By Arthur D. Howden Smith
"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.
"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.
Read Online or Download John Jacob Astor: Landlord of New York PDF
Best business biographies & memoirs books
A few weeks later a dray drove as much as the Astor shop, then at sixty eight Pine road, and introduced a few very heavy little kegs which chinked faintly as they have been rolled in during the door. "What on the earth are these, Jacob? " Sarah demanded whilst she occurred in in the course of the afternoon. "Der culmination of our East India pass," he responded, his deep-set eyes twinkling merrily.
No longer because the days of the Louisiana buy has the US visible any greater actual property transactions than these performed via William Zeckendorf, the derring-do head of Webb & Knapp. Figuring with supersonic velocity and an uncanny aptitude for earning profits, the fancy impresario received and offered estate, transformed complete sections of recent York, Denver, Washington, Montreal and Dallas, and moved the UN, the capital of the area, to big apple.
Der 1936 in Riga geborene Autor Conrad von Sengbusch entstammt einer alten baltischen Reeder-Familie. Nach Umsiedlung, Krieg, Flucht und wechselndem Leben im geteilten Deutschland mit Schulbesuch in Geesthacht an der Elbe, Zeulenroda in Thüringen und Cuxhaven prägten ihn der Neuaufbau im kriegszerstörten Deutschland mit der Notwendigkeit zu Anpassung, hartnäckigem Fleiß und Improvisation in seiner Lehrzeit als Starkstrom-Schiffselektriker auf der Mützelfeldwerft in Cuxhaven.
Sooner than the real-estate growth of the Eighties, Francis J. Greenburger risked all of it to shop for 3 older loft constructions at 50 West highway close to the present Sep 11 Memorial. He eventually dreamed of 1 day erecting an impressive skyscraper of their position. yet catastrophe struck in 2008, simply as his plans have been coming jointly, and improvement got here to a screeching halt.
- Josep Oliu, el banquero estratega (Biografías) (Spanish Edition)
- Brookside Story, The: Shops of Every Necessary Character (Brief History)
- Billions to Bust and Back: How I made, lost and rebuilt a fortune, and what I learned on the way
- SEK - ein Insiderbericht: Ein Insiderbericht (German Edition)
- Life in a Shoe
Extra resources for John Jacob Astor: Landlord of New York