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Book Discussion 6 pm

July 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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This month’s selection is: Vanderbilt: The Rise and Fall of an American Dynasty by Anderson Cooper and Katherine Howe. This book chronicles the rise and fall of a legendary American dynasty—his mother’s family, the Vanderbilts. Cornelius Vanderbilt great-great-great-grandson Anderson Cooper, joins with historian Katherine Howe to explore the story of his legendary family and their outsized influence. Cooper and Howe breathe life into the ancestors who built the family’s empire, basked in the Commodore’s wealth, hosted lavish galas, and became synonymous with unfettered American capitalism and high society. Moving from the hardscrabble wharves of old Manhattan to the lavish drawing rooms of Gilded Age Fifth Avenue, from the ornate summer palaces of Newport to the courts of Europe, and all the way to modern-day New York, Cooper and Howe wryly recount the triumphs and tragedies of an American dynasty unlike any other. Books are available to borrow.


July 18
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Harwinton Public Library
80 Bentley Drive
Harwinton, CT 06791 United States