My rating: 3 of 5 stars
I am fascinated by the lives of the great aristocrats of early America. This book met all the goals it set out achieve. It went through the lives of the Astor family, discussed the trials and tribulations of the Astor and the Waldorf’s and it covered all the important points. Where I found it lacking was the illustrations and in a certain way it was very dry. Sort of listening to a monotone speaker. I didn’t get any sort of feeling from the author. I would have given it 3.5 stars as I do believe the. Ok delivered on the promise to guide the reader through the times and lives of this very interesting family.
I’d recommend it to anyone who is fascinated by this family and the architecture associated with them.