When the Astors Owned New York

When the Astors Owned New York

Blue Bloods and Grand Hotels in A Gilded Age

eBook - 2006
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In this marvelous anecdotal history, Justin Kaplanђ́أђ́أPulitzer Prize-winning biographer of Mark Twainђ́أђ́أvividly 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 hotels ever seen in a marriage of ostentation and efficiency that transformed American social behavior.Kaplan exposes it all in exquisite detail, taking readers from the 1890s to the Roaring Twenties in a combination of biography, history, architectural appreciation, and pure reading pleasure
Publisher: 2006
ISBN: 9781101218815
Branch Call Number: E-Book
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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