Fortune s Children

Fortune s Children
Author: Arthur T. Vanderbilt, II
Pages: 544
ISBN: 9780062288370
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Release: 2013-04-16
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Vanderbilt: the very name signifies wealth. The family patriarch, "the Commodore," built up a fortune that made him the world's richest man by 1877. Yet, less than fifty years after the Commodore's death, one of his direct descendants died penniless, and no Vanderbilt was counted among the world's richest people. Fortune's Children tells the dramatic story of all the amazingly colorful spenders who dissipated such a vast inheritance.

Fortune s Children

Fortune s Children
Author: Arthur T. Vanderbilt
Pages: 544
ISBN: 0062224069
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Release: 2012-12-26
Editor: William Morrow Paperbacks
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Vanderbilt: the very name signifies wealth. The family patriarch, "the Commodore," built up a fortune that made him the world's richest man by 1877. Yet, less than fifty years after the Commodore's death, one of his direct descendants died penniless, and no Vanderbilt was counted among the world's richest people. Fortune's Children tells the dramatic story of all the amazingly colorful spenders who dissipated such a vast inheritance.

Fortune s Children

Fortune s Children
Author: Arthur T. Vanderbilt
Pages: 544
ISBN: 9780688103866
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Release: 1991-02-20
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Vanderbilt: the very name signifies wealth. The family patriarch, "the Commodore," built up a fortune that made him the world's richest man by 1877. Yet, less than fifty years after the Commodore's death, one of his direct descendants died penniless, and no Vanderbilt was counted among the world's richest people. Fortune's Children tells the dramatic story of all the amazingly colorful spenders who dissipated such a vast inheritance.

Fortune s Children

Fortune s Children
Author: Arthur T. Vanderbilt
Pages: 496
ISBN: UVA:X001610411
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Release: 1989
Editor: William Morrow
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Traces the history of the Vanderbilt family and explains why their family fortune dissipated so soon

Children of Uncertain Fortune

Children of Uncertain Fortune
Author: Daniel Livesay
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9781469634449
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Release: 2018-01-11
Editor: UNC Press Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

By tracing the largely forgotten eighteenth-century migration of elite mixed-race individuals from Jamaica to Great Britain, Children of Uncertain Fortune reinterprets the evolution of British racial ideologies as a matter of negotiating family membership. Using wills, legal petitions, family correspondences, and inheritance lawsuits, Daniel Livesay is the first scholar to follow the hundreds of children born to white planters and Caribbean women of color who crossed the ocean for educational opportunities, professional apprenticeships, marriage prospects, or refuge from colonial prejudices. The presence of these elite children of color in Britain pushed popular opinion in the British Atlantic world toward narrower conceptions of race and kinship. Members of Parliament, colonial assemblymen, merchant kings, and cultural arbiters--the very people who decided Britain's colonial policies, debated abolition, passed marital laws, and arbitrated inheritance disputes--rubbed shoulders with these mixed-race Caribbean migrants in parlors and sitting rooms. Upper-class Britons also resented colonial transplants and coveted their inheritances; family intimacy gave way to racial exclusion. By the early nineteenth century, relatives had become strangers.

Fortune Cookie Fortunes

Fortune Cookie Fortunes
Author: Grace Lin
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9780307982605
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Release: 2013-11-27
Editor: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Crack, crack, crack! The cookies snap open and the family’s fortunes are revealed. Mei Mei wants to know how hers will come true. Jie Jie scoffs—they never come true. But Pacy isn’t so sure. As she waits and watches, she notices magical things happening in her family. Could the fortunes really be right? And what about Pacy’s fortune: “You will see the world in a new way”? Well, yes, it’s true! Pacy has been seeing the world through fortune cookies! This exhuberantly illustrated story about every kid’s favorite part of a Chinese meal also includes a brief history of the fortune cookie. What will your fortune be? Crack! Open up a cookie and find out.

Child of Fortune

Child of Fortune
Author: Norman Spinrad
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780575117266
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Release: 2013-10-31
Editor: Gateway
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In the exotic interstellar civilization of the Second Starfaring Age, youthful wanderers are known as Children of Fortune. This is the tale of one such wanderer, who seeks her destiny on an odyssey of self-discovery amid humanity's many worlds.

Fortune s Child

Fortune s Child
Author: James Conroyd Martin
Pages: 398
ISBN: 1734004304
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Release: 2019-10-22
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Theodora: actress, prostitute, mistress. And Byzantine Empress of the civilized world. Stephen: handsome Syrian boy, wizard's apprentice, palace eunuch. And Secretary to the Empress. How does this unlikely pair become such allies that one day Empress Theodora asks Stephen to write her biography? From a very young age, Theodora, daughter of a circus bearkeeper in Constantinople, sets her sights well above her station in life. Her exquisite beauty sets her apart on stages and in the eyes of men. Stephen, a Syrian lad of striking good looks, is sold by his parents to a Persian wizard, who teaches him a skill in languages that will serve him well. By the time Destiny brings them together in Antioch, Theodora has undergone heartrending trials and a transformation, while Stephen has been sold again . . . and castrated. Discover the enduring bond that, however imperfect, prompts Theodora--as Empress--to request palace eunuch Stephen to write her biography.

Fortune s Perfect Valentine

Fortune s Perfect Valentine
Author: Stella Bagwell
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780373659371
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Release: 2016-01-19
Editor: Harlequin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Vivian Blair and her boss at Robinson Tech, Wes Robinson, are more focused on the success of their new app, My Perfect Match, than on their possibility of their own perfect match being right in front of them.

Fortune s Magic Farm

Fortune s Magic Farm
Author: Suzanne Selfors
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781250183859
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Release: 2018-06-19
Editor: Imprint
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In the spirit of Roald Dahl, Suzanne Selfors spins a wonderful and weird middle-grade tale filled with friendship and magic—now in an entirely new package! Ten-year-old Isabelle lives in Runny Cove where it’s always raining and the whole world has turned gray. When she gets a mysterious visitor with news of an unexpected inheritance, she leaps at the chance to a place full of sunshine . . . and magic! There, magic grows into cherries that cure ills and fronds that make her fly. But when Isabelle feels the call to return to Runny Cove and use the magic of the farm to stop the rain, her loyalty is put to the test. Can she choose between her new home and the one she left behind? In the spirit of Roald Dahl, Suzanne Selfors spins a wonderful and weird middle grade tale. Now in an entirely new package! An Imprint Book “Fortune’s Magic Farm is a love apple for all readers, delicious and magical.” —Grace Lin, Newbery Honor author of Where the Mountain Meets the Moon “Few authors have ever come close to being compared to Dahl, and nobody has his distinctive flavor. One of the very few authors to do so would have to be Suzanne Selfors....A pure pleasure to read for child and adult alike.” —Elizabeth Bird, School Library Journal, A Fuse #8 Production “Placing an indomitable character in situations as bleak as they are absurd, Selfors has written a darkly comic adventure in the tradition of Roald Dahl.” —Junior Library Guild “Beautiful writing, quirky characters, and an imaginative plot...make this a good choice, showing how one little girl can use her spirit to save the world.” —Booklist “Readers will cheer for Isabelle throughout the story.” —School Library Journal “Readers will cozy up to the tale’s quirky characters and enjoy the many twists and turns of this magical adventure.” —Kirkus Reviews “Hand this to fans of Eva Ibbotson, to kids who like their magic with some meat to it, and to adults who want a fabulous read-aloud.” —Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books “This quirky book...is full of silly songs and vivid secondary characters.” —The Seattle Times Junior Library Guild Award Florida Sunshine State Young Readers Award List (2012–13) Kansas’s William Allen White Children’s Book Award List (2011–12) 2009 Austin Waldorf Children’s Choice Award, Gold Medal in the third- and fourth-grade category

Family Fortunes

Family Fortunes
Author: Bill Bonner
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781118171417
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Release: 2012-07-31
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Selected as one of Motley Fool’s “5 Great Books You Should Read” Advice on managing your wealth from bestselling author Bill Bonner From trusted New York Times bestselling author Bill Bonner comes a radical new way to look at family money and a practical, actionable guide to getting and maintaining multigenerational wealth. Family Fortunes: How to Build Family Wealth and Hold on to It for 100 Years is packed with useful information, interwoven with Bonner's stories about his own family's wealth philosophy and practices. A comprehensive guide that shows how families can successfully preserve their estates by ignoring most of what people think they know about "the rich" and, instead, training and motivating all family members to work together toward a very uncommon goal. This book is a must-read for all individual investors—even those who do not plan to leave money to their children—because it challenges many of the most ubiquitous principles and rules of investing. You might expect a book on family wealth to be extremely conservative in its outlook. Instead, the Bonners announce what is practically a revolutionary manifesto. They explain: Why family money should NOT be invested in "safe, conservative" investments Why charitable giving is usually a waste of money, or worse Why it is NOT a good idea to let children go their own way Why you can't trust wealth "professionals" and why you should never entrust your money to money managers Why giving your children as much education as possible is NOT a good idea Why Warren Buffett and the rest of the rich people asking for higher tax rates are wrong to take "the pledge" Why Wall Street is a graveyard for capital, why most celebrity CEOs are a threat to the businesses they run, why modern capitalism is a failure, and more You will come away with a very different idea as to what family wealth is all about. It is not stodgy. Not boring. Not moss-backed and reactionary. On the contrary, it is the most dynamic, forward-looking capital in the world. The essential guide to passing wealth from one generation to the next, Family Fortunes is filled with concrete, practical advice you can put to use right away.

Fortune s Bones

Fortune s Bones
Author: Marilyn Nelson
Pages: 40
ISBN: 9781629795881
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Release: 2016-08-01
Editor: Boyds Mills Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

There is a skeleton in the Mattatuck Museum in Connecticut. It has been in the town for over 200 years. In 1996, community members decided to find out what they could about it. Historians discovered that the bones were those of a slave name Fortune, who was owned by a local doctor. After Fortune's death, the doctor rendered the bones. Further research revealed that Fortune had married, had fathered four children, and had been baptized later in life. His bones suggest that after a life of arduous labor, he died in 1798 at about the age of 60. Merilyn Nelson wrote The Manumission Requiem to commemorate Fortune's life. Detailed notes and archival photographs enhance the reader's appreciation of the poem.

Fortune s Favorite Child

Fortune s Favorite Child
Author: Christopher Maurer,Walter Inglis Anderson
Pages: 367
ISBN: 1578065399
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Release: 2003
Editor: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A celebration of the photographer's work shines light on his remarkable achievements as an artist and a naturalist who created beautiful paintings, prints, murals, journals, wood carvings, ceramic works, poems, aphorisms, and illustrations. (Biography)

Fortune s Fool

Fortune s Fool
Author: Mercedes Lackey
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781459296664
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Release: 2016-05-16
Editor: Harlequin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"She’ll keep you up long past your bedtime." - #1 New York Times bestselling author Stephen King "The prolific Lackey (the Valdemar series) draws on the darker, Brothers Grimm side of fairy lore for her enchanting tale…". —Publisher’s Weekly The seventh daughter of the Sea King, Ekaterina is more than a pampered princess-she's also the family spy. Which makes her the perfect emissary to check out interesting happenings in the neighboring kingdom…and nothing interests her more than Sasha, the seventh son of the king of Belrus. Ekaterina suspects he's far from the fool people think him. But before she can find out what lies beneath his facade, she is kidnapped! Trapped in a castle at the mercy of a possessive Jinn, Ekaterina knows her chances of being found are slim. Now fortune, a fool and a paper bird are the only things she can count on-along with her own clever mind and intrepid heart.… Book 3 of Five Hundred Kingdoms. Originally published in 2007.

Beauty and the Bodyguard

Beauty and the Bodyguard
Author: Merline Lovelace
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781426873171
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Release: 2010-08-01
Editor: Silhouette
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Someone was stalking million-dollar cover girl Allie Fortune—and ex-mercenary Rafe Stone had been hired to protect her. To keep her safe, he spirited Allie away to a secluded spot, telling himself to just do his job and not be seduced by her beauty. But Rafe soon discovered that guarding Allie was far more dangerous than he'd anticipated. Because it wasn't solely his existence that was threatened. No, this tempting creature threatened his heart and soul…and once this assignment was over, he knew his life would never be the same.

Fortune s Child

Fortune s Child
Author: Pamela Simpson
Pages: 506
ISBN: 0553294245
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Release: 1992
Editor: Fanfare
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Twenty years after she mysteriously disappeared, shipping heiress Christina Fortune returns to gain control of the family business, but she must first convince her family of her identity. Original.

Wise Children

Wise Children
Author: Emma Rice,Angela Carter
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9781786826923
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Release: 2018-11-24
Editor: Oberon Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

‘Let’s have all the skeletons out of the closet, today, of all days!’ It’s 23 April, Shakespeare’s birthday. In Brixton, Nora and Dora Chance – twin chorus girls born and bred south of the river – are celebrating their 75th birthday. Over the river in Chelsea, their father and greatest actor of his generation Melchior Hazard turns 100 on the same day. As does his twin brother Peregrine. If, in fact, he’s still alive. And if, in truth, Melchior is their real father after all... A big, bawdy tangle of theatrical joy and heartbreak, Wise Children is a celebration of show business, family, forgiveness and hope. Expect showgirls and Shakespeare, sex and scandal, music, mischief and mistaken identity – and butterflies by the thousand. Emma Rice (Romantics Anonymous, Tristan & Yseult, The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk and Brief Encounter) brings her unique, exuberantly impish vision to Angela Carter’s great last novel, Wise Children, launching her new theatre company of the same name and its London residency at The Old Vic.

Discover Your God Given Gifts

Discover Your God Given Gifts
Author: Don Fortune,Katie Fortune
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780800794675
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Release: 2009-11-01
Editor: Chosen Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A great introduction to motivational gifts--with descriptions, real-life stories and self-tests--helping readers recognize their gifts and move into more effective service.

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon
Author: Grace Lin
Pages: 288
ISBN: 0316052604
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Release: 2009-07-01
Editor: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A Newbery Honor WinnerA New York Times Bestseller This stunning fantasy inspired by Chinese folklore is a companion novel to Starry River of the Sky and the New York Times bestselling and National Book Award finalist When the Sea Turned to Silver In the valley of Fruitless mountain, a young girl named Minli lives in a ramshackle hut with her parents. In the evenings, her father regales her with old folktales of the Jade Dragon and the Old Man on the Moon, who knows the answers to all of life's questions. Inspired by these stories, Minli sets off on an extraordinary journey to find the Old Man on the Moon to ask him how she can change her family's fortune. She encounters an assorted cast of characters and magical creatures along the way, including a dragon who accompanies her on her quest for the ultimate answer. Grace Lin, author of the beloved Year of the Dog and Year of the Rat returns with a wondrous story of adventure, faith, and friendship. A fantasy crossed with Chinese folklore, Where the Mountain Meets the Moon is a timeless story reminiscent of The Wizard of Oz and Kelly Barnhill's The Girl Who Drank the Moon. Her beautiful illustrations, printed in full-color, accompany the text throughout. Once again, she has created a charming, engaging book for young readers.

Sons of Fortune

Sons of Fortune
Author: Jeffrey Archer
Pages: 400
ISBN: 1429954183
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Release: 2003-01-08
Editor: St. Martin's Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING author Jeffrey Archer-returns with a powerful tale of twins separated by fate and reunited by destiny. In Hartford, Connecticut, in the late 1940s, a set of twins is parted at birth-not by accident. Nat Cartwright goes home with his parents, a schoolteacher and an insurance salesman, while his twin brother begins his days as Fletcher Davenport, son of a millionaire and his society wife. During the 1950s and 1960s, the two brothers grow up apart, following similar paths that take them in different directions. Nat leaves college at the University of Connecticut to serve in Vietnam, then finishes school, earns his MBA, and becomes a successful currency dealer. Fletcher, meanwhile, graduates from Yale University with a bachelor's and a law degree, going on to distinguish himself as a criminal defense lawyer. At various times in their lives, both men are confronted with challenges and obstacles, tragedy and betrayal, loss and hardship, before they both decide to run for governor, unaware they are brothers.... In the tradition of Jeffrey Archer's most popular books, Sons of Fortune is as much a chronicle of a nation in transition as it is the story of the making of these two men -and how they eventually discover the truth-and its tragic consequences.