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Life and Ventures of the Original John Jacob Astor

Elizabeth Louisa Gebhard

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John Jacob Astor was pre-eminently the opener of new paths, a breaker of trails. From his first tramp alone through the Black Forest of Baden, at sixteen, his life never lost this typical touch. In America, both shores of the Hudson, and the wilderness to the Northwest knew his trail. The trees of the forests west of the Mississippi were blazed by his hunters and trappers; and his partners and agents planted through this vast region the flag of the American Fur Company. The Atlantic and Pacific Oceans were invisibly lined by the path of his vessels. His were the first American ships to habitually circle the globe, trading around the earth. With his far-sighted vision withdrawn from distant scenes, and centered on Manhattan Island, he led the way toward the upbuilding of the largest, and most important city in the new world. (Summary from book's Foreword)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

7h 31m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

07:20


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

08:07


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

11:01


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:35


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

08:53


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

12:22


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:32


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

14:40


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

10:54


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

11:14


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

08:09


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

09:41


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

09:22


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

11:32


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

16:25


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

19:17


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

11:08


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

13:03


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

12:21


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

14:01


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

24:20


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

32:19


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

18:33


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

31:08


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

12:27


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

16:21


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

11:18


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

09:54


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

12:17


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

14:33


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

18:17


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

13:56


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

11:18