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A well-behaved woman : a novel of the Vanderbilts (A novel of the Vanderbilts)

by Fowler, Therese (Author)

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Alva Smith, her southern family destitute after the Civil War, married into one of America's great Gilded Age dynasties: the newly wealthy but socially shunned Vanderbilts. Ignored by New York's old-money circles and determined to win respect, she designed and built 9 mansions, hosted grand balls, a... Full description

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