"An exhaustively researched, well-written account . . . a blood-boiling expose [that] will make you angry and will make you sad."--"The Seattle Times"
"An evocative and rollicking read, part social history, part hothouse mystery, part "grand guignol.""--"The Daily Beast"
"A childlike, self-exiled eccentric, [Huguette Clark] is the sort of of subject susceptible to a biography of broad strokes, which makes "Empty Mansions, "the first full-length account of her life, impressive for its delicacy and depth."--"Town & Country"
"A spellbinding mystery."--"Booklist"
""Empty Mansions" is a dazzlement and a wonder. Bill Dedman and Paul Newell unravel a great character, Huguette Clark, a shy soul akin to Boo Radley in "To Kill a Mockingbird"--if Boo's father had been as rich as Rockefeller. This is an enchanting journey into the mysteries of the mind, a true-to-life exploration of strangeness and delight."--Pat Conroy, author of "The Death of Santini: The Story of a Father and His Son"
""Empty Mansions" is at once an engrossing portrait of a forgotten American heiress and a fascinating meditation on the crosswinds of extreme wealth. Hugely entertaining and well researched, "Empty Mansions" is a fabulous read."--Amanda Foreman, author of "A World on Fire"
"In "Empty Mansions, " a unique American character emerges from the shadows. Through deep research and evocative writing, Bill Dedman and Paul Clark Newell, Jr., have expertly captured the arc of history covered by the remarkable Clark family, while solving a deeply personal mystery of wealth and eccentricity."--Jon Meacham, author of "Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power"
"Who knew? Though virtually unknown today, W. A. Clark was one of the fifty richest Americans ever--copper baron, railroad builder, art collector, U.S. senator, and world-class scoundrel. Yet his daughter and heiress Huguette became a bizarre recluse. "Empty Mansions" reveals this mysterious fshow more