Long Island's Prominent Families in the Town of East Hampton

Author: Judith and Raymond Spinzia

ISBN 978-1-951985-62-2 (softcover)

778 pages

Like its Southampton counterpart, East Hampton has had a considerable evolution with the influx of entertainment celebrities and high-powered tech executives. Once a bucolic, New England-style fishing community, a refuge of artists, East Hampton traditional East End architecture now sits side by side with contemporary and modern structures-a microcosm of American social change.

This book is the sixth volume in the Long Island Prominent Families series. It follows the same modified "Who's Who" biographical format with extensive appendices as previous works in the series. Documented are 909 families and their residences. Included is cross-referencing to family members in all other volumes.

Judith and Raymond Spinzia are former Long Island residents, now residing in central Pennsylvania. Their first book, "Long Island: A Guide to New York's Suffolk and Nassau Counties" (New York: Hippocrene Books, 1988; 1991 revised; 2009 revised), is a standard reference book which has been used as a textbook for teaching Long Island history and can be found in almost all public libraries and schools on Long Island. The Spinzias write and speak, jointly and separately, on a variety of Long Island-related subjects including the North and South Shore estates, Tiffany stained-glass windows, and the Vanderbilts of Long Island. On several occasions their lectures were chosen by the former radio station of The New York Times, WQXR, as the cultural event of the day in the New York Metropolitan area. Additionally, they have been featured on local television and radio programs and in articles published by The New York Times, Newsday, and other regional newspapers.

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