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Astor orphan : a memoir

Author: Alexandra Aldrich
Publisher: New York : Ecco, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Aldrich, a direct descendant of John Jacob Astor, tells the story of her eccentric, fractured family; her 1980s childhood of bohemian neglect in the squalid attic of Rokeby, the family's Hudson Valley Mansion; and her brave escape from the clan.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Aldrich, Alexandra.
Astor orphan.
New York : Ecco, 2013
(OCoLC)830421896
Named Person: Alexandra Aldrich; Alexandra Aldrich; Astor family.; Aldridge family.; Alexandra Aldrich; Aldridge family.; Astor family.
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alexandra Aldrich
ISBN: 9780062207968 0062207962
OCLC Number: 837660660
Description: 1 online resource (pages) : illustrations
Contents: Rokeby dreams. The legacy ; Guards of order ; The mentor ; Venison stew ; The Conference ; A meticulous record --
Elements of disorder. Sunday mornings ; The outlaw ; Past perfect --
Artists and drifters. The irregulars ; A seed is planted --
All in a summer's plunder. A parallel universe ; An imported order ; Repossessed ; Indisputable ; Animal wars ; A manly endeavor ; Like proper aristocrats --
Other exiles. Home and away ; Migrations ; Practically orphans ; Into the mouth of Hell ; A dream fulfilled --
In search of self. Blending in ; Interviewed ; The elusive edge.
Responsibility: Alexandra Aldrich.

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Aldrich, a direct descendant of John Jacob Astor, tells the story of her eccentric, fractured family; her 1980s childhood of bohemian neglect in the squalid attic of Rokeby, the family's Hudson Valley Mansion; and her brave escape from the clan.

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