After John Jacob Astor makes a fortune in New York, he plans Astoria, a trading post on the Pacific coast. His explorers face storms, mutinies, shipwrecks, starvation, murders and insanity, and finally give up. Astor's vision of Pacific Rim trade is put on hold for a couple of centuries. Astonishing history! -Helen
Connors ignited the tennis boom in the mid O70s with his aggressive style of play, his vulgar antics, and his renegade behavior. He sets the record straight--about his mother, his life, and the game he dominated for so long.