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John Jacob Astor

Business (17-Jul-1763 — 29-Mar-1848)


Justin Kaplan. When the Astors Owned New York: Blue Bloods and Grand Hotels in a Gilded Age. New York: Viking. 2006. 196pp.

Axel Madsen. John Jacob Astor: America's First Multimillionaire. New York: John Wiley & Sons. 2001. 312pp.

James P. Ronda. Astoria and Empire. University of Nebraska Press. 1990. 400pp.

Arthur D. Howden Smith. John Jacob Astor: Landlord of New York. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company. 1929.


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  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Wikipedia [link]

  4. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  5. Encyclopedia of American Biography (p.44)

  6. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.72)

  7. Webster's American Biographies (p.43)

  8. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.26)

  9. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.25)

  10. Concise Dictionary of American Biography (p.32)

  11. Legends in Their Own Time (p.12)

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