Phoebe's House (Book published June 27, 2016)

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Author  Carole MacRobert Steele
Publisher  Luminare Press, LLC
Publication Date   June 27, 2016
ISBN  1937303934
Pages  158

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Socialite Phoebe Apperson Hearst, famous in her own right, had her own grand estate built long before William, her publishing tycoon son, constructed Hearst Castle in San Simeon. This is the first book written about the home Phoebe affectionately named Hacienda del Pozo de Verona, located in the hills outside of Pleasanton, California. As little known myths and facts are revealed, you'll discover the colorful history, triumphs and tragedies of how this ranch evolved from rustic obscurity to stately magnificence. Contains over 138 rare photos and illustrations. • Learn why the property led three distinct existences in seventy-five years. • Learn what mysterious tragedy destroyed this local landmark in 1969. • Learn about the strange dynamics between Phoebe and her spoiled son William. • Learn what Phoebe had in common with a famous botanist, woman architect, mayor, and well-known football coach. • Learn why her Hacienda was considered more of a museum than a home.

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