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

Author: Nancy Kriplen
Publisher: New York : AMACOM, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The fascinating life of one of the most controversial and least-known billionaires in American history.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Kriplen, Nancy.
Eccentric billionaire.
New York : AMACOM, ©2008
(DLC) 2007031227
(OCoLC)162126913
Named Person: John D MacArthur; John D MacArthur
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nancy Kriplen
ISBN: 9780814409626 0814409628
OCLC Number: 190862294
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 224 pages, [8] pages of plates) : illustrations
Contents: Ransoming the ruby --
Breaking the sod --
Baby John --
Life with father --
The competitor --
Every little breeze --
Catherine T --
Staying afloat --
The mother lode --
Divorce--
and death --
Hat trick --
Down among the sheltering palms --
Banyan trees and hibiscus hedges --
Hogs get slaughtered --
The colonnades --
Founding a foundation --
Palm Beach prometheus --
Lost and sometimes found --
Royal summons --
And with dignity --
Genius.
Other Titles: John D. MacArthur--empire builder, reluctant philanthropist, relentless adversary
Responsibility: 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  Read more...

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