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John Jacob Astor : America's First Multimillionaire.

Author: Axel Madsen
Publisher: New York : Wiley, 2002.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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On The Deal Maker: How William C. Durant Made General Motors: ""A well-written biography.""--New York Times On Stanwyck: The Life and Times of Barbara Stanwyck: ""Madsen's admirably researched, insightful portrait of her aloof nature ... reveals she was always torn between her wish to give of herself and her need to be in control.""-Christian Science Monitor On Chanel: A Woman of Her Own: ""Fascinating ... Takes the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Madsen, Axel.
John Jacob Astor : America's First Multimillionaire.
New York : Wiley, ©2002
Named Person: John Jacob Astor; John Jacob Astor
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Axel Madsen
ISBN: 9780471009351 0471009350
OCLC Number: 1058457787
Description: 1 online resource (321 pages)
Contents: John Jacob Astor --
Contents --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
1 The Hard Years --
2 Flutes and Miss Todd --
3 Into the Woods --
4 Politics --
5 Rounding Out the Century --
6 China Profits --
7 Realpolitik --
8 Punqua Wingchong --
9 Family --
10 The Good Ship Enterprise --
11 A Perfect Triangle --
12 Outbound --
13 The Hunt Journey --
14 No News --
15 Mr. Madison 's War --
16 "So Long as I Have a Dollar " --
17 John Jacob Astor & Son --
18 Paris --
19 This Land Is My Land --
20 Estimable Grand-Papa --
21 The Bigger Picture --
22 Writing about It --
23 A Third Fortune. 24 Richest Man in America --
25 Heirs and Graces --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index.

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On The Deal Maker: How William C. Durant Made General Motors: ""A well-written biography.""--New York Times On Stanwyck: The Life and Times of Barbara Stanwyck: ""Madsen's admirably researched, insightful portrait of her aloof nature ... reveals she was always torn between her wish to give of herself and her need to be in control.""-Christian Science Monitor On Chanel: A Woman of Her Own: ""Fascinating ... Takes the reader behind the coromandel veneers of Chanel's life.""-New York Times Book Review ""Carefully knits together the complex pa.

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Fur trader, slumlord, war profiteer, opium dealer, liquor salesman. That's the rap on the first of America's legendary business titans, John Jacob Astor. The biography, John Jacob Astor: America's Read more...

 
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