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The number one New York Times bestselling writers of Vanderbilt return with another enthralling chronicle of the Astors, a great American family that built and lavished their money. The Astors’ narrative is an archetypal American one, full of ambition, inventiveness, devastation, and reinvention.
From 1783, when German immigrant John Jacob Astor came in America, to 2009, when Brooke Astor’s son, Anthony Marshall, was convicted of scamming his elderly mother, the Astor name held a unique place in American society.
The family riches, which began with a beaver trapping company and evolved into an empire, was then augmented by real estate holdings in Manhattan. Over the centuries that followed, the Astors ruled Gilded Age New York society and entrenched themselves into political and cultural life, but they also lost the most famous member of the family on the Titanic, one of many dramatic and unexpected twists in the family’s past.
New York Times bestselling authors Anderson Cooper and Katherine Howe chronicle the lives of the Astors and explore what the Astor name has come to mean in America in this unconventional, page-turning historical biography, which includes black-and-white and color photographs.
Anderson Cooper began working for CNN in 2001 and has hosted his own show, Anderson Cooper 360°, since March 2003. Cooper has 18 Emmys and countless other major journalism accolades to his name. He and his sons live in New York.