Pittsfield: Gem City in the Gilded Age

Pittsfield: Gem City in the Gilded Age

by Carole Owens

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Overview


Carole Owens, author of the sumptuous Berkshire Cottages, presents a new work on the glories of Pittsfield, the New England village that became the "Gem City" of the Gilded Age.
The aristocratic lifestyles of John D. Rockefeller, William Stanley and fellow captains of industry demanded equally glamorous houses: all are here, along with stories of a star-studded society era that included Edwin Hake Lincoln, Herman Melville and Wild Bill Hickok. Author Carole Owens brings Pittsfield's lavish estates out from the shadow of its neighbors Lenox and Stockbridge, and chronicles the city during one of the most decadent periods in history.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781596294080
Publisher: History Press, The
Publication date: 12/07/2007
Pages: 117
Product dimensions: 8.70(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author


Author and lecturer Dr. Carole Owens has been named Scholar in Residence by the Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities and Museum Scholar at the Berkshire Historical Society. She has written eight books, including The Berkshire Cottages (1984) and The Lost Days of Agatha Christie (1996), has been a contributor to a number of periodicals such as the Boston Globe and Ladies Home Journal and a columnist for the Berkshire Eagle. She has been a talking head and consultant for television programs on A&E, PBS, the Travel Channel, the History Channel, Fox News and cable access and local news. In addition, she has lectured at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the Smithsonian, as well as over six hundred talks at historical societies, universities and libraries.

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