Record Details

Catalog Search

Astor : the rise and fall of an American fortune / Anderson Cooper and Katherine Howe.

Cooper, Anderson, (author.). Howe, Katherine, (author.).

"The story of the Astors is a quintessentially American story--of ambition, invention, destruction, and reinvention. From 1783, when German immigrant John Jacob Astor first arrived in the United States, until 2009, when Brooke Astor's son, Anthony Marshall, was convicted of defrauding his elderly mother, the Astor name occupied a unique place in American society. The family fortune, first made by a beaver trapping business that grew into an empire, was then amplified by holdings in Manhattan real estate. Over the ensuing generations, Astors ruled Gilded Age New York society and inserted themselves into political and cultural life, but also suffered the most famous loss on the Titanic, one of many shocking and unexpected twists in the family's story. In this unconventional, page-turning historical biography, featuring black-and-white and color photographs, #1 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--offering a window onto the making of America itself." --Amazon.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062964700
  • ISBN: 0062964704
  • Physical Description: ix, 322 pages, 16 leaves of plates : genealogical table, illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : HarperCollins Publishers, 2023.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
New York, 1784 -- Astoria, 1810 -- Massacre Opera House, 1849 -- 850 Fifth Avenue, 1908 -- Waldorf-Astoria, 1928 -- Hever Castle, 1916 -- Rokeby, 1875 -- Halifax, April 15, 1912 -- Blackwell's Island, 1910 -- Mrs. Astor's Bar, 1910 to 1966 -- Ferncliff, 1952 -- The last Astor, 2013 -- Epilogue.
Subject: Astor family.
Astor, John Jacob, 1763-1848 > Family.
Astor, Brooke > Family.
Upper class > United States > Biography.
New York (N.Y.) > Biography.
Genre: Biographies.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Nazareth. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Memorial Library of Nazareth and Vicinity.


  • 0 current holds with 1 total copy.
Show Only Available Copies
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Memorial Library of Nazareth and Vicinity 338 COO 2023 (Text) 31001101901198 Adult Non Fiction Recently Returned -

Additional Resources