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John Jacob Astor : America's first multimillionaire

Author: Axel Madsen
Publisher: New York : John Wiley, 2001.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Axel Madsen
ISBN: 0471385034 9780471385035 9780471009351 0471009350
OCLC Number: 704456271
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 312 Seiten) : Illustrationen, Karten
Contents: Acknowledgments. Introduction. The Hard Years. Flutes and Miss Todd. Into the Woods. Politics. Rounding Out the Century. China Profits. Realpolitik. Punqua Wingchong. Family. The Good Ship Enterprise. A Perfect Triangle. Outbound. The Hunt Journey. No News. Mr. Madison's War. "So Long as I Have a Dollar". John Jacob Astor & Son. Paris. This Land Is My Land. Estimable Grand-Papa. The Bigger Picture. Writing about It. A Third Fortune. Richest Man in America. Heirs and Graces. Notes. Bibliography. Index.
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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