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The Night is Done, A Durant Family Saga

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The Night is Done, A Durant Family Saga

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The Night is Done, A Durant Family Saga
By Shiela Myers

It is 1931, the heirs to a bygone fortune, William West Durant and his sister Ella are in the last decade of their lives and contemplating their legacy. William returns to speak with current owner, copper magnate Harold Hochschild, who is writing a history of the region and wants to include a biography of William. Simultaneously, Ella is visiting with an old friend and former lover, Poultney Bigelow, journalist with Harpers Magazine, who talks her into telling her own story.
William recounts the height of his glory, after his father's death in 1885 when he takes control of the Adirondack railroad assets, travels the world in his yacht and dines with future kings. However, his fortune takes a turn during the Financial Panic of 1893 and amid accusations of adultry and cruelty.
Ella's tale begins when she returned from living abroad to launch a lawsuit against her brother for her fair share of the Durant inheritance. The court provides a stage for the siblings to tear each other's reputation apart: William for his devious business practices and failure to stewerd the Durant land holdings, and Ella for her unconventional lifestyle. Based on actual events, and historic figures, The Night is Done is a tale about the life and altering power of revenge, greed and passion.

ISBN: 9781548732394
260 pages, paperback

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Author Shiela Myers
The Night is Done, A Durant Family Saga
The Night is Done, A Durant Family Saga
By Shiela Myers

It is 1931, the heirs to a bygone fortune, William West Durant and his sister Ella are in the last decade of their lives and contemplating their legacy. William returns to speak with current owner, copper magnate Harold Hochschild, who is writing a history of the region and wants to include a biography of William. Simultaneously, Ella is visiting with an old friend and former lover, Poultney Bigelow, journalist with Harpers Magazine, who talks her into telling her own story.
William recounts the height of his glory, after his father's death in 1885 when he takes control of the Adirondack railroad assets, travels the world in his yacht and dines with future kings. However, his fortune takes a turn during the Financial Panic of 1893 and amid accusations of adultry and cruelty.
Ella's tale begins when she returned from living abroad to launch a lawsuit against her brother for her fair share of the Durant inheritance. The court provides a stage for the siblings to tear each other's reputation apart: William for his devious business practices and failure to stewerd the Durant land holdings, and Ella for her unconventional lifestyle. Based on actual events, and historic figures, The Night is Done is a tale about the life and altering power of revenge, greed and passion.

ISBN: 9781548732394
260 pages, paperback
$14.95
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