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The House the Rockefellers Built : A Tale of Money, Taste, and Power in Twentieth-Century America
by Robert F. Jr. Dalzell and Lee Baldwin Dalzell


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"The Dalzells . . . do an astonishing job of placing Kykuit in historical context while weaving the larger-than-life Rockefeller personalities into its very walls and hallways."" Los Angeles Times"

One hundred years ago America's richest man established a dynastic seat, the granite-clad Kykuit, high above the Hudson River.  Read more...


 
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Overview

"The Dalzells . . . do an astonishing job of placing Kykuit in historical context while weaving the larger-than-life Rockefeller personalities into its very walls and hallways."" Los Angeles Times"

One hundred years ago America's richest man established a dynastic seat, the granite-clad Kykuit, high above the Hudson River. John D. Rockefeller, who detested ostentation, had something simple in mind at least until his son John Jr. and his charming wife, Abby, injected classical taste and a spirit of noblesse oblige into the equation. Built to honor the senior Rockefeller, the house would also become the place above all others that anchored the family's memories and sense of itself.

With memorable skill and insight, the authors take us inside the house and the family to observe how each new generation, often sharply at odds with one another, left its distinctive mark on the place."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780805088571
  • ISBN-10: 0805088571
  • Publisher: Henry Holt & Company
  • Publish Date: August 2008
  • Page Count: 333
  • Dimensions: 8.9 x 6.1 x 0.82 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds

Series: John MacRae Books

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