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The Resource When the Astors owned New York : blue bloods and grand hotels in a Gilded Age, Justin Kaplan

When the Astors owned New York : blue bloods and grand hotels in a Gilded Age, Justin Kaplan

Label
When the Astors owned New York : blue bloods and grand hotels in a Gilded Age
Title
When the Astors owned New York
Title remainder
blue bloods and grand hotels in a Gilded Age
Statement of responsibility
Justin Kaplan
Title variation
Blue bloods and grand hotels in a Gilded Age
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this anecdotal history, Justin Kaplan brings to life a glittering, bygone age. Endowed with the largest private fortunes of their day, cousins John Jacob Astor IV and William Waldorf Astor vied for primacy in New York society, producing the grandest hotels ever seen in a marriage of ostentation and efficiency that transformed American social behavior. Kaplan exposes it all, taking readers from the 1890s to the Roaring Twenties in a combination of biography, history, and architectural appreciation
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kaplan, Justin
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TX941.W33
LC item number
K39 2007
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Astor, John Jacob
  • Astor, William Waldorf Astor
  • Astor family
  • Waldorf-Astoria Hotel (New York, N.Y.)
  • Hotels
  • Upper class
  • Architecture
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • United States
Label
When the Astors owned New York : blue bloods and grand hotels in a Gilded Age, Justin Kaplan
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0719/2005057471-b.html
Instantiates
Publication
Note
First Plume printing, 2007
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 185-187) and index
Contents
The House of Astor -- Town topics -- Inventor and novelist -- Palaces for the people -- "A new thing under the sun" -- After the ball was over -- Aladdin -- "Mine! All mine!" -- Baron Astor of Hever Castle -- End of the line
Control code
ocn148697028
Dimensions
21cm.
Extent
ix, 196 p., [16] leaves
Isbn
9780452288584
Note
Gift of Rosanne Bostock.
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)148697028
Label
When the Astors owned New York : blue bloods and grand hotels in a Gilded Age, Justin Kaplan
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0719/2005057471-b.html
Publication
Note
First Plume printing, 2007
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 185-187) and index
Contents
The House of Astor -- Town topics -- Inventor and novelist -- Palaces for the people -- "A new thing under the sun" -- After the ball was over -- Aladdin -- "Mine! All mine!" -- Baron Astor of Hever Castle -- End of the line
Control code
ocn148697028
Dimensions
21cm.
Extent
ix, 196 p., [16] leaves
Isbn
9780452288584
Note
Gift of Rosanne Bostock.
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)148697028

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