Contributor biographical information for When the Astors owned New York : blue bloods and grand hotels in a Gilded Age / Justin Kaplan.


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Justin Kaplan is an editor, biographer, and author of Mr. Clemens and Mark Twain and Walt Whitman: A Life, among other books. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Waldorf-Astoria Hotel (New York, N.Y.) -- History.
Hotels -- New York (State) -- New York -- History.
Astor family.