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John Jacob Astor : America's first multimillionaire

Author: Axel Madsen
Publisher: New York : John Wiley & Sons, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
A riveting biography of John Jacob Astor, the first American multinational entrepreneur. At his death in 1848, John Jacob Astor was the richest man in the United States. Ruthless, tight fisted but with an amazing gift for organizing businesses, Astor built an empire that spanned the commercial world of his time.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Madsen, Axel.
John Jacob Astor.
New York : John Wiley & Sons, ©2001
(DLC) 00042273
Named Person: John Jacob Astor; John Jacob Astor; John Jacob Astor, Kaufmann 1763-1848.
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Axel Madsen
ISBN: 0471009350 9780471009351 0471385034 9780471385035 0470242949 9780470242940 1280340967 9781280340963
OCLC Number: 49569252
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 312 pages) : illustrations, portraits
Contents: Cover --
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 --
Responsibility: Axel Madsen.
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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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