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Birmingham, Stephen

Overview
Works: 100 works in 579 publications in 9 languages and 29,315 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Fiction  Domestic fiction  History  Biographies  Genealogy  Suspense fiction  Detective and mystery fiction 
Roles: Author, Interviewee
Classifications: PS3552.I7555, B
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"Our crowd" : the great Jewish families of New York by Stephen Birmingham( Book )

54 editions published between 1960 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 2,261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book documents the lives of prominent New York Jewish families of the 19th century. Historian Louis Auchincloss called it "A fascinating and absorbing chapter of New York social and financial history ..."
The LeBaron secret : a novel by Stephen Birmingham( Book )

29 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The saga of the rich and powerful LeBaron family and of hidden secrets which threaten to destroy it
The Auerbach will by Stephen Birmingham( Book )

37 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After three generations in a GermanJewish merchant family in New York, Essie Auerbach finds herself at the head of a huge family fortune and the custodian of interlocking family secrets
Shades of fortune : a novel by Stephen Birmingham( Book )

34 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mireille Myerson, head of a cosmetics empire, faces critical decisions in her personal and professional life
"The rest of us" : the rise of America's eastern European Jews by Stephen Birmingham( Book )

22 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in English and held by 1,490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the Eastern Eurpean Jews who, between 1882 and 1915, came to New York to escape czarist Russia
The grandees : America's Sephardic elite by Stephen Birmingham( Book )

27 editions published between 1971 and 2016 in English and Hebrew and held by 1,459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicle of prominent Sephardic Jewish families of America since arrival of early settlers from Spain and Portugal in the New World in 1654
Real lace : America's Irish rich by Stephen Birmingham( Book )

19 editions published between 1973 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"America's Irish Catholic rich have long enjoyed the designation of F.I.F. (First Irish Family) or "real Lace" as it delineates their place in the "Irishocracy," where such names as Cuddihy, Murray, Doheny, and McDonnell inspire respect and awe. Yet, in almost every case, their origins in this country were humble. Fleeing the Irish potato famine in the 1840s, they found themselves penniless in the slums of New York and Boston where they were regarded as "invaders" and a curse, humiliated by siogns that said "No Irish Need Apply," and forced to accept jobs too demeaning to be accepted by native and other immigrant populations. Nonetheless, they possessed one important advantage over other immigrants: they spoke the language. They were also, by nature and tradition, political. And they had ambition, courage, a fighting spirit, and - perhaps most important - Irish charm. Here ... we read of how the Irish elite emerged - frequently in less than a generation's time - out of poverty into positions of both social and business prominence."--Back cover
The late John Marquand; a biography by Stephen Birmingham( Book )

10 editions published between 1972 and 2016 in English and held by 1,334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Late John Marquand is an engrossing and well-studied literary biography of one of twentieth century America's finest writers of fiction, by the bestselling protege who took up his mantle
The right people; a portrait of the American social establishment by Stephen Birmingham( Book )

18 editions published between 1958 and 2016 in English and held by 1,266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An enlightening and entertaining inside look at the lifestyles of America's extremely wealthy from the bestselling author of "Our Crowd" It's no secret that the rich are different from the rest of us. But the rich, as author Stephen Birmingham so insightfully points out, are also different from the very rich. There's Society, and then there's Real Society, and it takes multiple generations for families of the former to become entrenched in the latter. Real Society is not about the money-or rather, it's not only about the money-it is about history, breeding, tradition, and most of all, the name. The Right People is an engrossing and illuminating journey through the customs and habits of the phenomenally wealthy, from the San Francisco elite to the upper crust of New York's Westchester County. It is a marvelously anecdotal, intimately detailed overview of the lives of the American aristocracy: where they gather and dine; their games and sports, clubs and parties, friendships and feuds; their mating, marriage, and divorce rituals-a potpourri of priceless true stories featuring the Astors, Goulds, Vanderbilts, Vanderlips, Dukes, Biddles, and other lofty names from the pages of the Social Register
America's secret aristocracy by Stephen Birmingham( Book )

8 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides an inside view of America's oldest and foremost families--their clubs, estates, schools, sports, marriages, financial empires, and their way of life
The grandes dames by Stephen Birmingham( Book )

9 editions published between 1982 and 2016 in English and held by 1,214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Astor. Rockefeller. McCormick. Belmont. All family names that still adorn buildings, streets and charity foundations. While the men blazed across America with their oil, industry, and railways, the matriarchs founded art museums, opera houses, and symphony houses that functioned almost as private clubs. These women ruled American society with a style and impact that make today's socialites seem pale reflections of their forbears. Linked by money, marriage, privilege, power and class, they formed a grand American matriarchy that dominated the social and cultural life of the nation between the 1870s and the Second World War
Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis by Stephen Birmingham( Book )

11 editions published between 1969 and 1979 in 3 languages and held by 1,137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carriage trade by Stephen Birmingham( Book )

13 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in English and Greek, Modern and held by 1,113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New York retailing tycoon Silas Tarkington's death brings out secrets about himself and his family
Duchess : the story of Wallis Warfield Windsor by Stephen Birmingham( Book )

13 editions published between 1981 and 1986 in English and held by 1,024 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life at the Dakota : New York's most unusual address by Stephen Birmingham( Book )

9 editions published between 1979 and 2016 in English and held by 1,008 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A riveting history of Manhattan's most eccentric and storied apartment building and the famous tenants who called it home When Singer sewing machine tycoon Edward Clark built a luxury apartment building on Manhattan's Upper West Side in the late 1800s, it was derisively dubbed "the Dakota" for being as far from the center of the downtown action as its namesake territory on the nation's western frontier. Despite its remote location, the quirky German Renaissance-style castle, with its intricate facade, peculiar interior design, and gargoyle guardians peering down on Central Park, was an immediate hit, particularly among the city's well-heeled intellectuals and artists. Over the next century it would become home to an eclectic cast of celebrity residents-including Boris Karloff, Lauren Bacall, Leonard Bernstein, singer Roberta Flack (the Dakota's first African-American resident), and John Lennon and Yoko Ono-who were charmed by its labyrinthine interior and secret passageways, its mysterious past, and its ghosts. Stephen Birmingham, author of the New York society classic "Our Crowd", has written an engrossing history of the first hundred years of one of the most storied residential addresses in Manhattan and the legendary lives lived within its walls
Certain people : America's black elite by Stephen Birmingham( Book )

8 editions published between 1977 and 2016 in English and held by 917 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author of "Our Crowd" takes readers inside the gossip-tinged world of the 1970s Black elite, one obsessed with history, standing and appearance
The wrong kind of money by Stephen Birmingham( Book )

12 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in English and held by 758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel on relations between Wasps and Jews in New York. The protagonists are members of an upper-class Jewish family, having difficulty being accepted by the Wasps because of the way they made their money. The founder was a Canadian Jew who made his fortune smuggling whisky during the Prohibition
California rich by Stephen Birmingham( Book )

5 editions published between 1980 and 2016 in English and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

California Rich is the entertaining and scandal-filled look inside the lives of the Golden State's moneyed elite
Those Harper women : a novel by Stephen Birmingham( Book )

22 editions published between 1964 and 2016 in English and German and held by 659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four generation story of a sugar dynasty on a Caribbean island, and the price the women of the family paid for the fortune they inherited
The Rothman scandal : a novel by Stephen Birmingham( Book )

10 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in English and held by 636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The Rothman Scandal, Stephen Birmingham employs his knowing wit and unerring eye for social detail to create his most compelling contemporary novel yet : the story of beautiful Alexandra Rothman, editor-in-chief of mode and the world's arbiter of chic, and the famous family with which she is joined. Intelligent and ambitious, Alexandra shook off her unhappy Kansas City childhood and, much to the Rothman's chagrin, met and married Steven. Over the years, Ho has become Alexandra's champion; but Herb Rothman, Steven's father, has remained her jealous enemy
 
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Alternative Names
Stephen Birmingham American cultural historian

Stephen Birmingham Amerikaans cultureel historicus (1932-2015)

Stephen Birmingham US-amerikanischer Kulturhistoriker und Schriftsteller

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Shades of fortune : a novel"The rest of us" : the rise of America's eastern European JewsThe grandees : America's Sephardic eliteCarriage tradeLife at the Dakota : New York's most unusual addressThe wrong kind of money