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When the Astors Owned New York Blue Bloods and Grand Hotels in a Gilded Age by Justin Kaplan

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Published by Plume .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • U.S. History - Late 19th Century (1877-1900),
  • History,
  • History - U.S.,
  • History: American,
  • United States - 19th Century/Gilded Age,
  • United States - State & Local - Middle Atlantic,
  • History / General,
  • Economic History,
  • United States - 19th Century,
  • United States - 20th Century

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages208
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9361545M
ISBN 100452288584
ISBN 109780452288584

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  In this marvelous anecdotal history, Justin Kaplan––Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer of Mark Twain––vividly brings to life a glittering, bygone d with the largest private fortunes of their day, cousins John Jacob Astor IV and William Waldorf Astor vied for primacy in New York society, producing the grandest hotels ever seen in a marriage of 3/5(13). Download When The Astors Owned New York in PDF and EPUB Formats for free. When The Astors Owned New York Book also available for Read . National Book Award–winning biographer Kaplan (Walt Whitman, , etc.) tells a tale of two cousins, William Waldorf Astor and John Jacob Astor -grandsons of America’s first millionaire, and prototypical scions of America’s Gilded Age, the two men left enduring marks on their native New York City’s architecture, high society and especially on the business of luxury . At the age of 51, Brooke Astor wedded the notoriously ill-tempered Vincent Astor, who died in In a highly publicized courtroom battle, she fought off an attempt to break Vincent’s will, which left $67 million to the Vincent Astor Foundation. As the foundation’s president, Mrs. Astor would use this legacy to benefit New York City.

When the Astors Owned New York.: Justin Kaplan. Viking, - Business & Economics - pages. 13 Reviews. This newest book by Pulitzer Prize winner Justin Kaplan is a sparkling combination of 3/5(13). When the Astors Owned New York. Blue Bloods and Grand Hotels in a Gilded Age. Justin Kaplan.   Buy When the Astors Owned New York: Blue Bloods and Grand Hotels in a Gilded Age Reprint by Kaplan, Justin (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(). When the Astors Owned New York Book Summary: In this marvelous anecdotal history, Justin Kaplan––Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer of Mark Twain––vividly brings to life a glittering, bygone age. Endowed with the largest private fortunes of their day, cousins John Jacob Astor IV and William Waldorf Astor vied for primacy in New York society, producing the grandest .