Anderson Cooper, author of Vanderbilt: The Rise and Fall of an American Dynasty, will speak about his book in this virtual event on Zoom, on Friday, September 24th at 4:00pm MT. Tickets + a copy of Vanderbilt are available for $30.00-$40.00. He will be in conversation with Katherine Howe for this special event. The Zoom link will be emailed to you prior to the event. Tickets are available on Eventbrite HERE or by clicking the button below.
About the Book:
When eleven-year-old Cornelius Vanderbilt began to work on his father’s small boat ferrying supplies in New York Harbor at the beginning of the nineteenth century, no one could have imagined that one day he would, through ruthlessness, cunning, and a pathological desire for money, build two empires—one in shipping and another in railroads—that would make him the richest man in America. His staggering fortune was fought over by his heirs after his death in 1877, sowing familial discord that would never fully heal. By 2018, when the last Vanderbilt was forced out of The Breakers—the seventy-room summer estate in Newport, Rhode Island, that Cornelius’s grandson and namesake had built—the family would have been unrecognizable to the tycoon who started it all.
Now, the Commodore’s great-great-great-grandson Anderson Cooper, joins with historian Katherine Howe to explore the story of his legendary family and their outsized influence. Cooper and Howe breathe life into the ancestors who built the family’s empire, basked in the Commodore’s wealth, hosted lavish galas, and became synonymous with unfettered American capitalism and high society. Written with a unique insider’s viewpoint, this is a rollicking, quintessentially American history as remarkable as the family it so vividly captures.
IMPORTANT TICKETING AND EVENT INFORMATION
*Tickets include a copy of Vanderbilt.
*IN-STORE BOOK PICKUP with EVENT ACCESS -- $30.00 (plus tax and a small processing fee) for the Zoom link, and a copy of the book. Books will be available for in-store pickup at Boulder Book Store starting on September 21st. You will be emailed separately when your book is ready for pickup.
*STANDARD BOOK SHIPPING with EVENT ACCESS -- $35.00 (plus a small processing fee) for the Zoom link, and a copy of the book. Books will be shipped beginning on September 21st. US shipping ONLY.
*PRIORITY BOOK SHIPPING with EVENT ACCESS -- $40.00 (plus a small processing fee) for the Zoom link, and a copy of the book. Books will be shipped beginning on September 21st. US shipping ONLY.
* The virtual event begins at 3:00pm PT / 4:00 pm MT / 6:00pm ET and will last about one hour. If you have issues during the event, please email your questions to BBSVirtualEvents@gmail.com.