Gilded: How Newport Became Americas Richest Resort by Deborah DavisA beautifully written history of high society in Newport, Rhode Island, from the acclaimed author of Party of the CenturyNewport is the legendary and beautiful home of American aristocracy and the sheltered super-rich. Many of the countrys most famous blueblood families?the closest thing we have to royalty?have lived and summered in Newport since the nineteenth century. The Astors, the Vanderbilts, Edith Wharton, JFK and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Doris Duke, and Claus and Sunny von Bulow are just a few of the many names who have called the city home. Gilded takes you along as you explore the fascinating heritage of the Newport elite, from its first colonists to the newest of its new millennium millionaires, showing the evolution of a town intent on living in its own world. Through a narrative filled with engrossing characters and lively tales of untold extravagance, Davis brings the resort to life and uncovers the difference between rich and Newport rich along the way.
An engrossing multigenerational saga that tells the real story of the rich and famous in Newport
Vibrant, praiseworthy writing: [Davis] brings splendidly colorful behind-the-scenes action and players up front (the New York Times on Party of the Century)
34 evocative black-and-white photographs
Written with insight and dramatic flair, Gilded gives you a rare peek into the cloistered coastal playground of Americas moneyed elite.
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Retired U. Naval Officer…. This list is not of simply those with the greatest wealth. Or those with political muster - this list are those exclusive few who have the combination of both. Represented are many of the public business leaders of Rhode Island - and some are more private - but all get their phone calls returned. This list has a substantially different composition than the inaugural ranking.
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