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The Waldorf Astoria: Americas Gilded Dream Ward Morehouse III

The Waldorf Astoria: Americas Gilded Dream

Ward Morehouse III

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ISBN : 9780871316639
Hardcover
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This is a celebrity biography about a great hotel -- in fact, for millions of people across the land and countless more around the world, it is Americas most famous hotel. Now approaching its seventy-fifth anniversary in 2006 on its Park Avenue site, The Waldorf-Astoria has been home to kings, magnates, presidents and many of the greatest cultural talents of the Twentieth Century. General Douglas MacArthur chose to retire in the Waldorf Towers- Cole Porter lived in suite 33A for many years, which Frank Sinatra paid one million dollars a year to live in after Porter died. The grand cities of the world have their grand hotels, the bed-and-breakfasts for the mighty and the moneyed. Ward Morehouse III explores one of New York Citys grandest in The Waldorf-Asrtoria: Americas Gilded Dream ... Morehouse writes of pleasures and scandals, of the hard facts of running a hotel and of its romance. The hotel comes off well in the hands of its appreciative Boswell and one will find The Waldorf-Astoria to be a pleasant buffet. - The New York Times, Sunday Book Review Section