The Astors

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When 20-year-old John Jacob Astor arrived in Baltimore from Germany in 1783, his ambition was to live comfortably from the sale of musical instruments. By the time of his death in 1848, he was the richest man in the United States. This absorbing, richly anecdotal history traces the fortunes of the dynasty he founded over five generations in the highest echelons of American and British society.

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The Astors

The Astors

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When 20-year-old John Jacob Astor arrived in Baltimore from Germany in 1783, his ambition was to live comfortably from the sale of musical instruments. By the time of his death in 1848, he was the richest man in the United States. This absorbing, richly anecdotal history traces the fortunes of the dynasty he founded over five generations in the highest echelons of American and British society.

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