The Hiltons: the true story of an American dynasty
From "New York Times" bestselling biographer J. Randy Taraborrelli comes an engrossing and revealing portrait of the Hilton dynasty.
"The Hiltons" is a fascinating, no-holds-barred account of the American industrial giant who built the world s greatest hotel empire and his always larger-than-life family.
Demanding and enigmatic, patriarch Conrad Hilton s visionary ideas and unyielding will established the model for the modern luxury hotel industry. But outside the boardroom, Conrad struggled with emotional detachment, failed marriages, and conflicted Catholicism.
Then there are the Hilton children: Playboy Nicky s tragic alcoholism and passionate but abusive relationship with Elizabeth Taylor was the stuff of tabloid legend. Serious Barron, on the other hand, deftly handled his father s legacy, carrying the Hilton brand triumphantly into the new millennium. Eric, raised apart from his older brothers, accepted his supporting role in the Hilton dynasty with calm and quiet a stark contrast to the boys much younger half-sister Francesca, whose battle for recognition led her into courtrooms and conflict.
The cast of supporting players includes the inimitable Zsa Zsa Gabor, who was married to Conrad briefly but remained a thorn in his side for decades; a young Donald Trump; and a host of other Hollywood and business luminaries with whom the Hiltons crossed paths and swords over the years.
"The Hiltons" is a sweeping saga of the success and excess of an iconic and only-in-America family dynasty."
Businessmen -- United States -- Biography
Celebrities -- United States -- Biography
Hilton, Conrad N
Hilton, Conrad N. -- (Conrad Nicholson), -- 1887-1979
Hilton, Conrad N. -- (Conrad Nicholson), -- 1887-1979 -- Family
Hotelkeepers -- United States -- Biography
Philanthropists -- United States -- Biography
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|display_description||The story of the family that established the model for the modern luxury hotel industry sheds new light on its enigmatic patriarch Conrad Hilton--who struggled with emotional detachment, failed marriages, and conflicted Catholicism--and his children.|
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|record_details||ils:CARL0000431767|Book|Books|First edition.|English|Grand Central Publishing,|2014.|xii, 541 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, genealogical tables ; 24 cm., overdrive:5c726c4e-da41-4486-8cd8-6fe9cf5f4656|eBook|eBook||English|Grand Central Publishing|2014||
|subject_facet||Businessmen -- United States -- Biography, Celebrities -- United States -- Biography, Hilton, Conrad N. -- (Conrad Nicholson), -- 1887-1979, Hilton, Conrad N. -- (Conrad Nicholson), -- 1887-1979 -- Family, Hotelkeepers -- United States -- Biography, Philanthropists -- United States -- Biography|
|title_display||The Hiltons : the true story of an American dynasty|
|title_full||The Hiltons : the true story of an American dynasty / by J. Randy Taraborrelli, The Hiltons The True Story of an American Dynasty|
|title_short||The Hiltons :|
|title_sub||the true story of an American dynasty|
|topic_facet||Biography & Autobiography, Business, Businessmen, Celebrities, Family, Hilton, Conrad N, Hotelkeepers, Nonfiction, Performing Arts, Philanthropists|