by Lucy Kavaler



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Astors by Lucy Kavaler

Lucy Kavaler's book has never been replaced as the definitive biography of a fabulous dynasty that changed the face of New York City over the course of 200 years. The Astors were the country's first millionaires, owned so much real estate that they became "landlords of New York," established society's "400," and entered the British nobility. Their exciting lives contain the plots of half a dozen novels, with power struggles, rivalries, marital strife, passions, and scandals. The chapter, "The Richest Man on the Titanic," gives a new perspective on the tragedy.

Reviewers have cited the historical accuracy, and have called this book "wonderfully entertaining," and "a Horatio Alger story for the very adult reader."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780396058304
Publisher: W. Clement Stone, P M A Communications, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/01/1968
Age Range: 12 Years

Table of Contents

1.The Name That Means Society1
2.The Man Who Made Money4
3.This Is the Way the Money Grows38
4.The First Aristocrat72
5.The Mrs. Astor and the Society Establishment104
6.The Richest Man on the Titanic141
7.The Ultimate Triumph of the Mr. Astor171
8.Our Nancy and the Cliveden Set201
9.The Man Who Gave the Money Away230
10.The Two Worlds of Alice Astor262
11.Of Trials and Troubles276
12.The Flowering of the English Astors296
13.Clouds over Cliveden318
14.Time Past and Time Present334

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