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Author Biddle, Flora Miller, author.

Title Embers of childhood : growing up a Whitney / Flora Miller Biddle.

Publication Info. New York : Arcade Publishing, [2019]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS San Rafael Branch Non-Fiction  New Shelf  92 BIDDLE,F    Available
1 copy being processed for PAS San Rafael Branch On Order.
Edition First Arcade edition.
Description 19 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
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Note "Originally published by Plumley Press under the title Embers."
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"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Biddle, Flora Miller.
Whitney family.
Whitney Museum of American Art.
Art patrons -- United States -- Biography.
Arts administrators -- United States -- Biography.
Added Title Embers
ISBN 9781948924009 (hardback) $24.99
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