John Jacob Astor: Landlord of New York

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Kessinger Publishing, May 1, 2005 - 328 pages
1929. With 16 illustrations. The biography of John Jacob Astor, major Fur trader and merchant. He established the American Fur Company in 1808 and later the Pacific Fur Companies and Southwest Fur Company with trading posts across the country. In 1811 Astor established Astoria, Oregon in hopes of developing the Far East market but the War of 1812 blockaded the post and he eventually sold it to the British He monopolized the fur trade until 1834 when he retired from the fur business. Investments in real estate in New York made him the richest man in the United States and its first millionaire on record. Contents: A Venture in Flutes; The Forest Runner; Fur and Tea; An Apostle of Emprie; The First Trust; and The Landlord of New York.

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