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'Recounted at great speed, and with splendid life, vigour and readability' Antonia FraserThe Astors; whose immense fortune came from furs, ships, and real estate; whose mansions bejewelled Fifth Avenue, Newport, and England; who became leaders — first in America, then in Britain — of polite society; whose births and deaths, private feuds and public scandals, political ambitions and philanthropic munificence have fascinated the rest of the world for close to two centuries.The story of their rise to prominence, of their long reign, of their influence and importance, is more than the saga of a rich and unusual family, for it illuminates from a unique vantage point the history of the past two hundred years.When twenty-year-old John Jacob Astor arrived in icebound Baltimore from Germany in 1783, his ambition was to live comfortably from the sale of musical instruments.At his death in 1848, he was the richest man in America — he ruled over an empire and had founded a dynasty.Today’s generation of Astors, still wealthy, lead influential but less flamboyant lives than their predecessors — as modest businessmen, horse breeders, playboys, philanthropists, novelists.But between them and their ancestor John Jacob — who had spent his early years trudging along Indian trails bartering for furs and his last fourteen years quadrupling his fortune many times over on Manhattan real estate and rentals — lies a peerless array of characters, social and political forces in their own times, whose power and prestige continue to be felt today.There was William Backhouse Astor, frugal and sombre, who loathed social gatherings. There was the Southerner Charlotte Augusta, who during the Civil War raised and equipped a regiment of black soldiers to fight for the North.There was Caroline Astor, who gave balls costing as much as $200,000.There was the vindictive, prickly William Waldorf Astor, who unsuccessfully ran for Congress.There was an Astor feud settled only by the prospect of financial gain with the creation of the Waldorf-Astoria, designed to bring exclusiveness to the masses, a “glittering incandescent fantasy”.And there was Nancy Astor, vociferous Member of Parliament and leader of the Cliveden Set.From the free-wheeling entrepreneurial days of the early nineteenth century through two world wars to today, the Astors have been in the forefront of their age, both here and abroad, luminaries of politics, society, and culture.Through five generations, in all their splendour, in a richly anecdotal narrative interwoven with paintings, drawings, and photographs making vivid the people, their mansions, their rise to social prominence in the United States and in England, here then are The Astors.Virginia Cowles (1910-1983) was an author and journalist. Born in Vermont, USA she became a well-known journalist in the 1930s with her columns appearing on both sides of the Atlantic. During the Second World War she covered the Italian campaign, the liberation of Paris, and the Allied invasion of Germany. In 1945 she married the politician and writer Aidan Crawley. She wrote many biographies including 'Winston Churchill; the Era and the Man' and 'Edward VII and His Circle'.
Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 (Europe) or region Free DVD Player in order to play. A lavish nine-part series about the life and times of the child born Nancy Langhorne in Danville, Virginia, on 19th May 1879 who would become the first woman to take her seat in the House of Commons, introduce a Private Member's Bill that raised to 18 the age qualification for buying alcohol and vote against the Government in May 1940 - helping Winston Churchill to become Prime Minister.
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15 tangos and other piecesaccordioncomposer: Piazzolla, Astor15 magnificent tangos and other characteristic pieces by the Argentinian master of tango nuevo, skilfully arranged for intermediate accordion solo by Karen Street. Includes extracts from the incidental music to the plays El sueño de una noche de verano (A Midsummer Night's Dream) and Famille d'artistes (Family Troupe), El viaje (The Journey), Pedro y Pedro and Duo de amor.Contenu - Artisane 1 - Tango final - El viaje - Pedro y Pedro - La mort du canard - Duo de amor - Puck arrabal - Milonga - La chanson du Popo - Artisane 2 - Ouverture - Dansée - Sensuel - Chanson de la naissance - Sentimental
In 1919, Nancy Astor became the first woman to take a seat in parliament.She was not what had been expected. Far from a virago who had suffered for the cause of female suffrage, she was already near the centre of the ruling society that had for so long resisted the political upheavals of the early twentieth century, having married into the family of one of the richest men in the world. She was not even British. She would prove to be a trailblazer and beacon for the generations of women who would follow her into Parliament.This new biography charts Nancy Astor's incredible story, from penury in the American South, to a lifestyle of the most immense riches, from the luxury of Edwardian England, through the 'Jazz Age', and on towards the Second World War: a world of great country estates, lavish town houses and the most sumptuous entertainments, peopled by the most famous and powerful names of the age. But hers was not only the life of power, glamour and easy charm: it was also defined by principles and bravery, by war and sacrifice, by love and bitter disputes. With glorious, page-turning brio, Adrian Fort has brought to life this restless, controversial American dynamo, an unforgettable woman who left a deep and lasting imprint on the political life of our nation.
*Includes pictures*Includes John Jacob Astor's quotes about his career*Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading*Includes a table of contents“Could I begin life again, knowing what I now know, and had money to invest, I would buy every foot of land on the Island of Manhattan.” – John Jacob AstorThe Astor surname, one of New York’s most important family names for over a century, is synonymous with American aristocracy, a term that defies simple definition. Unlike Britain, where the term aristocrat had a definite meaning, the New York aristocracy was “at best a metaphor for high social status or prestige in a nation which had unequivocally rejected the mechanisms needed to create and sustain an aristocracy on the European model.” The defining marker for new world aristocracy was, at its core, money. Though some families with accumulated cash took years to break in, financial fitness, rather than birth or connections (which could be gained through marriage) ultimately ruled the day.The immense wealth that the Astor family accumulated, spent, and in many cases, gave away, in the family’s heyday is difficult to comprehend. The second Astor to reach the shores of America, John Jacob, accumulated during his lifetime “a fortune that represented one-fifteenth of all the personal wealth in America.” His children consistently inherited amounts that preserved their title as the “richest” or “one of the richest” in America at the turn of the twenty-first century. The German immigrant John Jacob Astor’s goals, however, went beyond the accrual of wealth. He developed a vision that would sweep up Thomas Jefferson himself. Together, the men “would establish a democratic outpost on the dim, distant Pacific Coast. Jefferson’s vision embraced the entirety of North America and accorded Astor’s enterprise a powerful role in shaping the continent’s political destiny.” His vision of trade, real estate, and settlement affected not only his own nation, but the world.The Astors: The History and Legacy of One of the World’s Wealthiest Families examines the history of the family and its influence. Along with pictures depicting important people, places, and events, you will learn about the Astor family like never before.