When the Astors Owned New York
Blue Bloods and Grand Hotels in a Gilded Age
ISBN10: 0670037699 ISBN13: 9780670037698 Publisher: Penguin USA Published: Jun 1 2006 Pages: 196 Weight: 0.90lbs. Height: 9.00" Width: 6.00" Depth: 1.00" Language: English
Traces the public and private lives of cousins William Waldorf Astor and John Jacob Astor IV, nineteenth-century heirs and rivals who pursued separate ambitions, built the original Waldorf-Astoria hotel, and influenced social behavior before John Jacob perished aboard the Titanic. 30,000 first printing.