Category : Biography & Autobiography
Editor : Harper Collins
ISBN : 9780062288370
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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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.

Category : Biography & Autobiography
Editor : William Morrow Paperbacks
ISBN : 0062224069
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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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.

Category : Biography & Autobiography
Editor : Harper Collins
ISBN : 9780688103866
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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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.

Category : Juvenile Fiction
Editor : Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN : 9780307982605
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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Crack, crack, crack! The cookies snap open and the family’s fortunes are revealed. Mei Mei wants to know how hers will come true. Jie Jie scoffs—they never come true. But Pacy isn’t so sure. As she waits and watches, she notices magical things happening in her family. Could the fortunes really be right? And what about Pacy’s fortune: “You will see the world in a new way”? Well, yes, it’s true! Pacy has been seeing the world through fortune cookies! This exhuberantly illustrated story about every kid’s favorite part of a Chinese meal also includes a brief history of the fortune cookie. What will your fortune be? Crack! Open up a cookie and find out.

Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
Editor : Will Rainey
ISBN : 9781739972622
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 250
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Fun stories to teach your kids about money. "Perhaps the most cleverly written, and delightful to read, financial education book" J.J. Wenrich (Author and Financial Advisor) When Grandpa Jack was a young man, he went on an adventure to a faraway island in search of gold. Whilst he was on the island he discovered 'The Three Rules of Wealth'. These rules helped him to become a very wealthy man. As Gail shares her Grandpa’s adventures, your kids will learn: - The difference between being 'Rich' and being 'Wealthy' - How to earn money - The importance of saving their money - How to grow their money (investing) - That patience is the superpower of the wealthy - Why they should avoid gambling, scams and (bad) debt Your kids will also have to try and solve Grandpa's Mystery Code as they answer short questions to recap on what they have learnt throughout the book. “This book should be in every school library” Kevin Gatland OBE "I would give this book 5 stars out of 5 ... It’s great to read aloud!" Isla Manson, avid reader, age 11

Category : Fiction
Editor : Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN : 9781402256455
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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"Lee brings the atmosphere of the Georgian era to life with lush descriptions that beg the reader to see, hear, feel and touch it all."—RT Book Reviews She is the ultimate gamble...And he'll risk everything on a toss of the dice Beautiful young widow Susannah, Lady Messingham, refuses to belong to any man again. Until she inadvertently draws handsome Lord Philip Drake into an exhilarating game of terrifying stakes and unimaginable rewards. Philip is a seasoned gambler who knows all the tricks and isn't afraid to use them. He'd do anything for Susannah, including sacrificing his honor and his freedom. Praise for The Highest Stakes: "A sweeping tale of romance, betrayal, intrigue, and the power of true love." - RT Book Reviews "Compelling...Allow yourself to be transported." - The Racing Journal "Brava to Ms. Lee on a brilliant first novel. Well-rounded characters, excellent research, realistic dialogue, and a unique plot." - Romance Reviews Today "Lee writes beautifully and passionately ... the plot moves at a rapid clip with extraordinary twists and turns, leaving the reader wanting to know more." - Rundpinne

Category : History
Editor : UNC Press Books
ISBN : 9781469634449
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 432
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By tracing the largely forgotten eighteenth-century migration of elite mixed-race individuals from Jamaica to Great Britain, Children of Uncertain Fortune reinterprets the evolution of British racial ideologies as a matter of negotiating family membership. Using wills, legal petitions, family correspondences, and inheritance lawsuits, Daniel Livesay is the first scholar to follow the hundreds of children born to white planters and Caribbean women of color who crossed the ocean for educational opportunities, professional apprenticeships, marriage prospects, or refuge from colonial prejudices. The presence of these elite children of color in Britain pushed popular opinion in the British Atlantic world toward narrower conceptions of race and kinship. Members of Parliament, colonial assemblymen, merchant kings, and cultural arbiters--the very people who decided Britain's colonial policies, debated abolition, passed marital laws, and arbitrated inheritance disputes--rubbed shoulders with these mixed-race Caribbean migrants in parlors and sitting rooms. Upper-class Britons also resented colonial transplants and coveted their inheritances; family intimacy gave way to racial exclusion. By the early nineteenth century, relatives had become strangers.

Category : Fiction
Editor : Harlequin Books
ISBN : 0373217544
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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Presents a trio of romantic holiday tales featuring the popular Fortune dynasty from three popular authors, in an omnibus edition containing Lisa Jackson's Angel Baby, A Home for Christmas by Barbara Boswell, and Linda Turner's The Christmas Child. Reprint.

Category : Fiction
Editor : Random House
ISBN : 9781473598379
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 316
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The stunning follow-up to The Lonely Wife from bestselling author Val Wood. 'With fully developed characters and a compelling story, it's no wonder the author won the Catherine Cookson Prize for Fiction for her debut... A great choice for a book club' Belfast Telegraph -------------------------------- 1864: Following the untimely death of her cold-hearted husband, Beatrix and her three children are finally free. While Ambrose has already determined his path in life, eldest son Laurie's future is less certain. With the responsibility of the family estate on his shoulders, Laurie must decide between staying in Yorkshire to farm the family land and following his dreams. Meanwhile, headstrong and independent Alicia is defying expectation and excelling at school. There she befriends the enigmatic Olivia Snowdon and they quickly become inseparable. But Olivia's past is shrouded in mystery and as the two families grow closer, secrets start to come tumbling out... A powerful story of family ties, long-held secrets and the fleeting days of childhood. -------------------------------- Praise for Val Wood: 'A heart-warming story filled with compelling action' Rosie Goodwin 'Hull's answer to Catherine Cookson' BBC Radio 4's Front Row 'Wonderfully fully-fleshed characters are the mainstay of [Val Wood's] stories' Peterborough Telegraph Readers are loving Children of Fortune: ***** 'Excellent story, great characters bounding with interest from start to finish. Strongly recommend' ***** 'Another excellent book from Val Wood and cannot wait for the next one' ***** 'Val Wood never fails to keep me interested in her books, I love them'

Category : Biography
Editor : William Morrow
ISBN : UVA:X001610411
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 552
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Traces the history of the Vanderbilt family and explains why their family fortune dissipated so soon