The American Heiress

The American Heiress
Author: Daisy Goodwin
Publsiher: St. Martin's Griffin
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2012-03-27
ISBN: 9780312658663
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The American Heiress Book Excerpt:

"Anyone suffering Downton Abbey withdrawal symptoms (who isn't?) will find an instant tonic in Daisy Goodwin’s The American Heiress. The story of Cora Cash, an American heiress in the 1890s who bags an English duke, this is a deliciously evocative first novel that lingers in the mind." --Allison Pearson, New York Times bestselling author of I Don’t Know How She Does It and I Think I Love You Be careful what you wish for. Traveling abroad with her mother at the turn of the twentieth century to seek a titled husband, beautiful, vivacious Cora Cash, whose family mansion in Newport dwarfs the Vanderbilts’, suddenly finds herself Duchess of Wareham, married to Ivo, the most eligible bachelor in England. Nothing is quite as it seems, however: Ivo is withdrawn and secretive, and the English social scene is full of traps and betrayals. Money, Cora soon learns, cannot buy everything, as she must decide what is truly worth the price in her life and her marriage. Witty, moving, and brilliantly entertaining, Cora’s story marks the debut of a glorious storyteller who brings a fresh new spirit to the world of Edith Wharton and Henry James. "For daughters of the new American billionaires of the 19th century, it was the ultimate deal: marriage to a cash-strapped British Aristocrat in return for a title and social status. But money didn’t always buy them happiness." --Daisy Goodwin in The Daily Mail The American Heiress was originally sold and distributed in the UK as My Last Duchess

The American Heiress

The American Heiress
Author: Daisy Goodwin
Publsiher: St Martins Press
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2011-06-21
ISBN: 9780312658656
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The American Heiress Book Excerpt:

A first novel by the anthologist of 101 Poems That Could Save Your Life presents the story of vivacious Cora Cash, whose early 20th-century marriage to England's most eligible duke is overshadowed by his secretive nature and the traps and betrayals of London's social scene. 75,000 first printing.

The American Heiress

The American Heiress
Author: Dorothy Eden
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 317
Release: 2013-07-09
ISBN: 1480429376
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The American Heiress Book Excerpt:

A New York Times–bestselling author brings World War I–era England to vibrant life in this romantic saga in which destiny turns a lady’s maid into a lady. It is spring of 1915. Spoiled twenty-one-year-old Clemency Jervis and her Fifth Avenue entourage board the Lusitania, bound for England, where Clemency is to marry the dashing Lord Hugo Hazzard of Loburn. A few miles off the Irish coast, the ship is torpedoed by the Germans. One of the few survivors is Clemency’s maid, Hetty Brown, a young woman who resembles her mistress. Surprised to be taken for Clemency, Hetty carries out a daring deception that makes her a nobleman’s wife and the mistress of a magnificent country estate, despite doubts about her among some in her aristocratic new set. Suspenseful, surprising, and heartwarming, The American Heiress is a tale of love, war, and the far-reaching, often-unexpected consequences of our actions.

Marrying the American Heiress

Marrying the American Heiress
Author: Diana Bold
Publsiher: Tracy Liebchen
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2021-05-14
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Marrying the American Heiress Book Excerpt:

Michael Blake, a straitlaced English nobleman, desperately needs to marry an heiress. When he discovers that his intended bride--and her much-need dowry--has been romanced away from him by his own brother, he is forced to turn to the only other great heiress on the market. Emma Marks is an American adventuress who has spent the last few years traveling the world--a bargain she made with her father in return for her promise to marry a titled aristocrat by the time she's twenty-five. But when Michael is accused of a crime he didn't commit, can Emma help him deal with the ghosts of his past? And can Michael show Emma she doesn't need to travel the world to be happy because love is the greatest adventure of all?

The Earl s American Heiress

The Earl s American Heiress
Author: Carol Arens
Publsiher: Harlequin
Total Pages: 369
Release: 2019-07-01
ISBN: 1488047413
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Earl s American Heiress Book Excerpt:

From American heiress… …to his convenient countess! When American schoolteacher Clementine Maccoish rescues a handsome stranger from perilously drowning late at night, she’s stunned to discover he’s actually Heath Cavill—the Earl of Fencroft—and the man she’s conveniently betrothed to! He has a reputation for being a man of mystery, so what was he doing outside so late? Intrigued by his secrets, Clementine wishes to find out the truth before she walks down the aisle to wed him!

The Racers How an Outcast Driver an American Heiress and a Legendary Car Challenged Hitler s Best Scholastic Focus

The Racers  How an Outcast Driver  an American Heiress  and a Legendary Car Challenged Hitler s Best  Scholastic Focus
Author: Neal Bascomb
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 242
Release: 2020-10-06
ISBN: 1338277421
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Racers How an Outcast Driver an American Heiress and a Legendary Car Challenged Hitler s Best Scholastic Focus Book Excerpt:

The heart-pounding story of an unlikely band of ragtags who took on Hitler's Grand Prix driver. In the years before World War II, Adolf Hitler wanted to prove the greatness of the Third Reich in everything from track and field to motorsports. The Nazis poured money into the development of new race cars, and Mercedes-Benz came out with a stable of supercharged automobiles called Silver Arrows. Their drivers dominated the sensational world of European Grand Prix racing and saluted Hitler on their many returns home with victory.As the Third Reich stripped Jews of their rights and began their march toward war, one driver, René Dreyfus, a 32-year-old Frenchman of Jewish heritage who had enjoyed some early successes on the racing circuit, was barred from driving on any German or Italian race teams, which fielded the best in class, due to the rise of Hitler and Benito Mussolini.So it was that in 1937, Lucy Schell, an American heiress and top Monte Carlo Rally driver, needed a racer for a new team she was creating to take on Germany's Silver Arrows. Sensing untapped potential in Dreyfus, she funded the development of a nimble tiger of a new car built by a little-known French manufacturer called Delahaye. As the nations of Europe marched ever closer to war, Schell and Dreyfus faced down Hitler's top drivers, and the world held its breath in anticipation, waiting to see who would triumph.

American Heiress

American Heiress
Author: Jeffrey Toobin
Publsiher: National Geographic Books
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2017-04-04
ISBN: 0345803159
Category: True Crime
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Heiress Book Excerpt:

A National Bestseller From New Yorker staff writer and bestselling author of The Nine and The Run of His Life: The People v. O. J. Simpson, the definitive account of the kidnapping and trial that defined an insane era in American history On February 4, 1974, Patty Hearst, a sophomore in college and heiress to the Hearst Family fortune, was kidnapped by a ragtag group of self-styled revolutionaries calling itself the Symbonese Liberation Army. The weird turns that followed in this already sensational take are truly astonishing--the Hearst family tried to secure Patty's release by feeding the people of Oakland and San Francisco for free; bank security cameras captured "Tania" wielding a machine gun during a roberry; the LAPD engaged in the largest police shoot-out in American history; the first breaking news event was broadcast live on telelvision stations across the country; and then there was Patty's circuslike trial, filled with theatrical courtroom confrontations and a dramatic last-minute reversal, after which the term "Stockholm syndrome" entered the lexicon. Ultimately, the saga highlighted a decade in which America seemed to be suffering a collective nervous breakdown. American Heiress portrays the electrifying lunacy of the time and the toxic mic of sex, politics, and violence that swept up Patty Hearst and captivated the nation.

American Heiress

American Heiress
Author: Jeffrey Toobin
Publsiher: Profile Books
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2017-06-29
ISBN: 1782833439
Category: True Crime
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Heiress Book Excerpt:

Domestic terrorism. Financial uncertainty. Troops abroad, fighting an unsuccessful and bloody war against guerrilla insurgents. A violent generation gap emerging between a discontented youth and their disapproving, angry elders. This was the early seventies in America, and it was against this backdrop that the kidnapping of nineteen-year-old Patty Hearst by the Symbionese Liberation Front - a rag-tag, cult-like group of political extremists and criminals - stole headlines across the world. Using new research and drawing on the formidable abilities that made The Run of His Life a global bestseller, Jeffrey Toobin uncovers the story of the kidnapping and its aftermath in vivid prose and forensic detail.

Summary and Analysis of American Heiress The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping Crimes and Trial of Patty Hearst

Summary and Analysis of American Heiress  The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping  Crimes and Trial of Patty Hearst
Author: Worth Books
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 30
Release: 2016-11-29
ISBN: 1504043065
Category: Study Aids
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Summary and Analysis of American Heiress The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping Crimes and Trial of Patty Hearst Book Excerpt:

So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of American Heiress tells you what you need to know—before or after you read Jeffrey Toobin’s book. Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader. This short summary and analysis of American Heiress by Jeffrey Toobin includes: Historical context Chapter-by-chapter summaries Detailed timeline of key events Profiles of the main characters Important quotes Fascinating trivia Glossary of terms Supporting material to enhance your understanding of the original work About American Heiress by Jeffrey Toobin: Bestselling author Jeffrey Toobin’s American Heiress is a thorough true crime account of the kidnapping and trial of Patty Hearst, whose sensational journey gripped the nation and defined a tumultuous period in American history. On February 4, 1974, Patricia Hearst—the heiress to the Hearst family fortune—was abducted by a group of left-wing revolutionaries called the Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA). What started as a media sensation turned into a circus when a recording was released in which Patty claimed she was joining the movement and her new name was Tania. Set against the backdrop of an already turbulent era, and based on hundreds of interviews and never-before-seen documents, American Heiress is a revelatory look at one of the most famous abductions of the twentieth century. The summary and analysis in this ebook are intended to complement your reading experience and bring you closer to a great work of nonfiction.

Heiress of All the Ages

Heiress of All the Ages
Author: William Wasserstrom
Publsiher: U of Minnesota Press
Total Pages: 174
Release: 1959-01-01
ISBN: 0816658889
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Heiress of All the Ages Book Excerpt:

Heiress of All the Ages was first published in 1959. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions. In a provocative study of American literature, Professor Wasserstrom reappraises the genteel tradition and its place in social and intellectual history. He shows that our image of this tradition has been inadequate, that most of our writers and critics have failed to recognize its profound effects. Basing his discussion primarily on a study of the major novelists of the period from 1830 to the present, the author examines the role of women in fiction and defines some of our national attitudes toward love. He discusses especially the world of Henry James (from whose phrase "heir of all the ages" the title of this book is derived), William Dean Howells, Nathaniel Hawthorne, James Fenimore Cooper, Edith Wharton, and Robert Penn Warren. He also considers such well known novelists of their day as Bret Harte, Edgar Fawcett, Robert Herrick, Henry B. Fuller, Hamlin Garland, and Gertrude Atherton. In addition, his study is based on source material of the period: diaries, recipe books, family magazines, early issues of sociology and psychology journals, and travel books. This book will interest not only students of literature and history but also those in the general field of American civilization and sociologists and psychologists concerned with the relation of American literature to our mores.

The Fortune Hunter

The Fortune Hunter
Author: Daisy Goodwin
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2014-07-29
ISBN: 1466842245
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Fortune Hunter Book Excerpt:

Empress Elizabeth of Austria, known as Sisi, is the Princess Diana of nineteenth-century Europe. Famously beautiful, as captured in a portrait with diamond stars in her hair, she is unfulfilled in her marriage to the older Emperor Franz Joseph. Sisi has spent years evading the stifling formality of royal life on her private train or yacht or, whenever she can, on the back of a horse. Captain Bay Middleton is dashing, young, and the finest horseman in England. He is also impoverished, with no hope of buying the horse needed to win the Grand National—until he meets Charlotte Baird. A clever, plainspoken heiress whose money gives her a choice among suitors, Charlotte falls in love with Bay, the first man to really notice her, for his vulnerability as well as his glamour. When Sisi joins the legendary hunt organized by Earl Spencer in England, Bay is asked to guide her on the treacherous course. Their shared passion for riding leads to an infatuation that jeopardizes the growing bond between Bay and Charlotte, and threatens all of their futures. The Fortune Hunter, a brilliant new novel by Daisy Goodwin, is a lush, irresistible story of the public lives and private longings of grand historical figures.

How to Lose a Duke in Ten Days

How to Lose a Duke in Ten Days
Author: Laura Lee Guhrke
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2014-04-29
ISBN: 006211820X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Lose a Duke in Ten Days Book Excerpt:

From USA Today bestselling author Laura Lee Guhrke comes the story of a bargain, a marriage of convenience . . . and the chance for love to last a lifetime They had a deal . . . From the moment she met the devil-may-care Duke of Margrave, Edie knew he could change her life. And when he agreed to her outrageous proposal of a marriage of convenience, she was transformed from ruined American heiress to English duchess. Five years later, she's delighted with their arrangement, especially since her husband is living on another continent. But deals are made to be broken . . . By marrying an heiress, Stuart was able to pay his family's enormous debts, and Edie's terms that he leave England forever seemed a small price to pay. But when a brush with death impels him home, he decides it's time for a real marriage with his luscious American bride, and he proposes a bold new bargain: ten days to win her willing kiss. But is ten days enough to win her heart?

Diamond in the Rough

Diamond in the Rough
Author: Jen Turano
Publsiher: Bethany House Publishers
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2019-09-03
ISBN: 9780764231681
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Diamond in the Rough Book Excerpt:

To save her family from financial ruin, Miss Poppy Garrison accepts an unusual proposition to participate in the New York social season in exchange for her grandmother settling a family loan that has unexpectedly come due. Ill-equipped to handle the intricacies of mingling within the New York Four Hundred, Poppy becomes embroiled in one hilarious fiasco after another, doomed to suffer a grand societal failure instead of being deemed the diamond of the first water her grandmother longs for her to become. Reginald Blackburn, second son of a duke, has been forced to travel to America to help his cousin, Charles Wynn, Earl of Lonsdale, find an American heiress to wed in order to shore up his family estate that is in desperate need of funds. Reginald himself has no interest in finding an heiress to marry, but when Poppy's grandmother asks him to give etiquette lessons to Poppy, he swiftly discovers he may be in for much more than he bargained for.

Consuelo

Consuelo
Author: James Brough
Publsiher: Putnam Publishing Group
Total Pages: 266
Release: 1979
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Consuelo Book Excerpt:

The Daring Exploits of a Runaway Heiress

The Daring Exploits of a Runaway Heiress
Author: Victoria Alexander
Publsiher: Zebra Books
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2015-04-28
ISBN: 1420132296
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Daring Exploits of a Runaway Heiress Book Excerpt:

An inheritance inspires a scandalous adventure—that may just lead to a passionate love—in this historical romp by the #1 New York Times–bestselling author. To Do: Swim naked in the moonlight Play in a high stakes card game Ride an elephant Be painted sans clothing Take a lover . . . Lucy Merryweather has inherited a fortune—and her great-aunt’s list of unfulfilled wishes. What better way to honor her memory than by accomplishing as many of them as possible? And with Lucy’s family an ocean away in New York, nothing stands in her way—if one ignores the private investigator hired to spy on her. Yet Cameron Effington is infuriatingly difficult to ignore . . . As a reporter, Cameron is always looking for a good story. An American heiress running rampant between Millworth Manor and Mayfair is the perfect subject. Not to mention captivating. And extremely kissable. And if Lucy believes he’s a detective? Well, the truth should never get in the way of a good story—or hinder delicious, impetuous passion . . . “Nobody does Victorian romance hijinks like Alexander.” —Publishers Weekly

Catch a Falling Heiress

Catch a Falling Heiress
Author: Laura Lee Guhrke
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2015-01-27
ISBN: 0062334662
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Catch a Falling Heiress Book Excerpt:

She's an American heiress. He's a devilish earl. When these two collide, the sparks ignite a shocking scandal in USA Today bestselling author Laura Lee Guhrke's unforgettable Victorian-era romance. Linnet Holland wants nothing to do with fortune hunters. No, she's determined to marry a man who loves her. But just as she's about to accept the perfect marriage proposal from the man she wants, the rakish Earl of Featherstone interrupts and ruins everything, including her reputation, with his smoldering kiss . . . Jack Featherstone knows all about Linnet's "intended," and he's determined she won't fall prey to that villain as other women have in the past. But when his attempt to save Linnet ruins her instead, he knows he has to make things right. So he sets out to win this golden beauty . . . and prove to her that being ruined by him was the best thing that could have happened to her.

The American Heiress

The American Heiress
Author: Dorothy Eden
Publsiher: Fawcett Books
Total Pages: 252
Release: 1981
ISBN: 9780449244487
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The American Heiress Book Excerpt:

After surviving the sinking of the Lusitania, Hetty Brown transforms herself from lady's maid to her mistress, American heiress Clemency Jervis, only to become a lonely, guilt-ridden Lady Hazzard of Loburn

When The Marquess Met His Match

When The Marquess Met His Match
Author: Laura Lee Guhrke
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2013-10-29
ISBN: 0062118188
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

When The Marquess Met His Match Book Excerpt:

In the first of a dazzling new series, USA Today bestselling author Laura Lee Guhrke introduces London's most renowned matchmaker—and a scoundrel intent on seducing his way to the altar. She's the matchmaker . . . Lady Belinda Featherstone's job is to guide American heiresses to matrimony, and away from men like Nicholas, Marquess of Trubridge. But the charming, disreputable marquess needs a wealthy bride, and he hires Belinda to help him find one. Her task seems easy: find that scoundrel the sort of wife he so richly deserves. But Nicholas's hot, searing kiss soon proves her task will be anything but easy. He's the perfect match . . . Nicholas plans to wed a rich, pretty young darling to restore his fortune, and he's happy to pay a marriage broker to help him. But one taste of Belinda's lips and Nicholas's sensible scheme to marry for money goes awry, and he yearns to show his beautiful matchmaker he's the perfect match . . . for her.

No Mistress of Mine

No Mistress of Mine
Author: Laura Lee Guhrke
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2016-08-30
ISBN: 0062334689
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

No Mistress of Mine Book Excerpt:

USA Today bestselling author Laura Lee Guhrke is back with the latest in her dazzling An American Heiress in London series, in which a reformed rogue finds all his honorable resolutions tested by the only woman who ever broke his heart . . . After spending his youth as one of the wildest rakes in the ton, Lord Denys Somerton has devoted the past six years to putting his past behind him. He is determined to fulfill his duties, find a suitable wife, and start a family, but that plan changes when Lola Valentine—the red-haired temptress from his past—returns to London, sparking the same irresistible desires that almost ruined his life once before. Lola is a woman with no romantic illusions. She knew love would never be enough for a British lord and an American girl from the wrong side of the tracks. For Denys’s sake, she walked away from him and the glittering life he offered. But when an unexpected inheritance brings her back to London, Lola discovers the passion between them is as hot as ever. Can they vanquish it, or will it burn out of control again and destroy them both? A RITA® Award Winner for Historical Romance Long!

The American Encyclop dic Dictionary

The American Encyclop  dic Dictionary
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1896
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: English language
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The American Encyclop dic Dictionary Book Excerpt: