From reading some of the other reviews, I feel I should point out that this shouldn't be read too much as a commentary on widespread late 19th century viewpoints, even among the wealthiest. Even his contemporaries viewed John Jacob Astor (and many of the family from 1750 until that time) as first class jerseys with little regard for charity or generosity. This is particularly true when compared to other so called "Robber Barons" like Carnegie and Rockefeller.
The book itself isn't great. The author is a little interesting and probably could have been a better man if he had been born into a different family.
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