Acknowledgments. Introduction. 1 The Season--1913. 2 The Isle of Peace. 3 Reversal of Fortune. 4 The New Newport. "The" Mrs. Astor. 5 Calculated Moves. Alva. 6 The Cottage Wars. Mamie. 7 Upstairs and Downstairs. Tessie. 8 Members Only. 9 Ladies First. Edith. 10 Fast Times. 11 A Very Good Year. Beatrice. 12 That Sinking Feeling. 13 The Binds That Tie. Eileen. 14 There Goes the Neighborhood. 15 Enemies and Eyesores. 16 Fire Sale. 17 Self Preservation. 18 All That Jazz. Jackie. 19 What a Swell Party This Is. 20 The Changing of the Guard. Minnie. 21 Anything Goes. Doris. 22 Tourist Attractions. 23 Who wants to Be a Millionaire? 24 Everything Old is New Again. 25 The Season--2008. Afterword. Bibliography. Photo Credits. Index.
Deborah Davis is the author of the acclaimed books Party of the Century: The Fabulous Story of Truman Capote and His Black and White Ball and Strapless: John Singer Sargent and the Fall of Madame X . She is a writer and film executive who has worked as a story editor and story analyst for several major film companies.
'...a witty and informative guide to this most extraordinary of summer colonies.' (Country Life, January 2010).