"A far-reaching portrait of fin de siècle New York, buttressed by the author's assiduous research—even though one can only gasp so many times at the excesses, indulgences and vanities of these two antiheroes."
National Book Award-winning biographer Kaplan (Walt Whitman
, 1980, etc.) tells a tale of two cousins, William Waldorf Astor and John Jacob Astor IV.
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