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John Jacob Astor and the First Great American Fort... - a book by Emmerich, Alexander

John Jacob Astor and the First Great American Fortune

John Jacob Astor and the First Great American Fortune( )
Author: Emmerich, Alexander
Publication Date:Jul 2013
Publisher:McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $39.95
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This biography analyses Astor's adaption to his American host culture and his rise from poor immigrant in 1784 to the first millionaire of modern times - he earned his money before the term ""millionaire"" was introduced to the English language. Some argued that he must have been greedy and cold. Some voices demanded that he should have given back all his money to the United States. More liberal thinkers praised him for his genius and vision. This biography presents a more balanced...
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Detailed Subjects: Biography & Autobiography / Business

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