Lady on the Hill by Howard E. Covington
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Lady on the Hill
By Howard E. Covington

Lady on the Hill

How Biltmore Became an American Icon

By (author) See other recent books by Howard E. Covington See other recent books by The Biltmore Company
Format: Hardback

Normal Price: $42.95
Your Price: $38.66 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $4.30! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $1.93 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply



Lady on the Hill by Howard E. Covington

Book Description

"What William Cecil has accomplished at Biltmore Estate is one of the great preservation success stories of all time. He has set a high standard for what all historic house museums strive for: magnificently preserved buildings and grounds, engaging interpretation, and--perhaps most challenging of all--economic self-sufficiency. It is no surprise that Biltmore Estate is widely recognized as one of America's finest places to visit." --Richard Moe, President of the National Trust for Historic Preservation "Biltmore is a glorious national historic landmark that, through creative vision and entrepreneurial management, preserves and provides insight into a way of life in the early 1900s. Bill is the imaginative and multifaceted leader who has built this great monument to enrich his community. George and I admire his dedication and success." --George and Abby Rockefeller O'Neill "Bill Cecil and his team at Biltmore Estate have sure proved that they know how to build a successful business. They did it the old-fashioned way: embrace a bold idea that others said could not be done and--through commitment, determination, and hard work--bring it to life. Their achievement against the odds is inspiring, and their vision and perseverance are valuable lessons to us all." --Don Logan, Chairman, Media & Communications Group, Time Warner "If George Vanderbilt did nothing more than engage the two most prominent and storied designers of their time, architect Richard Morris Hunt and landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, to carry out his vision of a European estate in the southern Appalachians, he would have created an American icon. The beauty of the method by which the estate was executed and, even today, the meticulous attention to detail, in the presentation and care of the estate by William Cecil, have brought history to life." --Gary J. Walters, Chief Usher, The White House

Buy Lady on the Hill book by Howard E. Covington from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9780471758181
ISBN-10: 0471758183
Format: Hardback
(243mm x 165mm x 29mm)
Pages: 352
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publish Date: 21-Apr-2006
Country of Publication: United States

Books By Author Howard E. Covington

North Carolina Century by Howard E. Covington North Carolina Century, Hardback (November 2002)

This collection profiles the people who helped shape life in North Carolina in the 20th century. It includes 160 biographical sketches of Tar Heels who made a difference, highlighting their accomplishments in the areas of agriculture, the arts, business, education, law, media, and politics.

» View all books by Howard E. Covington

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Lady on the Hill book by Howard E. Covington and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Howard E. Covington close
North Carolina Century by Howard E. Covington
»
Recent books by The Biltmore Company close
Lady on the Hill by The Biltmore Company
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close