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The house of Getty

Author: Russell Miller
Publisher: New York : H. Holt, 1986, ©1985.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Traces the life of John Paul Getty, an oil billionaire who was believed to have been the richest man in the world, and discusses his marriages, his grandson's kidnapping, and the construction of his California art museum.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: J Paul Getty; Getty family.
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Russell Miller
ISBN: 0030037697 9780030037696
OCLC Number: 13002942
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 361 p., [32] p. of plates : ill., ports. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Prologue: The Midas contagion --
PART ONE: THE MAKING OF AN OILMAN, 1903-23 --
1. 'Set another place for breakfast' --
2. 'You'll have to start at the bottom' --
3. 'Congratulations, Paul, it's making thirty barrels' --
4. 'This is oil land!' --
PART TWO: THE WAYWARD HUSBAND, 1924-48 --
5. 'Who was that girl with Paul?' --
6. 'He should dress you in sable' --
7. 'My first thought was this is THE girl' --
8. 'Teddy phoned. Miss her so much' --
9. 'My dearest darling left to join Papa' --
10. 'A simple Irish girl of deep spirituality' --
PART THREE: THE RICHEST TYCOON, 1949-64 --
11. 'In the name of God, the Merciful and Compassionate...' --
12. 'Where is the oil, where is the money?' --
13. 'I don't believe in giving my competitors a head start' --
14. 'A billion dollars isn't what it used to be' --
15. 'Good, old-fashioned, vulgar fun' --
PART FOUR: THE FAMILY, 1965-85 --
16. 'Bad health, bad news and death' --
17. 'Don't let me be killed' --
18. 'A lecher, a miser, a womaniser' --
19. 'Money to fuel the legal engines forever' --
20. 'Not all the Getty's are interested in becoming billionaires' --
21. 'A curse on the family' --
Epilogue: The courage of Martine
Responsibility: Russell Miller.

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Traces the life of John Paul Getty, an oil billionaire who was believed to have been the richest man in the world, and discusses his marriages, his grandson's kidnapping, and the construction of his California art museum.

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