The Hiltons

The Hiltons

The True Story of an American Dynasty

THE HILTONS is a sweeping saga of the success-and excess-of an iconic American 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 were his children: Playboy Nicky Hilton’s tragic alcoholism and marriage to Elizabeth Taylor was the stuff of tabloid legend. Barron Hilton, 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 and remained a thorn in his side for decades, and a host of other Hollywood and business luminaries with whom the Hiltons crossed paths and swords over the years.
Read More

Genre: Nonfiction / Biography & Autobiography / Entertainment & Performing Arts

On Sale: April 21st 2015

Price: $18

Page Count: 560

ISBN-13: 9781455516704

What's Inside

Read More Read Less

Praise

A USA Today "New and Noteworthy" Book

"Riveting...Hang out the Do Not Disturb sign for this addictive tale."—People
"...filled with enough strange and wonderful anecdotes, and tales of love, greed, and horrid excess to fill a stack full of Jackie Collins novels."—NY Journal of Books
"A vivid account of the family's rise to fortune."—New York Daily News
"Deliciously dishy"—Elle
"Taraborrelli has written the definitive biography of a family whose glory days may have passed but which simply refuses to recede into the background."—Kirkus