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WHEN THE ASTORS OWNED NEW YORK: BLUE BLOODS AND GRAND HOTELS IN A GILDED AGE. Justin Kaplan. Viking Penguin, Penguin Putnam Inc., New York, 2006. 224 pp. with 34 ills. 24 x 16 cm. ISBN 0670037699 In English.
ISBN-13: 978-0-670-03769-8 Paperbound reprint (ISBN 978-0-452-28858-4) available Spring 2007 at $15.00. Traces the history of the hotel and real-estate dynasty established by German-born American capitalist John Jacob Astor (1763-1848) and his heirs, focusing in particular on the achievementsof feuding cousins John Jacob Astor IV (1864-1912) and William Waldorf Astor (1848-1919), who built the Waldorf-Astoria and other monumental grand hotels in turn-of-the-century New York.
Indexing: Western — United States — 1800-1900, 1900-1945 — Architecture, (Auto)Biography
Plans: 70
Worldwide Number: 121012
Hardcover $24.95t (libraries receive a 20% discount on this title) Temporarily Out of Stock. Library Orders Accepted, but Availability and Price Cannot be Guaranteed.

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