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Astors

Lucy Kavaler

Astors

an American legend.

by Lucy Kavaler

  • 170 Want to read
  • 16 Currently reading

Published by Dodd, Mead in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Astor family.

  • Classifications
    LC ClassificationsCS71.A85 1968
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 211 p.
    Number of Pages211
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5601658M
    LC Control Number68008283

      6. A library created by Astor’s will formed part of the New York Public Library system. When John Jacob Astor died in March his will contained . 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 hotels that.

    Another book by Marie Astor is Smitten At First Sight. This is definitely one of her romance novels as it follows a young girl graduating college named Maggie. She has been dating a man named Jeffrey for a long time and he proposes marriage. Maggie has her doubts about marrying a workaholic TV producer, but when she goes on a ski trip those. Astor family, wealthy American family whose fortune, rooted in the fur trade, came to be centred on real estate investments in New York City. John Jacob Astor (–) was the founder of the family fortune. His son, William Backhouse Astor (–), who inherited the major portion of the.

    Try the new Google Books. Check out the new look and enjoy easier access to your favorite features. Try it now. No thanks. American asked Astor Estate became become better bill British Broadway brother building Chanler Cliveden Company court daughter death Democratic died dollars East England English father Fifth Avenue five followed.   A concise and engaging look at the tiny doyenne of society Ms. Kiernan’s book is most valuable as a catalog of all the things that Mrs. Astor did for us. Hillary Frey - New York Observer An intimate and affectionate portrait of a woman who reinvented herself at age Brand: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.


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Astors by Lucy Kavaler Download PDF EPUB FB2

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The book is a biography of the Astor family, in particular William Waldorf Astor and John Jacob Astor IV, first cousins, and hated rivals/5.

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Roberta Brooke Astor (née Russell; Ma – Aug ) was an American philanthropist, socialite, and writer who was the chairwoman of the Vincent Astor Foundation, which had been established by her third husband, Vincent Astor, son of John Jacob Astor IV and great-great grandson of America's first multi-millionaire, John Jacob en: Anthony Dryden Marshall.

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Her father is unemployed and her grandmother is an alcoholic. This book is a well researched and written effort with elements of several excellent books on this subject including " Top Drawer - American High Society from the Glided Age thru the Roaring Twenties" by Mary Cable, "Gilded City - Scandal and Sensation in Turn of the Century New York" by and [espiscally} "The Upper Crust - An Reviews: Which brings us to Mary Astor.

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