Score: 4.5
From 131 Ratings

American Heiress


  • Author: Jeffrey Toobin
  • Release Date : 2016-08-02
  • Genre: True Crime
  • File Size: 32424666 Bytes


A National BestsellerFrom New Yorker staff writer and bestselling author of The Nine and The Run of His Life: The People v. O. J. Simpson, the definitive account of the kidnapping and trial that defined an insane era in American historyOn February 4, 1974, Patty Hearst, a sophomore in college and heiress to the Hearst Family fortune, was kidnapped by a ragtag group of self-styled revolutionaries calling itself the Symbonese Liberation Army. The weird turns that followed in this already sensational take are truly astonishing--the Hearst family tried to secure Patty's release by feeding the people of Oakland and San Francisco for free; bank security cameras captured "Tania" wielding a machine gun during a roberry; the LAPD enga...

Score: 4
From 865 Ratings

The American Heiress


  • Author: Daisy Goodwin
  • Release Date : 2011-06-21
  • Genre: Historical
  • File Size: 1474115 Bytes


Now including an excerpt from VICTORIA: A Novel, by Daisy Goodwin, the Creator/Writer of the Masterpiece Presentation on PBS."Anyone suffering Downton Abbey withdrawal symptoms (who isn't?) will find an instant tonic in Daisy Goodwin's The American Heiress. The story of Cora Cash, an American heiress in the 1890s who bags an English duke, this is a deliciously evocative first novel that lingers in the mind." --Allison Pearson, New York Times bestselling author of I Don't Know How She Does It and I Think I Love YouBe careful what you wish for. Traveling abroad with her mother at the turn of the twentieth century to seek a titled husband, beautiful, vivacious Cora Cash, whose family mansion in Newport dwarfs the Vanderbilts', suddenly finds herself Duc...

The American Heiress
Score: 3
From 75 Ratings

The American Heiress


  • Author : Daisy Goodwin
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2011-06-21
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1429987081


The American Heiress Book Description :

Now including an excerpt from VICTORIA: A Novel, by Daisy Goodwin, the Creator/Writer of the Masterpiece Presentation on PBS. "Anyone suffering Downton Abbey withdrawal symptoms (who isn't?) will find an instant tonic in Daisy Goodwin's The American Heiress. The story of Cora Cash, an American heiress in the 1890s who bags an English duke, this is a deliciously evocative first novel that lingers in the mind." --Allison Pearson, New York Times bestselling author of I Don't Know How She Does It and I Think I Love You Be careful what you wish for. Traveling abroad with her mother at the turn of the twentieth century to seek a titled husband, beautiful, vivacious Cora Cash, whose family mansion in Newport dwarfs the Vanderbilts', suddenly finds herself D...

American Heiress
Score: 4
From 24 Ratings

American Heiress


  • Author : Jeffrey Toobin
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2017
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780345803153


American Heiress Book Description :

A National Bestseller From New Yorker staff writer and bestselling author of The Nine and The Run of His Life: The People v. O. J. Simpson, the definitive account of the kidnapping and trial that defined an insane era in American history On February 4, 1974, Patty Hearst, a sophomore in college and heiress to the Hearst Family fortune, was kidnapped by a ragtag group of self-styled revolutionaries calling itself the Symbonese Liberation Army. The weird turns that followed in this already sensational take are truly astonishing--the Hearst family tried to secure Patty's release by feeding the people of Oakland and San Francisco for free; bank security cameras captured "Tania" wielding a machine gun during a roberry; the LAPD engaged in the largest poli...

Faster

Faster


  • Author : Neal Bascomb
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2020-03-17
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781328489838


Faster Book Description :

For fans of The Boys in the Boat and In the Garden of Beasts, a pulse-pounding tale of triumph by an improbable team of upstarts over Hitler’s fearsome Silver Arrows during the golden age of auto racing. They were the unlikeliest of heroes. Rene Dreyfus, a former top driver on the international racecar circuit, had been banned from the best European teams—and fastest cars—by the mid-1930s because of his Jewish heritage. Charles Weiffenbach, head of the down-on-its-luck automaker Delahaye, was desperately trying to save his company as the world teetered toward the brink. And Lucy Schell, the adventurous daughter of an American multi-millionaire, yearned to reclaim the glory of her rally-driving days. As Nazi Germany launched its campaign of raci...

The American Heiress
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The American Heiress


  • Author : Dorothy Eden
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2013-07-09
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781480429376


The American Heiress Book Description :

A New York Times–bestselling author brings World War I–era England to vibrant life in this romantic saga in which destiny turns a lady’s maid into a lady. It is spring of 1915. Spoiled twenty-one-year-old Clemency Jervis and her Fifth Avenue entourage board the Lusitania, bound for England, where Clemency is to marry the dashing Lord Hugo Hazzard of Loburn. A few miles off the Irish coast, the ship is torpedoed by the Germans. One of the few survivors is Clemency’s maid, Hetty Brown, a young woman who resembles her mistress. Surprised to be taken for Clemency, Hetty carries out a daring deception that makes her a nobleman’s wife and the mistress of a magnificent country estate, despite doubts about her among some in her aristocratic new set...

A Guest of the Reich

A Guest of the Reich


  • Author : Peter Finn
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2020-08-18
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780525436508


A Guest of the Reich Book Description :

A Washington Post Best Book of the Year The dramatic story of a South Carolina heiress who joined the OSS and became the first American woman in uniform taken prisoner on the Western front--until her escape from Nazi Germany. Gertrude "Gertie" Legendre was a big-game hunter from a wealthy industrial family who lived a charmed life in Jazz Age America. Her adventurous spirit made her the inspiration for the Broadway play Holiday, which became a film starring Katharine Hepburn. When the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, Legendre, by then married and a mother of two, joined the OSS, the wartime spy organization that preceded the CIA. First in Washington and then in London, some of the most closely-held United States government secrets passed through her h...

Diamond in the Rough  American Heiresses Book  2
Score: 4.5
From 12 Ratings

Diamond in the Rough American Heiresses Book 2


  • Author : Jen Turano
  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Release Date : 2019-09-03
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781493420292


Diamond in the Rough American Heiresses Book 2 Book Description :

To save her family from financial ruin, Miss Poppy Garrison accepts an unusual proposition to participate in the New York social season in exchange for her grandmother settling a family loan that has unexpectedly come due. Ill-equipped to handle the intricacies of mingling within the New York Four Hundred, Poppy becomes embroiled in one hilarious fiasco after another, doomed to suffer a grand societal failure instead of being deemed the diamond of the first water her grandmother longs for her to become. Reginald Blackburn, second son of a duke, has been forced to travel to America to help his cousin, Charles Wynn, Earl of Lonsdale, find an American heiress to wed in order to shore up his family estate that is in desperate need of funds. Reginald hims...

Flights of Fancy  American Heiresses Book  1
Score: 4.5
From 10 Ratings

Flights of Fancy American Heiresses Book 1


  • Author : Jen Turano
  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Release Date : 2019-01-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781493417339


Flights of Fancy American Heiresses Book 1 Book Description :

Miss Isadora Delafield may be an heiress, but her life is far from carefree. When her mother begins pressuring her to marry an elderly and uncouth duke, she escapes from the high society world she's always known and finds herself to be an unlikely candidate for a housekeeper position in rural Pennsylvania. Mr. Ian MacKenzie is known for his savvy business sense and has built his reputation and fortune completely on his own merits. But when his adopted parents are in need of a new housekeeper and Isadora is thrown into his path, he's unexpectedly charmed by her unconventional manner. Neither Isadora nor Ian expected to find the other so intriguing, but when mysterious incidents on the farm and the truth of Isadora's secret threaten those they love, th...

Too Close to Call
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Too Close to Call


  • Author : Jeffrey Toobin
  • Publisher : Random House Trade Paperbacks
  • Release Date : 2002-10-01
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780375761072


Too Close to Call Book Description :

In an insightful study of the 2000 presidential election, the best-selling author of A Vast Conspiracy sheds light on the diverse personalities and the complex issues of race, sex, and power involved in the post-election battle and offers a lucid account of the events, legal complications, and implications of the thirty-six-day struggle to determine who would lead the country. Reprint. 40,000 first printing....

Miss  Hogg  the American Heiress

Miss Hogg the American Heiress


  • Author : Victorine Clarisse Jones
  • Publisher : Forgotten Books
  • Release Date : 2018-03-21
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0365231908


Miss Hogg the American Heiress Book Description :

Excerpt from Miss. Hogg, the American Heiress: A Novel Having described them, let me introduce them by name to my readers. The lady 13 Lady Montgomery, the owner of this mansion; she is a widow; has been for some years. She has a son, a captain in the army, though only twenty one years old. The little girl by her side is her niece, who has just been left an orphan, as the following conversation will show. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in th...

Empty Mansions
Score: 3.5
From 66 Ratings

Empty Mansions


  • Author : Bill Dedman
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release Date : 2014
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780345534538


Empty Mansions Book Description :

A cousin of Huguette Clark and a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist trace the life of the reclusive American heiress against a backdrop of the now-infamous W. A. Clark family and include coverage of the internet sensation and elder-abuse investigation that occurred at the end of her life....