Lots of historical data presented. A very interested look into the life of someone who became reclusive in later life. Exposes the greed of the hospital who provided the 'patient' with a home until she died. Tedious to read at times, yet such a fascinating story that it was hard to set the book down.
This story of the life of Hugette Clark, one of the richest heiresses in AM. history, is a sad tale of the ultimate "little rich girl". More readable than other histories of the Clarks, this book illuminates a family of whom many Americans have no knowledge. From a coveted & protected early life to an aged recluse, Hugette Clark's life is a story where the truth is stranger than fiction. The details of the success of her self-made father, are remarkable alone. The reader will likely learn pieces of American history such how Clark County, NV got its name. I highly recommend this book for any history lover.
I learned a lot about the 1930s and the robber barons. Her story of growing up was very compelling. But once she went into the hospital and the relatives started positioning themselves for their inheritance I lost interest. This isn’t my usual genre so maybe I’m jaded about the lack of integrity and the motivations of these conniving relatives and hangers-on.
A different perspective on Huguette Clark from Empty Mansions. A great read. Reading them both gives a bigger picture of her character and her life. Highly recommend if you are interested in the subject.
Enjoyed the story of Huguette Clark's life and the history included in the book. Miss Clark who came to be known as Mrs. Clark lived to be 105 years old. She learned very early in her life to be suspicious of everyone around her. She trusted very few people and became a recluse very early in life. That old saying "money can't buy happiness" was born out in this ladies life.