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Book Review

‘The Astor Orphan’ by Alexandra Aldrich

"The Astor Orphan" by Alexandra Aldrich.

Born in the early 1970s, Alexandra Aldrich descends from a long line of Founding Fathers, Whigs, and robber barons, the Astor family among them. But don’t confuse the grimy folks at Rokeby with their distant cousins, the wealthy New York Astors. The central problem facing the heirs to the Rokeby estate is money: There isn’t any left.

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