Consuelo and Alva Vanderbilt in the Gilded Age
Amanda Mackenzie Stuart
Consuelo and Alva Vanderbilt: The Story of a Mother and Daughter in the Gilded Age
New York: Harper Collins, 2005
The gripping saga of the rise of the Vanderbilts, at one time the richest family in America.
Despite the ruthless nature of social climbing in the Gilded Age, which included unwilling marriage into the ranks of impoverished English aristocracy, both ladies went on to fight for social justice and change, experiencing extraordinary lives.