Gibson's Virtual! Anderson Cooper - Astor: The Rise and Fall of an American Fortune

Thursday, September 21st, 2023, 8pm Eastern, online only. Ticketed event (book included): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/671441739317

Gibson's Bookstore is pleased to be joining Books & Books and the Miami Book Fair, with indie bookstore partners across the country, to present Anderson Cooper with his latest book, Astor: The Rise and Fall of an American Fortune! Cooper will be in conversation with his 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.

Your ticket includes a copy of Astor. Preorders and purchases of Astor from Gibson's Bookstore will get you a ticket into the virtual event as well.

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Thursday, September 21, 2023 - 8:00pm
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Astor: The Rise and Fall of an American Fortune By Anderson Cooper, Katherine Howe Cover Image
$32.99
ISBN: 9780062964700
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harper - September 19th, 2023

A NPR Best Book of the Year

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.


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