download Audible First Four Hundred : New York and the Gilded AgeAuthor Jerry E. Patterson – Bilb-weil.de

The gilded age was one of unrivalled opulence, an age of castles transported from Europe, four hundred foot yachts, and the great American family fortunes Society was decorous, strict, and entirely stratified Above all, it had but one leader, Mrs Astor It was she whom with the help of her friend and social confidant Ward McAllister, decided who was, and who was not, a


10 thoughts on “First Four Hundred : New York and the Gilded Age

  1. Paula Paula says:

    Lots and lots and lots of names in this book So many names And most of them just different combinations of the same names Stuyvesant, Astor, Vanderbilt, Ward, Chanler, Shermerhorn, Fish Charlotte, Caroline, Minnie, John, Peter I couldn t keep them all straight, so although I think I probably learned a few new things about the customs and social hierarchies of Gilded Age New York, I m not actually sure I remember any of what I learned, so what good is it Oh, I did learn that the Dutch were Lots and lots and lots of names in this book So many names And most of them just different combinations of the same names Stuyvesant, Astor, Vanderbilt, Ward, Chanler, Shermerhorn, Fish Charlotte, Caroline, Minnie, John, Peter I couldn t keep them all straight, so although I think I probably learned a few new things about the customs and social hierarchies of Gilded Age New York, I m not actually sure I remember any of what I learned, so what good is it Oh, I did learn that the Dutch were in power in New Amsterdam for just 40 years I would have thought it was longer There were some great photos of grand homes and elaborate dresses which I really enjoyed


  2. Melanie Melanie says:

    I finished this book without fully understanding its purpose Organized topically, it gives something of a partial view of the Gilded Age I really enjoyed the photographs, but this book is not comprehensive enough to merit a higher rating.