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Reflections in a silver spoon: a memoir (edition 1992)

by Paul Mellon (Author), John Baskett (Author)

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Title:Reflections in a silver spoon: a memoir
Authors:Paul Mellon (Author)
Other authors:John Baskett (Author)
Info:William Morrow & Company (1992)
Collections:HKJC Racing Books - Andrew Li's Collection, Your library

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Reflections in a Silver Spoon: A Memoir by Paul Mellon



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  HKJCRacingSportsLib | Feb 21, 2017 |
2846 Reflections in a Silver Spoon: A Memoir by Paul Mellon with John Baskett (read 2 Mar 1996) The author is the only son of Andrew Mellon, and is of course the grandson of Thomas Mellon, whose extraordinary book, Thomas Mellon and His Times, I read on 28 Oct 1995 and the reading of which led me to read this book. This book is a memoir, Paul having been born on 11 June 1907. He tells the interesting story of his parents' marriage and divorce. His mother was to blame, but neither parent remarried and Andrew was generous to his ex-wife, and even proposed that they remarry! Paul led a useless rich boy's life, going to Choate, Yale and Cambridge. He graduated from Yale in 1929, having done a lot of drinking. His father was always austere, and Paul was always uncomfortable with him. Paul was in World War II, and his wife died shortly thereafter. He has considerable about his horse racing interests in the book, and that was super-boring. Appendix E of the book lists his Educational and Charitable Contributions. They total $611,466,000. He never had a moment's concern about money. ( )
  Schmerguls | Feb 9, 2008 |
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