By Steven H. Gittelman,Emily Gittelman

At a tender age, Alfred Vanderbilt inherited an important fortune of $40 million and keep an eye on of the Vanderbilt railroading empire. without curiosity in enterprise issues, the formative years squandered his wealth on horses and ladies on continents. not one of the Vanderbilts gave as a lot gas for gossip to the curious public as Alfred. by the point the extravagant playboy boarded the Lusitania on could 7, 1915, he was once the topic of diverse scandals, together with the suicide of 4 varied ladies. yet because the send went down, he spent the final mins of his existence rescuing ladies and youngsters and forgoing his personal existence. How is it that this wraith, this gluttonous, opulent adolescence, may well endure a whole swap of personality in his previous few moments? Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt follows Alfred’s trip from philanderer to hero during this really good, never-before-told tale of the hero of the Lusitania.

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