art collectors, heirs to the Singer sewing machine fortune, and for decades bitter enemies. Includes the story of the two generations that preceded theirs, providing an intimate portrait of one of the least known of America's richest families. The story includes the founding of the Baseball Hall of Fame and New York's Museum of Modern Art, and a bizarre attempted coup against Franklin D. Roosevelt.--From publisher description.

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