John Jacob Astor: America's First Multimillionaire

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John Wiley & Sons, 2002. márc. 14. - 320 oldal
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JOHN JACOB ASTOR: America's First Multimillionaire

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This biography of Astor is ultimately about as interesting as watching grass grow, but it is not the fault of Madsen (The Deal Maker, 1999, etc.)—for all Astor did was make money in mostly ... Teljes értékelés elolvasása

John Jacob Astor: America's first multimillionaire

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For much of our nation's history, the name Astor has been synonymous with great wealth. Madsen (Chanel, Gloria and Joe) now adds his account of the life and times of the nation's first ... Teljes értékelés elolvasása

Tartalomjegyzék

1 The Hard Years
7
2 Flutes and Miss Todd
16
3 Into the Woods
22
4 Politics
35
5 Rounding Out the Century
44
6 China Profits
50
7 Realpolitik
60
8 Punqua Wingchong
66
16 So Long as I Have a Dollar
154
17 John Jacob Astor Son
168
18 Paris
179
19 This Land Is My Land
195
20 Estimable GrandPapa
214
21 The Bigger Picture
225
22 Writing about It
235
23 A Third Fortune
244

9 Family
72
10 The Good Ship Enterprise
81
11 A Perfect Triangle
90
12 Outbound
109
13 The Hunt Journey
120
14 No News
127
15 MrMadison s War
134
24 Richest Man in America
256
25 Heirs and Graces
266
Notes
295
Bibliography
304
Index
307
Copyright

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AXEL MADSEN has written fifteen biographies, including Chanel: A Woman of Her Own, Gloria and Joe: The Star-Crossed Love Affair of Gloria Swanson and Joe Kennedy, and The Deal Maker: How William C. Durant Made General Motors (Wiley). He lives in Los Angeles.

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