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The Astor orphans

a pride of lions

by Lately Thomas

  • 182 Want to read
  • 22 Currently reading

Published by Washington Park Press in Albany, N.Y .
Written in English

    Places:
  • New York (State),
  • New York.
    • Subjects:
    • Astor family.,
    • Chanler, Margaret Astor Ward -- Family.,
    • Chanler family.,
    • Chanler, John W. 1826-1877 -- Family.,
    • Upper class -- New York (State) -- New York.,
    • New York (State) -- History -- 19th century.,
    • New York (State) -- History -- 20th century.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementLately Thomas.
      ContributionsThomas, Lately.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsCT274.A86 T56 1999
      The Physical Object
      Pagination335 p., [64] p. of plates :
      Number of Pages335
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL46232M
      ISBN 101881324036
      LC Control Number99044718
      OCLC/WorldCa42049382

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The Astor Orphans book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers/5. “These free-spirited Astor orphans left us, their descendents, our legacy: the house, its history, and contents, and a sense of entitlement and superiority,” writes Aldrich.

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The Astor Orphan is an unflinching debut memoir by a direct descendant of John Jacob Astor, Alexandra Aldrich. She brilliantly tells the story of her eccentric, fractured family; her s childhood of bohemian neglect in the squalid attic of Rokeby, the family’s Hudson Valley Mansion; and her brave escape from the clan.

The ten children of Margaret Astor Ward (the daughter of the magnetic Sam Ward &#; also a Lately Thomas biographee) and John Winthrop Chanler were orphaned when both of their parents died successively of pneumonia.

Pre-publication book reviews and features keeping readers and industry influencers in the know since their branch of a dynasty that included the 19th-century trader John Jacob Astor had lost almost all its wealth except for the acre lot on the Hudson that had been in the family since the s.

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The Astor Orphan is an unflinching debut memoir by a direct descendant of John Jacob Astor, Alexandra Aldrich. She brilliantly tells the story of her eccentric, fractured family; her s childhood of bohemian neglect in the squalid attic of Rokeby, the family’s Hudson Valley Mansion; and her brave escape from the clan/5(15).

Alexandra Aldrich's book tells the story of her life. The other Astor’s This book offered amazing first hand insight into the decaying dynasty that once held immense power. This side of the Astor family has been scarcely documented and it was wonderful to get such an intimate view of a dying aristocracy.

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