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Author : Arthur T. Vanderbilt, II
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release : 2013-04-16
Page : 544
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 0062288377
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Vanderbilt: the very name signifies wealth. The family patriarch, "the Commodore," built up a fortune that made him the world's richest man by 1877. Yet, less than fifty years after the Commodore's death, one of his direct descendants died penniless, and no Vanderbilt was counted among the world's richest people. Fortune's Children tells the dramatic story of all the amazingly colorful spenders who dissipated such a vast inheritance.


Author : Arthur T. Vanderbilt
Publisher : William Morrow Paperbacks
Release : 2012-12-26
Page : 544
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 9780062224064
Description :


Vanderbilt: the very name signifies wealth. The family patriarch, "the Commodore," built up a fortune that made him the world's richest man by 1877. Yet, less than fifty years after the Commodore's death, one of his direct descendants died penniless, and no Vanderbilt was counted among the world's richest people. Fortune's Children tells the dramatic story of all the amazingly colorful spenders who dissipated such a vast inheritance.


Author : Arthur T. Vanderbilt
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release : 1991-02-20
Page : 544
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 0688103863
Description :


Vanderbilt: the very name signifies wealth. The family patriarch, "the Commodore," built up a fortune that made him the world's richest man by 1877. Yet, less than fifty years after the Commodore's death, one of his direct descendants died penniless, and no Vanderbilt was counted among the world's richest people. Fortune's Children tells the dramatic story of all the amazingly colorful spenders who dissipated such a vast inheritance.


Author : Daniel Livesay
Publisher : UNC Press Books
Release : 2018-01-11
Page : 432
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 1469634449
Description :


By tracing the largely forgotten eighteenth-century migration of elite mixed-race individuals from Jamaica to Great Britain, Children of Uncertain Fortune reinterprets the evolution of British racial ideologies as a matter of negotiating family membership. Using wills, legal petitions, family correspondences, and inheritance lawsuits, Daniel Livesay is the first scholar to follow the hundreds of children born to white planters and Caribbean women of color who crossed the ocean for educational opportunities, professional apprenticeships, marriage prospects, or refuge from colonial prejudices. The presence of these elite children of color in Britain pushed popular opinion in the British Atlantic world toward narrower conceptions of race and kinship. Members of Parliament, colonial assemblymen, merchant kings, and cultural arbiters--the very people who decided Britain's colonial policies, debated abolition, passed marital laws, and arbitrated inheritance disputes--rubbed shoulders with these mixed-race Caribbean migrants in parlors and sitting rooms. Upper-class Britons also resented colonial transplants and coveted their inheritances; family intimacy gave way to racial exclusion. By the early nineteenth century, relatives had become strangers.


Author : Grace Lin
Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers
Release : 2013-11-27
Page : 32
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0307982602
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Crack, crack, crack! The cookies snap open and the family’s fortunes are revealed. Mei Mei wants to know how hers will come true. Jie Jie scoffs—they never come true. But Pacy isn’t so sure. As she waits and watches, she notices magical things happening in her family. Could the fortunes really be right? And what about Pacy’s fortune: “You will see the world in a new way”? Well, yes, it’s true! Pacy has been seeing the world through fortune cookies! This exhuberantly illustrated story about every kid’s favorite part of a Chinese meal also includes a brief history of the fortune cookie. What will your fortune be? Crack! Open up a cookie and find out.


Author : Stella Bagwell
Publisher : Harlequin
Release : 2016-01-19
Page : 224
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0373659377
Description :


Vivian Blair and her boss at Robinson Tech, Wes Robinson, are more focused on the success of their new app, My Perfect Match, than on their possibility of their own perfect match being right in front of them.


Author : Shawna Delacorte
Publisher : Harlequin
Release : 2012-12-17
Page : 192
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1460311248
Description :


On a sultry midnight eve, Dr. Shane Fortune came face-to-face with his past. For his "intruder" was the woman he'd once loved but foolishly let go. Now Cynthia McCree and her son were his reluctant houseguests. Her reasons for being under his roof were no secret. But Shane knew that Cynthia was harboring a secret. One that had to do with her son…who bore an uncanny resemblance to him!


Author : James Conroyd Martin
Publisher :
Release : 2019-10-22
Page : 398
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9780997894592
Description :


Theodora: actress, prostitute, mistress. And Byzantine Empress of the civilized world. Stephen: handsome Syrian boy, wizard's apprentice, palace eunuch. And Secretary to the Empress. How does this unlikely pair become such allies that one day Empress Theodora asks Stephen to write her biography? "Amazing history. I felt like I was there."


Author : Norman Spinrad
Publisher : Gateway
Release : 2013-10-31
Page : 320
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0575117265
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In the exotic interstellar civilization of the Second Starfaring Age, youthful wanderers are known as Children of Fortune. This is the tale of one such wanderer, who seeks her destiny on an odyssey of self-discovery amid humanity's many worlds.


Author : Merline Lovelace
Publisher : Silhouette
Release : 2010-08-01
Page : 384
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1426873174
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Someone was stalking million-dollar cover girl Allie Fortune—and ex-mercenary Rafe Stone had been hired to protect her. To keep her safe, he spirited Allie away to a secluded spot, telling himself to just do his job and not be seduced by her beauty. But Rafe soon discovered that guarding Allie was far more dangerous than he'd anticipated. Because it wasn't solely his existence that was threatened. No, this tempting creature threatened his heart and soul…and once this assignment was over, he knew his life would never be the same.


Author : Allison Leigh
Publisher : Harlequin
Release : 2016-01-01
Page : 224
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1488002169
Description :


A Change In Fortune Cool, confident and in control: that's Ben Robinson, the billionaire COO of Robinson Tech. With his imposing height and sharp blue eyes, he can convince anyone to do anything, but suddenly he feels like a fraud. The handsome Texan has just discovered his entire life has been a lie. With the news that his father might actually be a long-lost—and very prodigal—Fortune, Ben trains his laser focus on determining the truth. He persuades sweet, earnest Ella Thomas to help him in his research; no one would ever suspect the part-time college student of subterfuge. Ella is sensitive and highly intuitive…in other words, Ben's total opposite. And as she digs for his Fortune roots, she may also uncover the billionaire's long-shuttered heart…


Author : Barbara Boswell
Publisher : Silhouette
Release : 2010-08-01
Page : 384
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1426873271
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Was beautiful, headstrong Angelica Carroll another supposed longlost heiress claiming her right to the Fortune family riches? Not this time. Because twenty-five years ago, someone saw to it that the new baby Fortune remained a secret. And now someone—maybe the heiress, maybe one of their own—was blackmailing the powerful, wealthy Fortunes big-time. Yet when the family hired private investigator Flynt Corrigan to insinuate himself into Angelica's life, the handsome, jaded man mysteriously married the heiress. And now everyone—including the love-struck new bride—had a private stake in keeping the mystery under wraps….


Author : Christopher Maurer
Walter Inglis Anderson
Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
Release : 2003
Page : 367
Category : Art
ISBN 13 : 9781578065394
Description :


A celebration of the photographer's work shines light on his remarkable achievements as an artist and a naturalist who created beautiful paintings, prints, murals, journals, wood carvings, ceramic works, poems, aphorisms, and illustrations. (Biography)


Author : Rebecca Brandewyne
Publisher : Silhouette
Release : 2010-08-01
Page : 384
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1426873158
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With eyes as dark as night and a gaze that laid all secrets bare, Nick Valkov was the kind of man any smart woman would avoid. But dire circumstances forced levelheaded Caroline Fortune to proposition this compelling stranger…with marriage. Her family's fate rested in Nick's capable hands—and brilliant mind. Yet her proper upbringing hadn't prepared this reluctant bride for her husband's soul-stirring embrace. And neither expected that their practical union would lead them to dark hours of danger…and the ultimate surrender.


Author : Mercedes Lackey
Publisher : Harlequin
Release : 2016-05-16
Page : 384
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1459296664
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"She’ll keep you up long past your bedtime." - #1 New York Times bestselling author Stephen King "The prolific Lackey (the Valdemar series) draws on the darker, Brothers Grimm side of fairy lore for her enchanting tale…". —Publisher’s Weekly The seventh daughter of the Sea King, Ekaterina is more than a pampered princess-she's also the family spy. Which makes her the perfect emissary to check out interesting happenings in the neighboring kingdom…and nothing interests her more than Sasha, the seventh son of the king of Belrus. Ekaterina suspects he's far from the fool people think him. But before she can find out what lies beneath his facade, she is kidnapped! Trapped in a castle at the mercy of a possessive Jinn, Ekaterina knows her chances of being found are slim. Now fortune, a fool and a paper bird are the only things she can count on-along with her own clever mind and intrepid heart.… Book 3 of Five Hundred Kingdoms. Originally published in 2007.


Author : Neil Gaiman
Publisher : A&C Black
Release : 2013-09-17
Page : 144
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1408841789
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From multi-award-winning Neil Gaiman comes a spectacularly silly, mind-bendingly clever, brilliantly bonkers adventure – with lip-smackingly gorgeous illustrations by Chris Riddell. Mum's away. Dad's in charge. There's no milk. So Dad saves the day by going to buy some. Really, that's all that happens. Very boring. YAAAAAAAAAWN. There are absolutely none of the following inside: GLOBBY GREEN ALIENS! INTERGALACTIC POLICE! PIRATES! And most definitely NOT a time-travelling hot-air balloon piloted by the brilliant Professor Steg ...


Author : Edith Nesbit
Publisher :
Release : 1899
Page : 296
Category : Adventure stories
ISBN 13 :
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Author : Shomari Wills
Publisher : HarperCollins
Release : 2018-01-30
Page : 320
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 0062437542
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“By telling the little-known stories of six pioneering African American entrepreneurs, Black Fortunes makes a worthy contribution to black history, to business history, and to American history.”—Margot Lee Shetterly, New York Times Bestselling author of Hidden Figures Between the years of 1830 and 1927, as the last generation of blacks born into slavery was reaching maturity, a small group of industrious, tenacious, and daring men and women broke new ground to attain the highest levels of financial success. Mary Ellen Pleasant, used her Gold Rush wealth to further the cause of abolitionist John Brown. Robert Reed Church, became the largest landowner in Tennessee. Hannah Elias, the mistress of a New York City millionaire, used the land her lover gave her to build an empire in Harlem. Orphan and self-taught chemist Annie Turnbo-Malone, developed the first national brand of hair care products. Mississippi school teacher O. W. Gurley, developed a piece of Tulsa, Oklahoma, into a “town” for wealthy black professionals and craftsmen that would become known as “the Black Wall Street.” Although Madam C. J Walker was given the title of America’s first female black millionaire, she was not. She was the first, however, to flaunt and openly claim her wealth—a dangerous and revolutionary act. Nearly all the unforgettable personalities in this amazing collection were often attacked, demonized, or swindled out of their wealth. Black Fortunes illuminates as never before the birth of the black business titan.


Author : Khushwant Singh
Publisher : Penguin Books India
Release : 2009-03-24
Page : 240
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9780143065432
Description :


The Classic Biography Of One Of India&Rsquo;S Greatest Rulers Ranjit Singh Was In Every Way As Remarkable A Man As His Contemporaries, Napoleon And Mohammed Ali. From The Status Of Petty Chieftain He Rose To Become The Most Powerful Indian Ruler Of His Time. His Empire Extended From Tibet To The Deserts Of Sindh And From The Khyber Pass To The Sutlej. His Army Was One Of The Most Powerful Of The Time In Asia And Was The First Indian Force In A Thousand Years To Stem The Tides Of Invasion From The North-West Frontiers Of Hindustan. This Is The First Detailed Biography Of The First And Only Sikh Ruler Of The Punjab By A Sikh Writer Who Has Devoted Many Years Of His Life To Research On Sikh History. In This Classic Work Khushwant Singh Presents Ranjit Singh As He Really Was. Based On Persian, Punjabi And English Sources And Drawing Upon The Diaries And Accounts Of European Travellers Like Moorcroft, Sir Alexander Burne, Masson, Fane And Emily Eden, This Is A Memorable Account Of The Pageantry And Brilliance Of The Sikh Kingdom At The Height Of Its Power, And A Lively Portrait Of One Of The Most Colourful Characters In Indian History. &Nbsp;


Author : Roselle Lim
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2019-06-11
Page : 320
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1984803263
Description :


Lush and visual, chock-full of delicious recipes, Roselle Lim’s magical debut novel is about food, heritage, and finding family in the most unexpected places. At the news of her mother’s death, Natalie Tan returns home. The two women hadn’t spoken since Natalie left in anger seven years ago, when her mother refused to support her chosen career as a chef. Natalie is shocked to discover the vibrant neighborhood of San Francisco’s Chinatown that she remembers from her childhood is fading, with businesses failing and families moving out. She’s even more surprised to learn she has inherited her grandmother’s restaurant. The neighborhood seer reads the restaurant’s fortune in the leaves: Natalie must cook three recipes from her grandmother’s cookbook to aid her struggling neighbors before the restaurant will succeed. Unfortunately, Natalie has no desire to help them try to turn things around—she resents the local shopkeepers for leaving her alone to take care of her agoraphobic mother when she was growing up. But with the support of a surprising new friend and a budding romance, Natalie starts to realize that maybe her neighbors really have been there for her all along.