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
Adam Hochschild, author of BURY THE CHAINS and KING LEOPOLD'S GHOST, brings us his new TO END ALL WARS: A STORY OF LOYALTY AND REBELLION, 1914 -
1918. World War I stands as one of history's most senseless spasms of
carnage. Hochschild focuses on the long-ignored moral drama of the war's
critics, alongside its generals and heroes.
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