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The eccentric billionaire : John D. MacArthur-- empire builder, reluctant philanthropist, relentless adversary

Verfasser/in: Nancy Kriplen
Verlag: New York : AMACOM/ American Management Association, ©2008.
Ausgabe/Format   Buch : Biografie : EnglischAlle Ausgaben und Formate anzeigen
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Overview: He was hated, feared, and admired. The country's second-richest man at the time of his death, John D. MacArthur (1897-1978) also became one of its great benefactors. Every year, some two dozen American writers, artists, intellectuals, and scientists receive as much as a half million dollars in grants known as the "genius awards" from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. But MacArthur was not  Weiterlesen…
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Gattung/Form: Biography
Name: John D MacArthur; John D MacArthur; John D MacArthur
Medientyp: Biografie, Internetquelle
Dokumenttyp: Buch, Internet-Ressource
Alle Autoren: Nancy Kriplen
ISBN: 9780814408896 0814408893
OCLC-Nummer: 162126913
Beschreibung: xii, 224 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Inhalt: Acknowledgments --
Prologue --
1: Ransoming the ruby --
2: Breaking the sod --
3: Baby John --
4: Life with father --
5: Competitor --
6: Every little breeze --
7: Catherine T --
8: Staying afloat --
9: Mother lode --
10: Divorce--
and death --
11: Hat trick --
12: Down among the sheltering palms --
13: Banyan trees and hibiscus hedges --
14: Hogs get slaughtered --
15: Colonnades --
16: Founding a foundation --
17: Palm Beach prometheus --
18: Lost and sometimes found --
19: Royal summons --
20: With dignity --
21: Genius --
Location of collections cited --
Notes --
Selected bibliography --
Index.
Andere Titel John D. MacArthur-- empire builder, reluctant philanthropist, relentless adversary
Verfasserangabe: Nancy Kriplen.
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The country's second-richest man at the time of his death, John D. MacArthur (1897-1978) also became one of its great benefactors. This book chronicles how MacArthur amassed his fortune, rising from  Weiterlesen…

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."..a straightforward description of the sometimes difficult, always shrewd billionaire."-- Palm Beach Post

 
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