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Philistines at the Hedgerow: Passion and Property in the Hamptons By Steven Gaines

Philistines at the Hedgerow: Passion and Property in the Hamptons
by Steven Gaines

In a mesmerizing story of money, celebrity, shady dealings, and high society, Gaines examines the exclusive enclave known as the Hamptons through the livesof its outrageously wealthy homeowners and renters. of photos.

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Steven Gaines is a bestselling storyteller with a special gift for capturing social nuance, colorful detail, and quirks of character. Just a few examples: -- A well-to-do former ballet dancer arrested for stealing his neighbors' furniture -- and showered with thank-you notes from his victims, who admired his skills at refinishing-- The aunt and cousin of a First Lady, who for many years inhabited a Gothic mansion with twenty-eight cats (and no litter box)-- A locally prominent family who played host to Captain Kidd in 1699 and still have the buried treasure to prove it-- The Oscar-winning actress whose tearful performance before a local zoning board failed to secure her a permit to build a swimming pool-- A self-made man of outsized appetites who realized his ambition of becoming the most powerful real estate agent in the Hamptons -- and died choking on a piece of steak-- The world-renowned painter who, at a black-tie dinner party, attacked his host's piano with an ice pick-- As well as many of today's Hollywood, Wall Street, and fashion- and art-world potentates -- all vying for a slice of land still inhabited by families that have farmed and fished the region for generations.

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GOR001602565
Philistines at the Hedgerow: Passion and Property in the Hamptons
Steven Gaines
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Little, Brown & Company
1998-06-30
320
0316309419
9780316309417
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