Anderson Cooper and Katherine Howe at the Miami Book Fair - "Astor"

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Thursday, September 21, 2023 - 8:00pm
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Celebrated journalist and bestselling author Anderson Cooper joins The Miami Book Fair, Northshire Bookstore, and a host of other independent bookstores around the country to present Astor: The Rise and Fall of an American Fortune. He will appear in conversation with co-author Katherine Howe.

The number one New York Times bestselling authors of Vanderbilt return with another riveting history of a legendary American family, the Astors, and how they built and lavished their fortune.

The story of the Astors is a quintessentially American story—of ambition, invention, destruction, and reinvention. From 1783, when German immigrant John Jacob Astor first arrived in the United States, until 2009, when Brooke Astor’s son, Anthony Marshall, was convicted of defrauding his elderly mother, the Astor name occupied a unique place in American society.

The family fortune, first made by a beaver trapping business that grew into an empire, was then amplified by holdings in Manhattan real estate. Over the ensuing generations, Astors ruled Gilded Age New York society and inserted themselves into political and cultural life, but also suffered the most famous loss on the Titanic, one of many shocking and unexpected twists in the family’s story.

In this unconventional, page-turning historical biography, featuring black-and-white and color photographs, #1 New York Times bestselling authors Anderson Cooper and Katherine Howe chronicle the lives of the Astors and explore what the Astor name has come to mean in America—offering a window onto the making of America itself.

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Astor: The Rise and Fall of an American Fortune By Anderson Cooper, Katherine Howe Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062964700
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Published: Harper - September 19th, 2023

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