Millionaires, Mansions, and Motor Yachts: An Era of Opulence
Ross MacTaggartISBN: 0393057623; 9780393057621;
Book Description A re-creation of a time of fantastic wealth through never-before-seen photographs. Through 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 yachtssuch 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 yachtever 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...