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John Jacob Astor

America"s first multimillionaire

by Axel Madsen

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Published by John Wiley in New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 304-306) and index.

StatementAxel Madsen.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHC102.5.A76 M33 2001
The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Paginationvii, 312 p. : ill., maps ;
Number of Pages304
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7616205M
ISBN 100471385034
ISBN 109780471385035
LC Control Number00042273

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