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When the Astors Owned New York: Blue Bloods and Grand Hotels in a Gilded Age

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 16, 2013

    gossipy but dry

    Lots of scurrilous Victorian and Edwardian gossip about the Astors. If you've read 1900-1940s books with thinly veiled real New Yorkers as characters, you can probably work out who some of them are with this book's help.

    There's also a good bit of useful social history detail to go along with the gossip.

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  • Posted February 1, 2010

    A Wonderful Peek Inside One Of America's Wealthiest Family

    I have always been intrigued with the history of American families during the gilded age. I loved reading about the rise of the family, how they were connected with history of New York and all of their many contributions. A wonderful peek into a world I wish I could have experienced. =)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2006

    Perfect Pitch

    Justin Kaplan is a superb writer, plain and simple. As an historian he is the perfect host. He keeps the conversation moving and serves up the past with delectable detail, wit and finesse. He has that special gift of writing in the right key.

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    Posted December 5, 2009

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