Astor : the rise and fall of an American fortune
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New York : HarperCollins Publishers, 2023.
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First edition.
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322 pages, 16 leaves of plates : genealogical table, illustrations ; 24 cm.
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Asbury - Adult Non-Fiction - New
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Published
New York : HarperCollins Publishers, 2023.
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First edition.
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English

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"The story of the Astors is an extraordinary but true tale of ambition, invention, destruction, and reinvention -- and of cunning, determination, hard work, hubris, infighting, and greed. One of the wealthiest men to have ever lived, John Jacob Astor built a fortune through a ruthless expansion of his beaver trapping business, which he grew into an empire through real estate that enriched him at the expense of Manhattan's poorest residents. In later generations, Astors ruled Gilded Age New York society, and got into the hospitality business with the legendary Waldorf-Astoria hotel. Yet for all their unimaginable success, the Astors also endured crushing tragedy and reversals of fortune. John Jacob Astor IV perished in the Titanic disaster, its most famous victim. His cousin William Waldorf Astor renounced the United States. Rifts would split siblings and pit cousins against one another, legal battles would create irreparable divides, and mansions would be built and razed, or fall into disrepair. In this unconventional, page-turning historical biography, Anderson Cooper and Katherine Howe chronicle the lives of the Astors and offer a window onto the making of America itself" --,Back cover.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Cooper, A., & Howe, K. (2023). Astor: the rise and fall of an American fortune (First edition.). HarperCollins Publishers.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Cooper, Anderson and Katherine Howe. 2023. Astor: The Rise and Fall of an American Fortune. HarperCollins Publishers.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Cooper, Anderson and Katherine Howe. Astor: The Rise and Fall of an American Fortune HarperCollins Publishers, 2023.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Cooper, Anderson,, and Katherine Howe. Astor: The Rise and Fall of an American Fortune First edition., HarperCollins Publishers, 2023.

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