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The Resource Embers of childhood : growing up a Whitney, Flora Miller Biddle

Embers of childhood : growing up a Whitney, Flora Miller Biddle

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Embers of childhood : growing up a Whitney
Title
Embers of childhood
Title remainder
growing up a Whitney
Statement of responsibility
Flora Miller Biddle
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A Look into the Privileged World of the American Aristocracy of the Early Twentieth Century Flora Miller Biddle was born a blue-blood. The granddaughter of the Whitney museum founder, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, her childhood played out in a sort of Wharton landscape as she was shielded from the woes of the world. But money itself is not the source of happiness. Glimpses into the elegance of a Vanderbilt ball thrown by her great-grandparents and the yearly production of traveling from her childhood home on Long Island to their summer home in Aiken, South Carolina, are measured against memoires of strict governesses with stricter rules in a childhood separate from her parents, despite being in the same house, and the ever-present pressure to measure up in her studies and lessons. As Flora steps back in time to trace the origins of her family's fortune and where it stands today, she takes a discerning look at how wealth and excess shaped her life, for better and for worse. In this wonderfully evocative memoir, Flora Miller Biddle examines, critiques, and pays homage to the people and places of her childhood that shaped her life"--
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Biography type
autobiography
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Biddle, Flora Miller
Dewey number
  • 973.91092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • genealogical tables
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Biddle, Flora Miller
  • Whitney family
  • Whitney Museum of American Art
  • Art patrons
  • Arts administrators
Label
Embers of childhood : growing up a Whitney, Flora Miller Biddle
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Copyright
Note
"Originally published by Plumley Press under the title Embers."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1080556133
Dimensions
cm
Edition
First Arcade edition.
Extent
312 pages
Isbn
9781948924009
Lccn
2018059764
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), genealogical tables
System control number
(OCoLC)1080556133
Label
Embers of childhood : growing up a Whitney, Flora Miller Biddle
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published by Plumley Press under the title Embers."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1080556133
Dimensions
cm
Edition
First Arcade edition.
Extent
312 pages
Isbn
9781948924009
Lccn
2018059764
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), genealogical tables
System control number
(OCoLC)1080556133

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