The Gilded Years

The Gilded Years
Author: Karin Tanabe
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2016-06-07
ISBN: 1501110454
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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"In 1897, Anita Hemmings was the first African American woman to attend Vassar--and no-one knew"--Back cover.

The Gilded Years

The Gilded Years
Author: Karin Tanabe
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2022-02-02
ISBN: 1761105159
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Gilded Years Book Excerpt:

A captivating historical novel based on the true story of Anita Hemmings, the first Black student to attend the prestigious Vassar College by – passing as white. For fans of The Vanishing Half and The Gilded Age. SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE Since childhood, Anita Hemmings has longed to attend the country’s most exclusive school for women, Vassar College. Now, a bright, beautiful senior in the class of 1897, she is hiding a secret that would have banned her from admission: Anita is the only African-American student ever to attend Vassar. With her olive complexion and dark hair, she has successfully passed as white, but now finds herself rooming with Lottie Taylor, an heiress of one of New York’s most prominent families. Though Anita has kept herself at a distance from her classmates, Lottie’s sphere of influence is inescapable, her energy irresistible, and the two become fast friends. Pulled into her elite world, Anita learns what it’s like to be treated as a wealthy, educated white woman – the person everyone believes her to be – and even finds herself in a heady romance with a well-off Harvard student. But when Lottie becomes curious about Anita’s family the situation becomes particularly perilous, and as Anita’s graduation looms, those closest to her will be the ones to dangerously threaten her secret. Set against the vibrant backdrop of the Gilded Age, an era when old money traditions collided with modern ideas, The Gilded Years is a story of hope, sacrifice and betrayal – and a gripping account of how one woman dared to risk everything for the chance at a better life. ‘Smart and thoughtful … A must-read’ PopSugar ‘Insightfully grapples with complex and compelling issues’ Booklist ‘The beautiful and the damned takes on a whole new meaning … A poignant imagining inside the most complex survival phenomenon: passing. With the grandeur of the Gilded Age intertwined with romance and suspense, you won’t be able to put this period piece down until you know how her story ends.’ Vanity Fair

A History of Music in American Life The gilded years 1865 1920

A History of Music in American Life  The gilded years  1865 1920
Author: Ronald L. Davis
Publsiher: Krieger Publishing Company
Total Pages: 286
Release: 1980
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Gilded Cage

The Gilded Cage
Author: Lynette Noni
Publsiher: HMH Books For Young Readers
Total Pages: 451
Release: 2021-10-12
ISBN: 0358434599
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Gilded Cage Book Excerpt:

Kiva trades one cage for another when she leaves behind a deadly prison for a deceptive palace in this dark and dangerous sequel to The Prison Healer, which Sarah J. Maas called "a must-read." Kiva Meridan is a survivor. She survived not only Zalindov prison, but also the deadly Trial by Ordeal. Now Kiva's purpose goes beyond survival to vengeance. For the past ten years, her only goal was to reunite with her family and destroy the people responsible for ruining their lives. But now that she has escaped Zalindov, her mission has become more complicated than ever. As Kiva settles into her new life in the capital, she discovers she wasn't the only one who suffered while she was in Zalindov--her siblings and their beliefs have changed too. Soon it's not just her enemies she's keeping secrets from, but her own family as well. Outside the city walls, tensions are brewing from the rebels, along with whispers of a growing threat from the northern kingdoms. Kiva's allegiances are more important than ever, but she's beginning to question where they truly lie. To survive this time, she'll have to navigate a complicated web of lies before both sides of the battle turn against her and she loses everything.

The Presidencies of Grover Cleveland

The Presidencies of Grover Cleveland
Author: Richard E. Welch,Welch
Publsiher: American Presidency (University of K
Total Pages: 288
Release: 1988
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Presidencies of Grover Cleveland Book Excerpt:

Grover Cleveland, who served as both the twenty-second and the twenty-fourth president of the United States, dominated the American political scene from 1884 to 1896. Viewed at one time as a monument of presidential courage, Cleveland has over the past generation been dismissed by historians as a "Bourbon Democrat," the symbol of that wing of the Democratic party devoted to preserving the status quo and protecting the interests of the propertied. In this revisionist study, Richard Welch takes a fresh look at the Cleveland administrations and discovers a man whose assertive temperament was frequently at odds with his inherited political faith. Although pledging public allegiance to a Whiggish version of the presidency, Cleveland's aggressive insistence on presidential independence led him to exercise increasing control of the executive branch and then to seek influence over Congress and national legislation. Quick to denounce governmental paternalism and the centralization of political power, Cleveland nevertheless expanded the authority of the national government as he revised federal land and Indian policies in the West and ordered the army to Chicago during the 1894 Pullman strike. For all his fears of constitutional innovation, he was neither a champion of big business nor unaware of the problems posed by the post-Civil War economic revolution. He signed the Interstate commerce Act, warned against the growing power of industrial combination, advocated voluntary federal arbitration of labor-management disputes, and fought the monopolization of western lands by railroad an timber corporations. Welch places Cleveland's battles on behalf of tariff revision, civil service reform, and the gold standard within the context of the conundrum of a strong president who usually failed to gain the cooperation of Congress or the Democratic party. Cleveland reinvigorated the American presidency and reestablished an equilibrium between the executive and legislative branches of the federal government, but by his obdurate enmity to the silverites and the "agrarian radicals," he helped assure the division and defeat of his party in the election of 1896. Welch demonstrates that Cleveland's achievements and failures as a political leader were attributable to an authoritarian temperament that saw compromise as surrender. Two chapters of the book are devoted to Cleveland's diplomacy, focusing especially on his response to Hawaiian and Cuban revolutions and the boundary dispute between Venezuela and Great Britain. Welch takes issue with the currently popular thesis that U.S. diplomacy in the last decade of the nineteenth century displayed a concerted governmental effort to solve domestic economic problems by expanding foreign markets in East Asia and Latin America. In addition to providing insights into the character of one of our more interesting presidents, this reassessment of Grover Cleveland's historical legacy shows clearly that the Cleveland years served as the essential preface to the development of a modern presidency and to the identification for executive power.

The Gilded Age in New York 1870 1910

The Gilded Age in New York  1870 1910
Author: Esther Crain
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2016-09-27
ISBN: 031635368X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Gilded Age in New York 1870 1910 Book Excerpt:

The drama, expansion, mansions and wealth of New York City's transformative Gilded Age era, from 1870 to 1910, captured in a magnificently illustrated hardcover. In forty short years, New York City suddenly became a city of skyscrapers, subways, streetlights, and Central Park, as well as sprawling bridges that connected the once-distant boroughs. In Manhattan, more than a million poor immigrants crammed into tenements, while the half of the millionaires in the entire country lined Fifth Avenue with their opulent mansions. The Gilded Age in New York captures what is was like to live in Gotham then, to be a daily witness to the city's rapid evolution. Newspapers, autobiographies, and personal diaries offer fascinating glimpses into daily life among the rich, the poor, and the surprisingly large middle class. The use of photography and illustrated periodicals provides astonishing images that document the bigness of New York: the construction of the Statue of Liberty; the opening of the Brooklyn Bridge; the shimmering lights of Luna Park in Coney Island; the mansions of Millionaire's Row. Sidebars detail smaller, fleeting moments: Alice Vanderbilt posing proudly in her "Electric Light" ball gown at a society-changing masquerade ball; immigrants stepping off the boat at Ellis Island; a young Theodore Roosevelt witnessing Abraham Lincoln's funeral. The Gilded Age in New York is a rare illustrated look at this amazing time in both the city and the country as a whole. Author Esther Crain, the go-to authority on the era, weaves first-hand accounts and fascinating details into a vivid tapestry of American society at the turn of the century. Praise for New-York Historical Society New York City in 3D In The Gilded Age, also by Esther Crain: "Vividly captures the transformation from cityscape of horse carriages and gas lamps 'bursting with beauty, power and possibilities' as it staggered into a skyscraping Imperial City." -- Sam Roberts, The New York Times "Get a glimpse of Edith Wharton's world." -- Entertainment Weekly Must List "What better way to revisit this rich period . . ?" -- Library Journal

A Hundred Suns

A Hundred Suns
Author: Karin Tanabe
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 380
Release: 2020-04-07
ISBN: 1250231493
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Hundred Suns Book Excerpt:

Named A Best Book of Spring 2020 by Real Simple · Parade · PopSugar · New York Post · Entertainment Weekly · Betches · CrimeReads · BookBub "A transporting historical novel, and a smart thriller."— Washington Post "A luscious setting combined with a sinister, sizzling plot." -EW A faraway land. A family’s dynasty. A trail of secrets that could shatter their glamorous lifestyle. On a humid afternoon in 1933, American Jessie Lesage steps off a boat from Paris and onto the shores of Vietnam. Accompanying her French husband Victor, an heir to the Michelin rubber fortune, she’s certain that their new life is full of promise, for while the rest of the world is sinking into economic depression, Indochine is gold for the Michelins. Jessie knows that the vast plantations near Saigon are the key to the family’s prosperity, and though they have recently been marred in scandal, she needs them to succeed for her husband’s sake—and to ensure that the life she left behind in America stays buried in the past. Jessie dives into the glamorous colonial world, where money is king and morals are brushed aside, and meets Marcelle de Fabry, a spellbinding expat with a wealthy Indochinese lover, the silk tycoon Khoi Nguyen. Descending on Jessie’s world like a hurricane, Marcelle proves to be an exuberant guide to colonial life. But hidden beneath her vivacious exterior is a fierce desire to put the colony back in the hands of its people––starting with the Michelin plantations. It doesn’t take long for the sun-drenched days and champagne-soaked nights to catch up with Jessie. With an increasingly fractured mind, her affection for Indochine falters. And as a fiery political struggle builds around her, Jessie begins to wonder what’s real in a friendship that she suspects may be nothing but a house of cards. Motivated by love, driven by ambition, and seeking self-preservation at all costs, Jessie and Marcelle each toe the line between friend and foe, ethics and excess. Cast against the stylish backdrop of 1920s Paris and 1930s Indochine, in a time and place defined by contrasts and convictions, Karin Tanabe's A Hundred Suns is historical fiction at its lush, suspenseful best.

Politics and Patronage in the Gilded Age

Politics and Patronage in the Gilded Age
Author: James Abram Garfield,Charles Eugene Henry
Publsiher: Madison : State Historical Society of Wisconsin
Total Pages: 346
Release: 1970
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Gilded Age

The Gilded Age
Author: Mark Twain,Charles Dudley Warner,Ward Just,Shelley Fisher Fishkin
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 728
Release: 1996
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Gilded Age Book Excerpt:

Satirizes the materialism and corruption in Washington, D.C. in the post-Civil War era

A Woman of Intelligence

A Woman of Intelligence
Author: Karin Tanabe
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2022-06-08
ISBN: 9781761104794
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Woman of Intelligence Book Excerpt:

An exhilarating tale of one remarkable woman's journey to find her purpose, and herself, in post-war America. Hailed as 'whip smart' by Australian Women's Weekly. New York, 1954. A Fifth Avenue address, parties at the Plaza, two healthy sons and the ideal husband: what looks like a perfect life for Katharina Edgeworth is anything but. As a single girl in 1940s Manhattan, Katharina was a translator at the newly formed United Nations, devoting her days to her work and the promise of world peace - and her nights to cocktails and the promise of a good time. Now the wife of a beloved pediatric surgeon and heir to a shipping fortune, Katharina is trapped in a gilded cage, desperate to escape the constraints of domesticity. So when she is approached by the FBI and asked to join their ranks as an informant, Katharina seizes the opportunity. A man from her past has become a high-level Soviet spy, but no one has been able to infiltrate his circle. Enter Katharina, the perfect woman for the job. Navigating the demands of the FBI and the secrets of the KGB, she becomes enthralled by her secret mission. But as those closest to her lose their covers, and their lives, Katharina's secret soon threatens to ruin her.

Cities and Schools in the Gilded Age

Cities and Schools in the Gilded Age
Author: William A. Bullough
Publsiher: Port Washington, N.Y. : Kennikat Press
Total Pages: 183
Release: 1974
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Writings of Mark Twain pseud The gilded age a tale of today by Mark Twain and C D Warner

The Writings of Mark Twain  pseud     The gilded age  a tale of today  by Mark Twain     and C D  Warner
Author: Mark Twain
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1901
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Writings of Mark Twain pseud The gilded age a tale of today by Mark Twain and C D Warner Book Excerpt:

The Gilded Age

The Gilded Age
Author: Mark Twain,Charles Dudley Warner
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 740
Release: 1901
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Diplomat s Daughter

The Diplomat s Daughter
Author: Karin Tanabe
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2017-07-11
ISBN: 1501110489
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Diplomat s Daughter Book Excerpt:

For fans of All the Light We Cannot See and Orphan Train, the author of the “thought-provoking” (Library Journal, starred review) and “must-read” (PopSugar) novel The Gilded Years crafts a captivating tale of three young people divided by the horrors of World War II and their journey back to one another. During the turbulent months following the 1941 bombing of Pearl Harbor, twenty-one-year-old Emi Kato, the daughter of a Japanese diplomat, is locked behind barbed wire in a Texas internment camp. She feels hopeless until she meets handsome young Christian Lange, whose German-born parents were wrongfully arrested for un-American activities. Together, they live as prisoners with thousands of other German and Japanese families, but discover that love can bloom in even the bleakest circumstances. When Emi and her mother are abruptly sent back to Japan, Christian enlists in the United States Army, with his sights set on the Pacific front—and, he hopes, a reunion with Emi—unaware that her first love, Leo Hartmann, the son of wealthy of Austrian parents and now a Jewish refugee in Shanghai, may still have her heart. Fearful of bombings in Tokyo, Emi’s parents send her to a remote resort town in the mountains, where many in the foreign community have fled. Cut off from her family, struggling with growing depression and hunger, Emi repeatedly risks her life to help keep her community safe—all while wondering if the two men she loves are still alive. As Christian Lange struggles to adapt to life as a soldier, his unit pushes its way from the South Pacific to Okinawa, where one of the bloodiest battles of World War II awaits them. Meanwhile, in Japanese-occupied Shanghai, as Leo fights to survive the squalor of the Jewish ghetto, a surprise confrontation with a Nazi officer threatens his life. For each man, Emi Kato is never far from their minds. Flung together by war, passion, and extraordinary acts of selflessness, the paths of these three remarkable young people will collide as the fighting on the Pacific front crescendos. With her “elegant and extremely gratifying” (USA TODAY) storytelling, Karin Tanabe paints a stunning portrait of a turning point in history.

The Gilded Lady

The Gilded Lady
Author: William Montgomery Clemens
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 268
Release: 1903
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Crime
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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THE GILDED AGE AMERICA 1865 1900

THE GILDED AGE  AMERICA  1865 1900
Author: RICHARD A. BARTLETT
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 212
Release: 1969
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Collecting in the Gilded Age

Collecting in the Gilded Age
Author: Gabriel P. Weisberg,DeCourcy E. McIntosh,Alison McQueen,Frick Art & Historical Center
Publsiher: Frick Art Museum
Total Pages: 428
Release: 1997
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Collecting in the Gilded Age Book Excerpt:

The family names of Byers, Lockhart, Porter, Watson, Peacock, Oliver, and Thaw stand out among those collectors whose prized paintings have been dispersed over the decades, leaving behind mere hints of Pittsburgh's active role in the international art market.

The Gilded Age

The Gilded Age
Author: Eleanor Dwight
Publsiher: Universe Pub
Total Pages: 88
Release: 1996
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Gilded Age Book Excerpt:

"The Gilded Age tells the fascinating story of a dynamic era in America, from the 1870s to the early years of the twentieth century, when enormous fortunes were made and lost overnight. This dazzling book provides a glimpse into the period that has left us a legacy of art and architecture derived from European culture. Excerpts from the writings of America's brilliant author Edith Wharton and her contemporaries including Henry James and Mark Twain, coupled with beautiful reproductions of paintings by John Singer Sargent, William Merritt Chase, Maurice Brazil Prendergast, and others, make this a charming souvenir of the time. The writers' critical and amusing descriptions of the competitive building of mansions, art collecting, and social rituals provide a lively commentary of a time in which such fascinating personalities as J.P. Morgan, Isabella Stewart Gardner, and Mrs. Caroline Schermerhorn Astor played an important role.

Major Problems in the Gilded Age and the Progressive Era

Major Problems in the Gilded Age and the Progressive Era
Author: Leon Fink
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin College Division
Total Pages: 485
Release: 2001
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Major Problems in the Gilded Age and the Progressive Era Book Excerpt:

Designed for courses in the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, the rise of industrial America, and late 19th and early 20th century U.S. history. Follows the highly successful Major Problems format, allowing students to evaluate primary sources, test interpretations and draw their own conclusions.

The Gilded Age

The Gilded Age
Author: Joel Shrock
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 313
Release: 2004
ISBN: 031332204X
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Gilded Age Book Excerpt:

Describes how American culture changed during the Gilded Age, covering such topics as food, recreation, fashion, music, art, literature, travel, and the world of youth.