In this memoir, Ruth Lord, the younger daughter of Henry Francis du Pont, engagingly describes the development of her father from a shy, lonely child, a seemingly hopeless student who had bad times at school, to a man who went on to achieve singular distinction in three disparate fields: as art connoisseur, horticulturist, and eminent cattle breeder. Based on her personal experience, and on extraordinary family archives, the author provides a behind-the-scenes view of the legendary lifestyle of the du Pont family.
• A look inside the life of H.F. du Pont's life
• Hardcover, 300 pages; 56 black & white illustrations. Hardcover, 318 pages; 56 black and white illustrations