Barbara Goldsmith is the bestselling author and historian of five award-winning books.  Ms. Goldsmith has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and was recently designated a “Living Landmark” by the New York Landmark Conservancy.

Grande Dame

Watching as Sotheby’s auctions off Mrs. Astor’s jewels, Barbara Goldsmith recalls her irreplaceable friend.

Casey Johnson's death was the latest chapter in the tragic saga of an American dynasty. Barbara Goldsmith, author of Johnson v. Johnson, on the family's struggles, including how, according to a relative, the heiress and her father hadn’t spoken in years.