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Gilded : how Newport became America's richest resort

Author: Deborah Davis
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents a history of Newport, Rhode Island and its social elite as it survived several ups and downs and provided summer housing for super wealthy Americans like the Vanderbilts, Astors and others.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Deborah Davis
ISBN: 9780470124130 047012413X
OCLC Number: 319499391
Description: x, 309 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: The season, 1913 --
The isle of peace --
Reversal of fortune --
The new Newport --
"The" Mrs. Astor --
Calculated moves --
Alva --
The cottage wars --
Mamie --
Upstairs and downstairs --
Tessie --
Members only --
Ladies first --
Edith --
Fast times --
A very good year --
Beatrice --
That sinking feeling --
The binds that tie --
Eileen --
There goes the neighborhood --
Enemies and eyesores --
Fire sale --
Self preservation --
All that jazz --
Jackie --
What a swell party this is --
The changing of the guard --
Minnie --
Anything goes --
Doris --
Tourist attractions --
Who wants to be a millionaire? --
Everything old is new again --
The season, 2008.
Responsibility: Deborah Davis.

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Presents a history of Newport, Rhode Island and its social elite as it survived several ups and downs and provided summer housing for super wealthy Americans like the Vanderbilts, Astors and others.

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