• The Living Room in the Vanderbilt Mansion

    Vanderbilt Mansion

    National Historic Site New York

Suggested Reading

For Teachers: General Reading

ABC of Men's Fashion by Hardy Amies (Abrams, 2007). ISBN 13: 978-0-8109-9460-7

American Wilderness: The Story of the Hudson River School of Painting by Barbara Millhouse (Black Dome Press, 2007) ISBN-13: 9781883789572

A Very Different Age: Americans of the Progressive Era by Steven J. Diner (Hill and Wang, 1998). ISBN: 0-8090-1611-7

Fortune's Children: The Fall of the House of Vanderbilt by Arthur T. Vanderbilt II (Harper Collins, 1989). ISBN: 978-0-688-10386-6

Historic House of the Hudson River Valley by Gregory Long (Skira Rizzoli, 2004). ISBN-13: 9780847826568

The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt by T.J. Stiles (Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group Vintage, 2009). ISBN: 0375415424

The Gilded Age by Mark Twain and Charles Dudley Warner (Quill Pen Classics, 2008). ISBN-13: 9780307432261, ISBN–10: 0307432262

The Hudson: An Illustrated Guide to the Living River by Steve P. Stanne, Brian E. Froest, Roger G. Panetta (Hudson Sloop Clearwater, Inc., 2007). ISBN-13: 978-0-8135-3972-0

The Hudson River School: Nature and the American Vision by New-York Historical Society & Linda S. Ferber (Skira Rizzoli,2009). ISBN: 0847832643, ISBN-13: 9780847832644

The Incorporation of America: Culture and Society in the Gilded Age by Alan Trachtenberg (Hill and Wang, 1982). ISBN: 0-8090-0145-4

The Modern Gentleman: A Guide to Essential Manners, Savvy & Vice by Phineas Mollod and Jason Tesauro (Ten Speed Press, 2002). ISBN: 978-1-60774-006-3

The Search for Order 1877-1920 by Robert H. Wiebe (Hill and Wang, 1967). ISBN: 0-8090-0104-7

The Vanderbilt's by Jerry E. Patterson (Abrams, 1989). ISBN13: 9780688103866

The Vanderbilt Women: Dynasty of Wealth, Glamour, and Tragedy by Clarice Stasz (St. Martin's Press, 1991). ISBN 0312064861

To Marry an English Lord by Gail MacColl and Carol McD. Wallace (Workman Publishing, 1989). ISBN: 0-89480-939-3

Gardening

Frederick Law Olmstead: Designing the American Landscape (Universe Architecture Series) by Charles Beveridge (John Hopkins University press, 1970). ISBN: 0-7893-0228-4

Landscape Gardens on the Hudson, a History: The Romantic Age, The Great Estates & the Birth of American Landscape Architecture by Robert M. Toole (Black Dome Press, 2010). ISBN: 978-1-883789-68-8

The Golden Age of American Gardens: Proud Owners* Private Estates* 1890-1940 by Mac Griswold (Harry N. Abrams 1991). ISBN: 978-0-8109-3358-3

For Young Readers

How to Behave and Why by Munro Leaf (Universe Publishing, 2002) ISBN-13:978-0-7893-0684-5

Tiffany's Table Manners for Teenagers by Walter Hoving (Random House, 1989). ISBN: 978-0-394-82877-0

Gardening

Garbage Helps Our Garden Grow: A Compost Story by Linda Glaser and Shelley Rotner (Millbrook Press, 2010). ISBN: 978-0-7613-4911-2

How Groundhog's Garden Grew by Lynne Cherry (Blue Sky Press, 2003). ISBN: 0439323711

Jack's Garden by Henry Cole (Harper Collins, 1997). ISBN: 068815283X

The Gardener by Sarah Stewart and David Small (Farrar Straus Giroux, 2000). ISBN 0-374-32517-0



Did You Know?

Inside the Vanderbilt Powerhouse

The Vanderbilt Mansion was the first home in the Town of Hyde Park to have electricity. They had their own hydroelectric power plant built on the property.