Presents the behind the scenes of the tragic collapse of one of America s leading journalistic families, the Binghams of Louisville, whose newspaper and television holdings were sold after bitter disputes erupted among the Bingham children...
|Title||:||House of Dreams: The Bingham Family of Louisville|
|Publisher||:||Random House 1st edition February 12, 1988|
|Number of Pages||:||16 pages|
|File Size||:||989 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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House of Dreams: The Bingham Family of Louisville Reviews
What happened to Mary Lilly Kenan,who was the third wife and widow of Henry Flagler, the Standard Oil multimillionaire who inherited most of his estate. Within a year of Flagler's death, the very rich widow married her old flame, Robert Bingham of Louisville, KY. Within the next year, Mary dies suddenly leaving Bingham part of her fortune. Questions arise over both her manner of death and her legacy to him. What did Judge Bingham do with that inheritance? Did Bingham's children from a former marriage and grandchildren inherit the ability to build on and maintain the communications empire he built or did they only inherit the money? Was this a case of the children and grandchildren suffering the iniquities of the father or just another case of third-generation meltdown? Why do stories that begin so well, end up so sad? Fascinating in-depth study. Well researched, endnotes, photographs, indexed.
Bought for my mother---she loves it!
The Binghams have always interested me and this book does a great job of telling their story. It is easy to read and well written.