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The Hiltons: the true story of an American dynasty

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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."

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subject_facet Audiobooks, 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, The Hiltons [sound recording] : the true story of an American dynasty / J. Randy Taraborrelli
title_short The Hiltons :
title_sub the true story of an American dynasty
topic_facet Audiobooks, Biography & Autobiography, Business, Businessmen, Celebrities, Family, Hilton, Conrad N, Hotelkeepers, Nonfiction, Performing Arts, Philanthropists