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Hetty : the genius and madness of America's first female tycoon

Author: Charles Slack
Publisher: New York : Harper Perennial, 2005, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Harper Perennial edView all editions and formats
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When J.P. Morgan called a meeting of New York's financial leaders after the stock market crash of 1907, Hetty Green was the only woman in the room. The Guinness Book of World Records memorialized her as the World's Greatest Miser, and, indeed, this unlikely robber baron -- who parlayed a comfortable inheritance into a fortune that was worth about 1.6 billion in today's dollars -- was frugal to a fault. But in an age  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographie
Named Person: Hetty Howland Robinson Green; Hetty Howland Robinson Green; Hetty Howland Robinson Green
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Slack
ISBN: 0060542578 9780060542573
OCLC Number: 62311693
Notes: "A hardcover edition of this book was published in 2004 by Ecco"--Title page verso.
Description: xii, 258 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: New Bedford --
Aunt Sylvia --
A test of wills --
Alone in a crowd --
Self-imposed exile --
Pride and pain --
Hetty storms Wall Street --
The view from Brooklyn --
Grooming a protégé --
Thou shalt not pass --
A lady of your age --
Across the river --
If my daughter is happy --
The hat was "Hetty" Green --
I'll outlive all of them! --
High times at Round Hill --
Scattered to the wind.
Other Titles: Genius and madness of America's first female tycoon
Responsibility: Charles Slack.

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Slack looks beyond the lore and historical prejudices to reveal the real Hetty Green, known as the "Witch of Wall Street," who dueled with the giants of the Gilded Age and amassed a fortune of $100  Read more...

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"Slack concentrates on telling a good story and telling it well.... [An] entertaining biography."--Publishers Weekly "A wonderfully detailed new biography."--Forbes "Fascinating."--Tucson Citizen "A Read more...

 
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