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Fortune's Children

Fortune's Children

Fortune's Children

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Publisher: Harper Collins

Isbn 10: 0062288377

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Number of Pages: 544

Number of Views: 1151

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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 Children tells the dramatic story of all the amazingly colorful spenders who dissipated such a vast inheritance.


Cornelius Vanderbilt

Cornelius Vanderbilt

Cornelius Vanderbilt

Author: Cassandra Schumacher

Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC

Isbn 10: 1502645416

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Number of Pages: 128

Number of Views: 720

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Cornelius Vanderbilt was born for business. Though poorly educated, he built an empire on steam power and died a millionaire. Fueled by the spirit of competition and possessing a brilliant mind for business, Vanderbilt became the first true industrial tycoon. He dominated the shipping industry with steamboats and railroads. Vanderbilt changed the way business was done in America. Readers explore the life and triumphs of America's first industrial titan through photographs, anecdotes, sidebars, and more.


Vanderbilt Football

Vanderbilt Football

Vanderbilt Football

Author: Bill Traughber

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

Isbn 10: 1625842317

Category: Sports & Recreation

Number of Pages: 160

Number of Views: 1083

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In the Southeastern Conference arguably the most historic and competitive conference in all of college football the more blue-collar programs often get overshadowed by the dynasties (read: Alabama). So it has been with Vanderbilt's football history. Yet Vandy is one of the South's, and the country's, most historic universities. Not surprisingly, there are many fun, fascinating, and peculiar history. There are triumphs, like Vandy's upset of Alabama in 1969; tragedies, like the riot that ended a game in 1896; historic events, like the founding of Dudley field in 1922, still the Commodore's home. Then there are the legendary coaches and players. Players from across Vandy's history like Irby "Rabbit" Curry, Dixie Roberts, Carl Hinkle, Greet Ricketson, and Josh Cody, who excelled on both sides of the ball. Coaches like Dan MuGugin who established Vandy as a power house from the early 1900s to the 1930s, and remains the only NCAA football coach in history to win his first three games by 60 points or more. Plus, pioneers like Ray Morrison who helped establish Vandy football, serving as player and coach.


Willie K. Vanderbilt II

Willie K. Vanderbilt II

Willie K. Vanderbilt II

Author: Steven H. Gittelman

Publisher: McFarland

Isbn 10: 0786458232

Category: Social Science

Number of Pages: 264

Number of Views: 526

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The Vanderbilts were one of the great American families of the industrial era. This book explores the life of one of its lesser-known scions of the fourth generation, William Kissam Vanderbilt II, known simply as Willie K. An inheritor, not a builder, Willie K. lacked the drive and ambition necessary for furthering the Vanderbilt dynasty, especially in the political atmosphere of bank failures, the dawn of progressivism, and the First World War. This biography, while the story of one man, is also an exploration of the burden of enormous wealth, the danger of inherited dreams, and the struggle for self-actualization regardless of wealth or social status.


Vanderbilt Basketball

Vanderbilt Basketball

Vanderbilt Basketball

Author: Bill Traughber

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

Isbn 10: 1614237247

Category: History

Number of Pages: 192

Number of Views: 1037

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Vanderbilt basketball has come a long way since the beginnings of organized team play in 1893. Vanderbilt athletic historian Bill Traughber leads the charge through Commodore history, from the Old Gym to the 2012 NCAA Tournament, complete with memories from players and coaches.Experience the program's turning point from the court of the 1947 98-29 loss to Kentucky that sent a clear message: time to play ball or drop it. The first full-time head coach, Bob Polk, soon arrived and built Vanderbilt basketball into the national contender it is today. Feel the magic of Memorial Gymnasium and get on your feet to cheer for impossible buzzer-beaters and thrilling victories.


Vanderbilt's Biltmore

Vanderbilt's Biltmore

Vanderbilt's Biltmore

Author: Robert Wernick

Publisher: New Word City

Isbn 10: 1612306136

Category: History

Number of Pages: 25

Number of Views: 1281

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The original sketch for the Biltmore, George Washington Vanderbilt's grand estate in the mountains near Asheville, North Carolina, laid out plans for a modest Tuscan villa. But ambition quickly took wing. The house swelled to 225 rooms and became - until 2012 when it was topped by the home of a billionaire in Mumbai, India - the world's largest residence ever built for a private citizen. Here, in this short-form book, New York Times bestselling author Robert Wernick tells the story of the house that Vanderbilt built - from the gardens by Frederick Law Olmsted to the John Singer Sargent portraits that adorn its walls.


Commodore Vanderbilt

Commodore Vanderbilt

Commodore Vanderbilt

Author: Arthur D. Howden Smith

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

Isbn 10: 1602066973

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Number of Pages: 400

Number of Views: 1806

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Corneel flung up that lion head of his, a mingling of amusement and resentment mirrored in his frosty eyes. "Steamship, gal," he corrected. "Steamboats don't go to sea. The Prometheus is the sightliest craft in these waters. I didn't see her beat in England, either. And I'll tell ye something else. She's the fust ocean steamer ever built with one man's money." A flame of high egotism ennobled his conqueror's face. "She's Cornelius Van Derbilt's, as she puts to sea. No other man owns ary dollar of her. She's mine, b'God, mine!" -from Chapter IV His name has not endured like those of his contemporaries, but Arthur D. Howden Smith was, in the early years of the 20th century, a tremendously popular author of pulp fiction on a par with E.E. "Doc" Smith and Edgar Rice Burroughs. And the same boisterous enthusiasm that made his adventure tales of pirates and Vikings so rip-roaring readable bursts forth from his nonfiction as well. Here, in this 1927 work, Howden Smith tells the story of the life of American railroad and shipping magnate Cornelius Vanderbilt, from his family's roots in Holland to the last weeks before his death, when he clung to life with the pitbull tenacity that has taken him from a humble Staten Island childhood to wealth, fame, and power. Fun and feisty, this is a terrific work of classic biography. Also available from Cosimo Classics: Howden Smith's John Jacob Astor: Landlord of New York. ARTHUR DOUGLAS HOWDEN SMITH (1887-1945) was an enormously prolific and diverse writer, penning numerous short stories, biographies, and business studies, but he is best remembered for his many pulp novels, including Porto Bello Gold (a prequel to Treasure Island), The Dead Go Overside, The Doom Trail, Swain's Saga, and others.


Results of the Fifth George Vanderbilt Expedition, 1941: Part 1 -- Description of a New Species of Vireo from St. Andrews Island, Colombia: Notulae Naturae of The Academy of Natural Sciences of Phila., No. 96

Results of the Fifth George Vanderbilt Expedition, 1941: Part 1 -- Description of a New Species of Vireo from St. Andrews Island, Colombia: Notulae Naturae of The Academy of Natural Sciences of Phila., No. 96

Results of the Fifth George Vanderbilt Expedition, 1941: Part 1 -- Description of a New Species of Vireo from St. Andrews Island, Colombia: Notulae Naturae of The Academy of Natural Sciences of Phila., No. 96

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Publisher: Academy of Natural Sciences

Isbn 10: 9781604830965

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Tales from the Vanderbilt Commodores

Tales from the Vanderbilt Commodores

Tales from the Vanderbilt Commodores

Author: Chris Lee

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Isbn 10: 1613217501

Category: Sports & Recreation

Number of Pages: 304

Number of Views: 697

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Though boasting a smaller student body than most other Southeastern Conference schools, Vanderbilt University’s spirit and passion is without bounds—and with good reason. This book highlights several Vandy sports programs whose teams have shined over the course of the school’s athletic history and the players and coaches who have been a part of them. Much of Vandy’s recent athletic success has come from the football team. Under coach James Franklin, the Commodores had their first sold-out season opener since 1999. In 2012, the squad tied the school record for most wins and finished in the top 25 poll, en route to a bowl game for the second straight year, and followed that with another bowl game in 2013. The men’s basketball team has also offered a lot of excitement of late. In 2011–2012, the squad boasted the top two scorers in the conference in John Jenkins and Jeffrey Taylor, both of whom were drafted to the NBA. The team won the SEC Tournament title that season, beating conference rival Kentucky. On the women’s side, the team made it to the second round of the NCAA Tournament in 2013, marking the 11th time in as many seasons that coach Melanie Balcomb has led the team to at least 20 wins and an NCAA berth. The Commodores have also had something to cheer about on the baseball field, winning or sharing three SEC titles since 2007. In 2012, alumnus David Price received the American League Cy Young Award. Pedro Álvarez, also an alumnus and an infielder on the Pittsburgh Pirates, was a member of the 2013 National League All-Star team. In this latest addition to the Tales From series, Chris Lee highlights these athletes and coaches and so many others who have become part of Commodore lore. It’s perfect for the fan of the black and gold! Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sports—books about baseball, pro football, college football, pro and college basketball, hockey, or soccer, we have a book about your sport or your team. Whether you are a New York Yankees fan or hail from Red Sox nation; whether you are a die-hard Green Bay Packers or Dallas Cowboys fan; whether you root for the Kentucky Wildcats, Louisville Cardinals, UCLA Bruins, or Kansas Jayhawks; whether you route for the Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens, or Los Angeles Kings; we have a book for you. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.


Alva Vanderbilt Belmont

Alva Vanderbilt Belmont

Alva Vanderbilt Belmont

Author: Sylvia D. Hoffert

Publisher: Indiana University Press

Isbn 10: 0253005604

Category: Social Science

Number of Pages: 296

Number of Views: 1328

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A fascinating biography of the New York socialite who played a surprising role in the fight for suffrage. Born in the middle of the nineteenth century, Alva Vanderbilt Belmont was known to be domineering, temperamental, and opinionated. She married two millionaires, and pressured her daughter to wed an aristocrat. This resolve to get her own way regardless of the consequences stood her in good stead when she joined the American woman suffrage movement in 1909. Thereafter, she used her wealth, her administrative expertise, and her social celebrity to help convince Congress to pass the 19th Amendment and then to persuade the exhausted leaders of the National Woman’s Party to initiate a worldwide equal rights campaign. In this book, Sylvia D. Hoffert argues that Belmont was a feminist visionary and that her financial support was crucial to the success of the suffrage and equal rights movements. She also shows how Belmont’s activism, and the money she used to support it, enriches our understanding of the personal dynamics of the American woman’s rights movement. Drawing upon and analyzing Belmont’s own memoirs, she illustrates how this determined woman went about the complex and collaborative process of creating her public self. “Engaging . . . Highly recommended.” —Choice


The Vanderbilt Women

The Vanderbilt Women

The Vanderbilt Women

Author: Clarice Stasz, New England Publishing Associates Inc

Publisher: iUniverse

Isbn 10: 1475923538

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Number of Pages: 500

Number of Views: 1596

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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.


Vanderbilt Cup Races of Long Island

Vanderbilt Cup Races of Long Island

Vanderbilt Cup Races of Long Island

Author: Howard Kroplick

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

Isbn 10: 1439636192

Category: Photography

Number of Pages: 128

Number of Views: 1191

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“Chain your dogs and lock up your fowls!” heralded posters announcing the first international road race in the United States and the first of the six William K. Vanderbilt Jr. Cup Races held on Long Island from 1904 to 1910. These races were the most prestigious sporting events of their day, drawing huge crowds from 25,000 to over 250,000 spectators. The Vanderbilt Cup Races had a far-reaching impact on the development of American automobiles and parkways and are a testament to the early racing spirit and drama. The rare images in this book, many published for the first time, have been selected from the archives of major museums, libraries, and private collectors.


Zoological Results of the Vanderbilt Nihoa Expedition: I -- Summary of Zoological Explorations & the Birds of Nihoa: Notulae Naturae of The Academy of Natural Sciences of Phila., No. 86

Zoological Results of the Vanderbilt Nihoa Expedition: I -- Summary of Zoological Explorations & the Birds of Nihoa: Notulae Naturae of The Academy of Natural Sciences of Phila., No. 86

Zoological Results of the Vanderbilt Nihoa Expedition: I -- Summary of Zoological Explorations & the Birds of Nihoa: Notulae Naturae of The Academy of Natural Sciences of Phila., No. 86

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Publisher: Academy of Natural Sciences

Isbn 10: 9781604830866

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You May Also Like

You May Also Like

You May Also Like

Author: Tom Vanderbilt

Publisher: Knopf Canada

Isbn 10: 0307402649

Category: Social Science

Number of Pages: 368

Number of Views: 1549

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From the bestselling author of Traffic, a brilliant and entertaining exploration of our personal tastes--why we like the things we like, and what it says about us. Everyone knows his or her favourite colour, the foods we most enjoy, and which season of The Sopranos deserves the most stars on Netflix. But what does it really mean when we like something? How do we decide what's good? Is it something biological? What is the role of our personal experiences in shaping our tastes? And how do businesses make use of this information to develop and sell their products? In You May Also Like, Tom Vanderbilt dives deep into this complex and fascinating world. He explores the physiology of eating to reveal how our taste buds, which can only recognize five tastes, interact with our olfactory systems and our memories to create an astounding array of flavours. He shows how difficult it is, even for experts, to pinpoint exactly what makes something good or enjoyable, and how companies like Netflix can make or lose millions based on their ability to predict what we will enjoy. Like his bestselling book Traffic, Vanderbilt's new book takes us on a stimulating and surprising intellectual journey that helps us better understand our world and ourselves, and the things we so often take for granted.


The First Tycoon

The First Tycoon

The First Tycoon

Author: T.J. Stiles

Publisher: Vintage

Isbn 10: 0307271552

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Number of Pages: 752

Number of Views: 789

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NATIONAL BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD In this groundbreaking biography, T.J. Stiles tells the dramatic story of Cornelius “Commodore” Vanderbilt, the combative man and American icon who, through his genius and force of will, did more than perhaps any other individual to create modern capitalism. Meticulously researched and elegantly written, The First Tycoon describes an improbable life, from Vanderbilt’s humble birth during the presidency of George Washington to his death as one of the richest men in American history. In between we see how the Commodore helped to launch the transportation revolution, propel the Gold Rush, reshape Manhattan, and invent the modern corporation. Epic in its scope and success, the life of Vanderbilt is also the story of the rise of America itself.


A Year Like No Other

A Year Like No Other

A Year Like No Other

Author: Ryan Underwood

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Isbn 10: 1637630042

Category: Political Science

Number of Pages: 240

Number of Views: 626

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The University that was at the heart of the research to discover the vaccines for the pandemic pens the story of how it all happened. In 2020, as COVID-19 threw the U.S. higher education system into turmoil, university administrators around the country debated whether it was prudent—or even possible—to teach students in person or conduct laboratory research amid a once-in-a-century pandemic. For the leadership at Vanderbilt University, the answer to the question was a resounding Yes. Viewing residential education and collaborative research as essential to its academic and societal mission, Vanderbilt was one of a small number of America’s top universities to put rigorous safety protocols in place to allow students, faculty, and research personnel back to campus in the fall. Told with recollections and insights from Vanderbilt’s leaders, students, faculty, and staff, and moving at a pace matching the events it describes, A Year Like No Other takes readers from Vanderbilt’s near-shutdown in the spring through its reopening for the 2020–2021 academic year, providing an inside look at how the university coped not only with COVID-19, but also with a tragic night of tornadoes and the urgent calls for racial justice following the killing of George Floyd. A Year Like No Other also highlights some of the vital contributions that faculty at Vanderbilt and Vanderbilt University Medical Center have made to the development of COVID-19 vaccines and therapies, with research fueled in part by Dolly Parton, the beloved country music legend. A Year Like No Other captures a singular moment in the university’s history while delivering a concise portrait of successful crisis management playing out amid the fast-changing circumstances of global health threats and a barrage of local hardships.


Commodore

Commodore

Commodore

Author: Edward J. Renehan, Jr.

Publisher: Basic Books

Isbn 10: 046501030X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Number of Pages: 400

Number of Views: 556

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Armed with a trove of previously unreleased archives, Edward J. Renehan Jr. offers a compelling portrait of Cornelius Vanderbilt, who built large shipping and rail enterprises into cornerstones of the American economy, and amassed one of the greatest fortunes the world has ever known. This is the definitive biography of a man whose influence on American business was unsurpassed in his day—or any other.


Law and the Modern Mind

Law and the Modern Mind

Law and the Modern Mind

Author: Susanna L. Blumenthal

Publisher: Harvard University Press

Isbn 10: 0674495535

Category: Law

Number of Pages: N.A

Number of Views: 1417

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Headline-grabbing murders are not the only cases in which sanity has been disputed in the American courtroom. Susanna Blumenthal traces this litigation, revealing how ideas of human consciousness, agency, and responsibility have shaped American jurisprudence as judges struggled to reconcile Enlightenment rationality with new sciences of the mind.


Bromo-Seltzer King

Bromo-Seltzer King

Bromo-Seltzer King

Author: Bob Luke

Publisher: McFarland

Isbn 10: 1476636877

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Number of Pages: 214

Number of Views: 1222

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Captain Isaac "Ike" Emerson, riding high on the international success of his patent, Bromo-Seltzer, lived a storied life of opulence. This first biography of the "Bromo-Seltzer King" traces his path from North Carolina farm boy to Baltimore-based multimillionaire with a penchant for lavish entertaining. Emerson is presented as an entrepreneur, patriot, civic leader, sportsman, and philanthropist. He was a phenom in his era, and this book, drawing from archival records, newspapers of the day, and interviews with descendants, details the ups and downs of his complex and indulgent life.


The Rainbow Comes and Goes

The Rainbow Comes and Goes

The Rainbow Comes and Goes

Author: Anderson Cooper,Gloria Vanderbilt

Publisher: HarperCollins

Isbn 10: 0062674595

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Number of Pages: 320

Number of Views: 1646

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Though Anderson Cooper has always considered himself close to his mother, his intensely busy career as a journalist for CNN and CBS affords him little time to spend with her. After she suffers a brief but serious illness at the age of ninety-one, they resolve to change their relationship by beginning a year-long conversation unlike any they had ever had before. The result is a correspondence of surprising honesty and depth in which they discuss their lives, the things that matter to them, and what they still want to learn about each other. Both a son’s love letter to his mother and an unconventional mom’s life lessons for her grown son, The Rainbow Comes and Goes offers a rare window into their close relationship and fascinating life stories, including their tragedies and triumphs. In these often humorous and moving exchanges, they share their most private thoughts and the hard-earned truths they’ve learned along the way. In their words their distinctive personalities shine through—Anderson’s journalistic outlook on the world is a sharp contrast to his mother’s idealism and unwavering optimism. An appealing memoir with inspirational advice, The Rainbow Comes and Goes is a beautiful and affectionate celebration of the universal bond between a parent and a child, and a thoughtful reflection on life, reminding us of the precious insight that remains to be shared, no matter our age.