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: en

Explanation of the Book:

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

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.

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 Secret Child

Fortune s Secret Child
Author: Shawna Delacorte
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781460311240
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Release: 2012-12-17
Editor: Harlequin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

On a sultry midnight eve, Dr. Shane Fortune came face-to-face with his past. For his "intruder" was the woman he'd once loved but foolishly let go. Now Cynthia McCree and her son were his reluctant houseguests. Her reasons for being under his roof were no secret. But Shane knew that Cynthia was harboring a secret. One that had to do with her son…who bore an uncanny resemblance to him!

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 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.

The Pregnant Heiress

The Pregnant Heiress
Author: Eileen Wilks
Pages: 192
ISBN: 1459204336
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Release: 2011-03-21
Editor: Silhouette
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Seven-months-pregnant Emma Michaels had come to Texas seeking a safe haven from her stalker. But she soon faced a greater danger from darkly handsome Flynn Sinclair-her round-the-clock bodyguard. Though duty-bound Flynn tried to ignore their smoldering attraction, pent-up desire soon gave way to passion. And when the present danger had passed, could Emma convince her fearless guardian to face his greatest challenge...and entrust his heart to her safekeeping?

Fortune s Rocks

Fortune s Rocks
Author: Anita Shreve
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780759522923
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Release: 2001-04-10
Editor: Little, Brown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This magnificent novel transports readers to the world of a prominent Boston family summering on the New Hampshire coast, and to the social orbit of a spirited young woman who falls into a passionate, illicit affair with an older man, with cataclysmic results. The Fortune Rock's Quartet collects four of Anita Shreve's most beloved novels-Fortune's Rocks, The Pilot's Wife, Sea Glass, and Body Surfing-for the first time. The novels highlight Shreve's ability to illuminate women's lives across different eras and share a delightful detail: they are all set in the same coastal New England home, one that has inspired Shreve for over a decade. Any house with age to it can tell a million stories about the families who have lived there, and Shreve has been quoted as saying, ''You could base an entire life's work on the people who come in and out of a house.'' Fortune's Rocks depicts a spirited young woman at the turn of the 20th century who falls into a passionate, illicit affair with an older man. In Sea Glass, a young couple's new marriage is rocked to the core by the 1929 stock market crash. The Pilot's Wife brings us to the present day, where Kathryn is unprepared her for the late-night knock that lets her know her husband has been killed in a plane crash. Sydney, the heroine of Body Surfing has already been once divorced and once widowed by the age of 29, and finds the fragile existence she has rebuilt for herself threatened when two brothers vie for her affections. "There's something addictive about Shreve's tales," according to USA Today, and this quality is on full display in the critically acclaimed novels of The Fortune Rock's Quartet. No one writes more compellingly than Anita Shreve about marriage, family, the depths of our strength and resolve, and the supreme courage that it takes to love.

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.

The Story of the Treasure Seekers

The Story of the Treasure Seekers
Author: Edith Nesbit
Pages: 296
ISBN: UOM:39015063540994
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Release: 1899
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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

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 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 Fool

Fortune s Fool
Author: Mercedes Lackey
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780369719867
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Release: 2021-11-15
Editor: MIRA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Welcome back to the Five Hundred Kingdoms, where the greatest fortune is the one you make… 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 discover secrets in the neighboring kingdom…and nothing interests her more than Sasha, the seventh son of the king of Belrus. She suspects he's far from the fool people think he is, but before she can find out what lies beneath his façade, she runs into trouble… Kidnapped and trapped in a Jinn’s castle, 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 to escape—along with her own clever mind and intrepid heart.… Previously Published. Read the Tale of Five Hundred Kingdoms Series by Mercedes Lackey: Book 1: The Fairy Godmother Book 2: One Good Knight Book 3: Fortune’s Fool Book 4: The Snow Queen Book 5: The Sleeping Beauty Book 6: Beauty and the Werewolf

Fortune s Folly

Fortune s Folly
Author: Deva Fagan
Pages: 272
ISBN: 1429992395
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Release: 2009-04-14
Editor: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Ever since her mother died and her father lost his shoemaking skills, Fortunata has survived by telling fake fortunes. But when she's tricked into telling a grand fortune for a prince, she is faced with the impossible task of fulfilling her wild prophecy—or her father will be put to death. Now Fortunata has to help Prince Leonato secure a magic sword, vanquish a wicked witch, discover a long-lost golden shoe, and rescue the princess who fits it. If only she hadn't fallen in love with the prince herself !

Baby of Fortune

Baby of Fortune
Author: Shirley Rogers
Pages: 192
ISBN: 1459204387
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Release: 2011-03-21
Editor: Silhouette
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Justin Bond knew all about forging steel ties, but human bonds were another matter-especially when it came to winning back his wife! And with Heather agreeing to accompany him to Texas to meet his Fortune relatives, he'd reluctantly sworn to be the perfect gentleman.... But when their platonic arrangement gave way to passion, Justin learned Heather's three-month-old secret. A baby had torn them apart, but now could baby Timmy keep them together?