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a few weeks later a dray drove as much as the Astor shop, then at sixty eight Pine road, and added a couple of very heavy little kegs which chinked faintly as they have been rolled in throughout the door.
"What in the world are these, Jacob?" Sarah demanded while she occurred in through the afternoon.
"Der culmination of our East India pass," he spoke back, his deep-set eyes twinkling merrily.
"Money?"
He nodded.
"Ho-how much?"
"Fifty-five t'ousan' dollar."
"Jacob!" she gasped.
And good she may well. It was once as wealthy a coup as he ever achieved.
-from "Fur and Tea"

New Yorkers cannot break out the identify Astor: it graces theaters, lodges, road names, or even a whole Queens local.

This pleasant biography of the "landlord of recent York" explains how John Jacob Astor, who arrived within the urban a negative immigrant in 1784, created any such fortune-in actual property, fur, and exchange with China-not just for himself yet for town and country round him that his effect couldn't be denied.

Author Arthur D. Howden Smith was once, within the early years of the 20 th century, a significantly well known writer of pulp fiction on a par with E.E. "Doc" Smith and Edgar Rice Burroughs.

And an analogous boisterous enthusiasm that made his event stories of pirates and Vikings so riproaring readable bursts forth from this vintage biography as well.

Also to be had from Cosimo Classics: Howden Smith's Commodore Vanderbilt: An Epic of yank Achievement.

ARTHUR DOUGLAS HOWDEN SMITH (1887-1945) used to be an significantly prolific and numerous author, penning a variety of brief tales, biographies, and enterprise experiences, yet he's most sensible remembered for his many pulp novels, together with Porto Bello Gold (a prequel to Treasure Island), The lifeless move Overside, The Doom path, Swain's Saga, and others.

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