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This is the story of the richest, most extravagant apartment building in New York and almost every one of the people who hgas lived there since it was built just after the stock market crash of 1929. The builder was Jackie Kennedy Onassis' grandfather, James T. Lee, and he lived there, and gave Jackie's not do well father, Black Jack Bouvier a free apartment, where Jackie grew up and once saved her sister Lee Radziwill from killing herself when she tried out a window during one of their parents constant fights over Black Jack's catting around.   Over the years some of the richest people in the world lived there and the mega-story here is the development of wealthy society in New York through the years as Mayflower families sold their apartments to bankers and industrial tycoons, who gave way to Greek shipowners, conglomerateurs, greenmailers, private equity people.
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Kind Of History

Time of history:    -   20th century Nationality?    -   American--Northeast Economic History?    -   Yes Industry    -   Big Business

Subjects of this Historical Account

Religion? (if plays a major part)    -   Jews! Ethnicity (if plays a major part)    -   European/White Is the portrayal sympathetic?    -   Neutral From a certain profession/group?    -   Nobility/Royalty Intelligence of subject of history:    -   Smart


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast Big City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York If applicable, liberal/conservative?    -   Historian is very moderate

Writing Style

How much gore?    -   2 () How fast-paced is the book?    -   5 () Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths How much focus on stories of individuals?    -   Focuses on brief history of a lot of players How much romance?    -   8 () Is book humorous?    -   Yes If humorous, kind of humor    -   eccentric personalities    -   Dry-cynical Minor characters feature lots of:    -   businessmen Is this a kid's book?    -   Ages 16-Adult Pictures/Illustrations?    -   A handful Maps necessary?    -   Maps not in sufficient detail Length of book    -   450 pages+ How much emphasis on small details?    -   8 ()

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