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    Empty mansions : the mysterious life of Huguette Clark and the spending of a great American fortune / Bill Dedman and Paul Clark Newell, Jr.
    by Dedman, Bill.
    New York : Ballantine Books, [2013]
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    Newell, Paul Clark, Jr.
    ISBN: 
    9780345534521 :
    0345534522 :
    Bib #: 
    871433
    Description: 
    xxviii, 456 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
    Edition: 
    First edition.
    Contents: 
    W.A. Clark Family Tree -- Introduction -- An Apparition -- Still life -- The Clark Mansion, Part One -- The Log Cabin -- The Copper King Mansion -- The U.S. Capitol -- The Clark Mansion, Part Two -- 907 Fifth Avenue, Part One -- 907 Fifth Avenue, Part Two -- Bellosguardo -- Le Beau Château -- Doctors Hospital -- Beth Israel Medical Center -- Woodlawn Cemetery -- Surrogate's Courthouse -- Epilogue: The Cricket -- Authors' Note -- Appendix: Siblings of W.A. Clark -- Appendix: Inflation Adjustment.
    Summary: 
    Bill Dedman noticed a property listing for a grand estate that had been unoccupied for nearly sixty years and stumbled into a tale of wealth and loss, complete with copper barons, Gilded Age opulence, and backdoor politics. At its heart is a reclusive 104-year-old heiress named Huguette Clark--the bright, talented daughter who is born into an almost royal family of amazing wealth and privilege, yet who secrets herself away from the outside world. Though she owned three palatial homes in California, New York, and Connecticut, they sat vacant while she lived out her final two decades in a New York City hospital room, despite being in excellent health. Her father was self-made copper industrialist W. A. Clark, who was one of the richest men in early 20th century America. Huguette's inheritance afforded her untold luxury: paintings, a Stradivarius, a collection of antique dolls, gifts for her friends, the freedom to pursue her own work as an artist, and, most important, the privacy she valued above all else. The Clark family story takes the reader nearly the entire span of American history in just three generations. The same Huguette who held a ticket for the return trip of the Titanic was touched by the terror attacks of 9/11. Empty Mansions is a story of an eccentric of the highest order, a last jewel of the Gilded Age who lived life on her own terms--Excerpted from publisher.
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