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Axel Madsen "John Jacob Astor: America's First Multimillionaire"
Wiley | 2001-01-19 | ISBN: 0471385034 | 304 pages | PDF | 2 MB
American history is littered with millionaires, but most of those magnates focused on a particular arena of commerce. Carnegie found his fortune in steel, Rockefeller got rich in oil, and banker extraordinaire J. P. Morgan made his money from, well, money. The nation's first millionaire, though, liked to have his fingers in many pots. John Jacob Astor started out his business career by unloading, of all things, a bag of flutes, but he would eventually move on to dabble in furs, tea, liquor, opium, and even Manhattan real estate. In John Jacob Astor: America's First Multimillionaire, acclaimed biographer Axel Madsen offers an entertaining and insightful look at a lucrative life and, at the same time, explores the rise of big business in America.