John Jacob Astor

America's first multimillionaire

By Madsen, Axel

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ISBN
978-0-47138-503-5
Publisher
New York : John Wiley, c2001.


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Library Journal

Reviewed on February 15, 2001

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 multimillionaire. Astor was born in Germany in 1763 and came to the New World at age 20 with a shipment of musical instruments as his stake. By the time he died in 1848, he had made separate fortunes in th...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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