Here Today... Gone To Hell! | Message Board


Guns N Roses
of all the message boards on the internet, this is one...

Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
October 02, 2022, 03:22:22 AM

Login with username, password and session length
Search:     Advanced search
1222012 Posts in 42975 Topics by 8850 Members
Latest Member: AppetiteForMeows
* Home Help Calendar Go to HTGTH Login Register
+  Here Today... Gone To Hell!
|-+  Off Topic
| |-+  The Jungle
| | |-+  books
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic. « previous next »
Pages: [1] Go Down Print
Author Topic: books  (Read 141 times)
cineater
Legend
*****

Karma: 0
Offline Offline

Posts: 4229


« on: August 02, 2022, 06:25:03 PM »

Take a little trip and never leave town.  I kind of try any book that comes my way.  I'm in a group where we pass books around so I never know what I'm getting.

Just discovered Nelson DeMille.  Old books, The Gold Coast and The Gate House.  Books about the mafia, guy in midlife crisis and totally changing his life he was bored with.  What's kind of cool is he gives a history of what happen with all those big money makers, their mansions and the wealth through the generations.  The funny thing is, you get to a few generations beyond the money makers, they think they are American nobility, looking down their nose at the types who made that money.  And they are pretty much worthless individuals, just living off the money, never trying to do anything real.

His books are kind of not getting your interest in the first few chapters so you skip and read the last chapter.  Then you have to read the whole book to find out how the story got there.  hihi
« Last Edit: August 02, 2022, 06:28:53 PM by cineater » Logged

but the train's got its brakes on
and the whistle is screaming: TERRAPIN
cineater
Legend
*****

Karma: 0
Offline Offline

Posts: 4229


« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2022, 09:40:00 PM »

I guess whoever put these books in rotation was into Long Island wealth.  I read another book by Anderson Cooper about the Vanderbilt's.  He's Gloria's son.  I'm assuming he's where the money ran out.  Said his mother spent one fortune, made another and spent that too.   hihi  I'm assuming from the not so nice things he said about that side of the family, he's a little pissy about the generations before spending all that money.   hihi

Anyway, more information about the mansions.  These were all built before income taxes and the stock market crash of 29.  They went over to Europe and took archeology pieces and put them in these houses.  It's not just the huge size of the places but they spent tons of money on the décor.  When the money starts to run out or they don't want to pay the property taxes some get donated and are preserved.  Some are just leveled, decor included, for development and some are just left sitting there to fall down.
Logged

but the train's got its brakes on
and the whistle is screaming: TERRAPIN
Pages: [1] Go Up Print 
« previous next »
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.9 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.037 seconds with 19 queries.