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For fans of Downton Abbey, a real-life American version of the Crawley family—Fortune's Children is an enthralling true story that re-creates the drama, splendor, and wealth of the legendary Vanderbilts.

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Vanderbilt: The very name is synonymous with the Gilded Age. The family patriarch, "the Commodore," built a fortune that made him the world's richest man by 1877. Yet less than fifty years after his death, no Vanderbilt was counted among the world's richest people.

Written by descendant Arthur T. Vanderbilt II, Fortune's Children traces the dramatic and amazingly colorful history of this great American family, from the rise of industrialist and philanthropist Cornelius Vanderbilt to the fall of his progeny—wild spendthrifts whose profligacy bankrupted a vast inheritance.

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Fortune's Children

The Fall of the House of Vanderbilt

Author Arthur T. Vanderbilt II

Narrated by Patrick Lawlor

Publication date Aug 6, 2014

Running time 18 hrs 4 min

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