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The Clarks of Cooperstown by Nicholas Fox Weber
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The Clarks of Cooperstown by Nicholas Fox Weber
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Mar 12, 2009 | ISBN 9780307494528

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“Mesmerizing. An engrossing adventure into American cultural history. Truly a wonderful achievement.”
–Francine du Plessix Gray

“[A] fine new study . . . an unusually rewarding family portrait. Weber is to be congratulated for telling this story with admirable restraint, and looking upon his subjects with kindness and sympathy, and without succumbing to melodrama.”
–Michael Lewis, The New York Sun

“Extraordinarily well researched.”
–Alex Beam, The Boston Globe

“The absorbing and remarkable chronicle of the talented family that owned the Singer Sewing Mahine company, from the business genius who developed it, to his wealthy son and heir who managed to reconcile a life of respectable domesticity at home with one of aesthetic homosexuality abroad, and ending with the two brilliant grandsons, always at bitter odds with each other, whose great art collections have enriched our culture.”
–Louis S. Auchincloss

“Weber portrays the Clarks with splendid animation and a deep understanding of the passion for art. Weber’s exquisitely sensitive yet hugely entertaining group portrait of the Clarks is a potent tale of family and wealth, anguish and the solace of art.”
–Donna Seaman, Booklist (starred review)

“Weber’s delightfully written study includes much insightful psychological speculation about these larger-than-life men.”
Publisher’s Weekly

“An illuminating double biography of philanthropist art collectors Sterling and Stephen Clark. Weber’s insights into the Clarks’ complex personalities are supplemented by his knowledgeable analyses of the art they collected, including such individual paintings as Van Gogh’s The Night Café, Cezanne’s The Card Players, Bonnard’s The Breakfast Room and Seurat’s Circus Sideshow. Genuinely rewarding and thoroughly enjoyable.”
Kirkus (starred review)

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