Rogues and Heroes of Newports Gilded Age Edward Morris

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Published: October 9th 2012

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125 pages


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Rogues and Heroes of Newports Gilded Age  by  Edward Morris

Rogues and Heroes of Newports Gilded Age by Edward Morris
October 9th 2012 | Kindle Edition | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 125 pages | ISBN: | 8.31 Mb

Newport, Rhode Island, was the summer playground of the Gilded Age for the Astors, Belmonts and Vanderbilts. They built lavish villas designed by the best Beaux Arts–style architects of the time, including Richard Morris Hunt, Charles McKim andMoreNewport, Rhode Island, was the summer playground of the Gilded Age for the Astors, Belmonts and Vanderbilts.

They built lavish villas designed by the best Beaux Arts–style architects of the time, including Richard Morris Hunt, Charles McKim and Robert Swain Peabody. America’s elite delighted in referring to these grand retreats as “summer cottages,” where they would play tennis and polo and sail their yachts along the shores of the Ocean State.

The coachman had an important role as the discreet outdoor butler for Gilded Age gentlemen—not only was he in charge of the horses, but he also acted as a travel advisor and connoisseur of entertainment venues. From the driver’s seat, author and guide Edward Morris provides a diverse collection of biographical sketches that reveal the outrageous and opulent lives of some of America’s leading entrepreneurs.



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