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When the Astors owned New York : blue bloods and grand hotels in a Gilded Age

Author: Justin Kaplan
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2006.
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Traces the lives of cousins William Waldorf Astor and John Jacob Astor IV, rivals who pursued separate ambitions, built the original Waldorf-Astoria hotel, and influenced social behavior before John Jacob perished aboard the Titanic.
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Named Person: Astor family.; Astor (Familie)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Justin Kaplan
ISBN: 0670037699 9780670037698
OCLC Number: 62302614
Description: ix, 196 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Responsibility: Justin Kaplan.
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Traces the lives of cousins William Waldorf Astor and John Jacob Astor IV, rivals who pursued separate ambitions, built the original Waldorf-Astoria hotel, and influenced social behavior before John Jacob perished aboard the Titanic.

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