Mrs. Astor Regrets

The Hidden Betrayals of a Family Beyond Reproach

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Publisher Description

A biography that looks behind the headlines, and the gates of the house of Astor, as the famous family falls apart in public.
The fate of Brooke Astor, the endearing philanthropist with the storied name, has generated worldwide headlines since her grandson Philip sued his father in 2006, alleging mistreatment of Brooke. And shortly after her death in 2007, Anthony Marshall, Mrs. Astor’s only child, was indicted on charges of looting her estate. Rarely has there been a story with such an appealing heroine, conjuring up a world so nearly forgotten: a realm of lavish wealth and secrets of the sort that have engaged Americans from the era of Edith Wharton to the more recent days of Truman Capote.New York journalist Meryl Gordon has interviewed not only the elite of Brooke Astor’s social circle, but also the large staff who cosseted and cared for Mrs. Astor during her declining years. The result is the behind-the-headlines story of the Astor empire’s unraveling, filled with never-before-reported scenes. This powerful, poignant saga takes the reader inside the gilded gates of an American dynasty to tell of three generations’ worth of longing and missed opportunities. Even in this territory of privilege, no riches can put things right once they’ve been torn asunder. Here is an American epic of the bonds of money, morality, and social position.
Updated with new material from inside the Brooke Astor Trial
USA Today“An even-handed and fascinating portrait of a wealthy family torn apart by money, jealousy, and emotional distance.”—“If the tabloids are your morning cup of tea, this is your book.”—New York Times Book Review

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
2009
October 22
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
367
Pages
PUBLISHER
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
SELLER
OpenRoad Integrated Media, LLC
SIZE
10.8
MB

Customer Reviews

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Mrs. Astors regrets

Such a wonderful story that needed to be told. Could not put it down for half the facts and details. To not want to miss one sentence. Extremely fascinated by the Astor family.

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