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The Last Castle: The Epic Story of Love, Loss, and American Royalty in the Nation's Largest Home

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The Last Castle: The Epic Story of Love, Loss, and American Royalty in the Nation's Largest Home

Orphaned at a young age, Edith Stuyvesant Dresser claimed lineage from one of New York’s best known families. She grew up in Newport and Paris, and her engagement and marriage to George Vanderbilt was one of the most watched events of Gilded Age society. But none of this prepared her to be mistress of Biltmore House --- the largest, grandest residence ever built in the United States. When fortunes shifted and changing times threatened her family, her home and her community, it was up to Edith to save Biltmore --- and secure the future of the region and her husband’s legacy.

The Last Castle: The Epic Story of Love, Loss, and American Royalty in the Nation's Largest Home
by Denise Kiernan

  • Publication Date: September 26, 2017
  • Genres: History, Nonfiction
  • Hardcover: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Touchstone
  • ISBN-10: 1476794049
  • ISBN-13: 9781476794044