Book Club! – new date
Posted By hvazquez on June 9, 2022
We welcome you to join us on Wednesday, June 29th, 2022 at 7pm in the Tower 2 Multi-Purpose Room or via Zoom to discuss the book, “Vanderbilt: The Rise and Fall of an American Dynasty” by Anderson Cooper, Katherine Howe, et al.
“The Vanderbilt name conjures up images of wealth and high society, and in this glittering biography Anderson Cooper and historian Katherine Howe give us a rare insider’s view of his storied family—its heirs and spouses, affairs, and rivalries—and how a great fortune was made, fought over, spent, and eventually lost. The story of the Vanderbilts is a quintessential American fairy tale that began with Cooper’s savvy but ruthless great-great-great-grandfather, nicknamed the Commodore, who amassed a tremendous fortune in his lifetime, one that by the 21st century would be gone.
In Vanderbilt, readers are invited into the lavish balls, opulent homes, and fascinating lives of the generations who followed the Commodore, culminating with Gloria Vanderbilt, Cooper’s mother, whose story is told with extra care and compassion. Rich in detail and personality, Vanderbilt beautifully transports readers back in time to the glory days of the Gilded Age, and the subsequent scandals, successes, and excesses of a true American dynasty.” Seira Wilson, Amazon Editor.
Sound interesting? If so, start reading and join us on June 29th at 7pm in the Tower 2 Multi-Purpose Room or via Zoom. We hope to see you there!