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Author/Artist Kaplan, Justin.
Title When the Astors owned New York : blue bloods and grand hotels in a Gilded Age / Justin Kaplan.
Publisher/Date New York : Viking, 2006.
Description ix, 196 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Location Call Number Vol./Copy Status Information
 Frick Book Stacks  TX941.W33 K39 2006    AVAILABLE
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 185-187) and index.
Summary Traces the lives of cousins William Waldorf Astor and John Jacob Astor IV, rivals who pursued separate ambitions, built the original Waldorf-Astoria hotel, and influenced social behavior before John Jacob perished aboard the Titanic.
LC subject Waldorf-Astoria Hotel (New York, N.Y.) -- History.
Hotels -- New York (State) -- New York -- History.
Astor family.
ISBN 0670037699
9780670037698
WorldCat no. 62302614

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