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Mrs. Astor Regrets: the hidden betrayals of a family beyond reproach

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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 and Vanity Fair. 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 listener 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.
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New York (N.Y.) -- Biography
Philanthropists -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography
Socialites -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography
title_displayMrs. Astor Regrets The Hidden Betrayals of a Family Beyond Reproach
title_fullMrs. Astor Regrets The Hidden Betrayals of a Family Beyond Reproach
Mrs. Astor regrets [sound recording] : the hidden betrayals of a family beyond reproach / Meryl Gordon
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Biography & Autobiography
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Philanthropists
Socialites