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By Steven H. Gittelman,Emily Gittelman

At a tender age, Alfred Vanderbilt inherited a huge fortune of $40 million and regulate of the Vanderbilt railroading empire. without curiosity in enterprise concerns, the adolescence squandered his wealth on horses and girls on continents. not one of the Vanderbilts gave as a lot gasoline for gossip to the curious public as Alfred. by the point the extravagant playboy boarded the Lusitania on may perhaps 7, 1915, he was once the topic of various scandals, together with the suicide of 4 various ladies. yet because the send went down, he spent the final mins of his lifestyles rescuing ladies and youngsters and forgoing his personal existence. How is it that this wraith, this gluttonous, opulent early life, may endure a complete swap of personality in his previous couple of moments? Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt follows Alfred’s trip from philanderer to hero during this remarkable, never-before-told tale of the hero of the Lusitania.

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