PRLog (Press Release)
- Sep. 4, 2013 - LITCHFIELD, Conn. --
From Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Bill Dedman and Huguette Clark’s cousin, Paul Clark Newell, Jr., comes the definitive account of over-the-top wealth, modern day drama, and the rich history of one of America’s wealthiest families from the Gilded Age. Empty Mansions
is filled with surprising conclusions and never-before-
seen photographs tells the haunting life story of American heiress Huguette Clark. Her story is a fairy tale told in reverse: a bright and talented daughter, born into a life of wealth and privilege who in time locks herself away from the outside world. Filled with never-before-
seen photos and surprising conclusions, Empty Mansions
is the fascinating story of an eccentric of the highest order. With the trial of Huguette’s $300 million copper-mining fortune scheduled to start in September, Huguette’s story remains relevant, powerful and poignant.
Bill Dedman introduced the public to heiress Huguette Clark and her empty mansions through his compelling series of narratives for NBC, which became the most popular feature in the history of the news website, topping 110 million page views. In 1989 he received the Pulitzer Prize in investigative reporting while writing for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
. He has also written for The New York Times
, The Washingon Post
, and The Boston Globe
. His website is emptymansionsbook.com.
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