Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt: The Unlikely Hero of the Lusitania by Steven H. Gittelman,Emily Gittelman

By Steven H. Gittelman,Emily Gittelman

At a tender age, Alfred Vanderbilt inherited a major fortune of $40 million and keep watch over of the Vanderbilt railroading empire. with out curiosity in company issues, the early life squandered his wealth on horses and ladies on continents. not one of the Vanderbilts gave as a lot gasoline for gossip to the curious public as Alfred. by the point the extravagant playboy boarded the Lusitania on could 7, 1915, he was once the topic of various scandals, together with the suicide of 4 diversified girls. yet because the send went down, he spent the final mins of his lifestyles rescuing ladies and youngsters and forgoing his personal existence. How is it that this wraith, this gluttonous, opulent early life, might endure a whole switch of personality in his previous few moments? Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt follows Alfred’s trip from philanderer to hero during this wonderful, never-before-told tale of the hero of the Lusitania.

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