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The billionaire who wasn't : how Chuck Feeney secretly made and gave away a fortune

Author: Conor O'Clery
Publisher: New York : Public Affairs, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Chuck Feeney was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey to an Irish-American family struggling to make their way in the fiercest years of the Depression. This biography of one of the world's richest and most secretive donors tells the story of how he made his millions - buying and selling in post second world war Europe and Asia - and how he spent them.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Chuck Feeney; Chuck Feeney
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Conor O'Clery
ISBN: 9781610393348 1610393341
OCLC Number: 859681326
Description: xiv, 407 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: pt. ONE Making It --
1. The Umbrella Boy --
2. The Sandwich Man --
3. Banging the Ring --
4. Cockamamy Flyers --
5. Riding the Tiger --
6. The Perfect Storm --
7. The Sandwich Islands --
8. Hong Kong Crocodiles --
9. Surrounding Japan --
pt. TWO Going Underground --
10. How Much Is Rich? --
11. Boremuda --
12. Four Guys in a Room --
13. Rich Man, Poor Man --
14. Don't Ask, Don't Tell --
15. The Luck of the Irish --
16. Leaving Mpney on the Table --
17. Rich, Ruthless, and Determined --
18. The Wise Man Cometh --
19. Stepping Down --
20. Show Me the Building --
21. Four Guys in a Coffee Shop --
pt. THREE Breaking Up --
22. The French Connection --
23. Musical Chairs --
24. Cutting the Baby in Half --
25. Erreur Strategique --
pt. FOUR Giving It Away --
26."A Great Op." --
27. Golden Heart --
28. Bowerbird --
29.A Nation Transformed --
30. Charity Begins at Home --
31. Geographical Creep --
32. The Old Turks --
33. No Pockets in a Shroud --
pt. FIVE Late Life Crisis. Contents note continued: 34. American Original --
35. No Good Deed Goes Unpunished --
36. Blood on the Floor --
37. Chuck Feeney's Christmas Present to New York --
38. Giving Away the Family Silver --
39. The James Bond of Philanthropy.
Responsibility: Conor O'Clery.

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