By Meryl Gordon
The destiny of Brooke Astor, the endearing philanthropist with the storied identify, has generated world wide headlines seeing that her grandson Philip sued his father in 2006, alleging mistreatment of Brooke. and soon after her dying in 2007, Anthony Marshall, Mrs. Astor’s purely baby, used to be indicted on fees of looting her property. not often has there been a narrative with such an attractive heroine, conjuring up a global so approximately forgotten: a realm of lavish wealth and secrets and techniques of the kind that experience engaged american citizens from the period of Edith Wharton to the newer days of Truman Capote and self-esteem Fair.
New York journalist Meryl Gordon has interviewed not just the elite of Brooke Astor’s social circle, but additionally the massive employees who cosseted and cared for Mrs. Astor in the course of her declining years. the result's the behind-the-headlines tale of the Astor empire’s unraveling, jam-packed with never-before-reported scenes. This strong, poignant saga takes the reader contained in the gilded gates of an American dynasty to inform of 3 generations’ worthy of longing and overlooked possibilities. Even during this territory of privilege, no riches can placed issues correct as soon as they’ve been torn asunder. this is an American epic of the bonds of cash, morality, and social position.
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Mrs. Astor Regrets: The Hidden Betrayals of a Family Beyond Reproach by Meryl Gordon