John Jacob Astor and Thomas Jefferson's Lost Pacific Empire : A Story of Wealth, Ambition, and SurvivalBook - 2014
Documents the 1810 to 1813 expedition, financed by millionaire John Jacob Astor and encouraged by Thomas Jefferson, to establish Fort Astoria, a trading post on the Columbia River in the Pacific Northwest.
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multcolib_susannel Aug 28, 2017
The story of John Jacob Astor's innovative money making scheme is not nearly as interesting as the story of people who he hired to carry it out.
multcolib_troutdale Nov 09, 2015
Shortly after the return of Lewis and Clark, wealthy fur trader John Jacob Astor attempted to establish a trading empire on the NW Pacific Coast. It all went dramatically wrong: was it the stern ship captain who distrusted his passengers so much he tried to abandon them in the Falkland Islands, w... Read More »