Millionaires, Mansions and Motor Yachts
An Era of Opulence
By (author) Ross MacTaggart
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Millionaires, Mansions and Motor Yachts by Ross MacTaggart
Book DescriptionThrough a lively text and 250 stunning duotone images (most never previously published), Millionaires, Mansions, and Motor Yachts re-creates an era of opulence and extravagance that today seems incredible. Dominating this volume are the mansions and yachts of Alfred and Jessie du Pont. Equally larger-than-life personalities include Thomas Lawson, his expansive estate, Dreamwold, and yachts such as Dreamer; empire builder John Spreckels's 227-foot Venetia; Emily Cadwalader, who commissioned a vessel destined for world renown as a U.S. presidential yacht, before checkmating this achievement by ordering the largest private yacht ever built, the 407-foot Savarona; Eugene Tompkins, the "Napoleon of Theater Managers"; George Fabyan; Harry Darlington; and William Rands. Enfolded in this volume's fascinating pages are not only the wealthy individuals who shaped this era but also curmudgeonly writer/yachtsman Thomas Fleming Day, photographer Nathaniel Stebbins, and the designers and builders who created the splendid yachts that here return to life.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780393057621
(290mm x 257mm x 22mm)
Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 5-Nov-2004
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Ross MacTaggart
Ross MacTaggart is a writer, researcher, architectural designer, and urban observer. He lives in Strong City, Kansas.
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