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by Charles Slack


Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-247) and index

Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-247) and index. 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.

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Hetty - Charles Slack. As the subtitle to this book indicates, there was a certain undeniable madness to Hetty. At the time of her death in 1916, Hetty Green was widely regarded as the wealthiest woman in America. At a time when the rich were so extravagant that their spending gave the Gilded Age its name, Hetty Green had a hard time spending a quarter. People who had millions less than she did built homes on Fifth Avenue designed after the palaces of European royals whom their ancestors had crossed an ocean to escape.

Hetty Green was called by JP Morgan to a meeting of the country’s biggest business tycoons in the wake of the . If you want a truer, richer picture of American history in the Gilded Ag. ou should know Hetty Green and you should read this book

Hetty Green was called by JP Morgan to a meeting of the country’s biggest business tycoons in the wake of the 1907 stock market crash. If she were alive toda. he’d belong in the ranks of Warren Buffett and Bill Gates. And you would know her name. Hetty Green grew up in a dysfunctional family. ou should know Hetty Green and you should read this book. Hetty: The Genius and Madness of America's First Female Tycoon.

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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 . billion in today's dollars - was frugal to a fault. But in an age when women weren't even allowed to vote, never mind concern themselves with interest rates, she lived by her own rules. In Hetty, Charles Slack.

The surprises in this book are that Hetty actually did let go of some of her money, giving large anonymous donations to charities and speaking out for the working class.

Slack has given us the first cut of a remarkable life. How many biographies exist for John Rockefeller, Andrew Carnegie, Jay Gould and the others? This book opens up a whole new unexplored territory. Stack provides a platform for future biographers and their field is fertile. Why was Hettie forgotten?

Hetty: The Genius and Madness of America's First Female Tycoon. New York: Ecco (2004). Wallach, Janet (September 25, 2012). The Richest Woman in America: Hetty Green in the Gilded Age. Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group.

Hetty: The Genius and Madness of America's First Female Tycoon. ISBN 978-0-385-53198-6.

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 when women weren't even allowed to vote, never mind concern themselves with interest rates, she lived by her own rules. In Hetty, Charles Slack reexamines her life and legacy, giving us, at long last, a splendidly "nuanced portrait" (Newsweek) of one of the greatest -- and most eccentric -- financiers in American history.

This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.

Zeleence
So interesting!! She did not have a normal life!! She was absolutely brilliant!! Good story for me since I live close to Dartmouth and went to see her home... the views of the water are just beautiful... they have now built Condominiums there along with her home.. Guess the estate is still earning monies. Good read.
Jieylau
I lived in Bellows Falls for many years, and we used to take class trips to places around town, including where Hetty Green used to live, and her and her husband's final resting place. Hetty Green was talked about quite often in BF, even after her death, mostly because she was such a phenomenon for her time. Her frugal way of living, the story of her son's accident and how she refused to pay out money to properly take care of her own boy, and many other strange stories. But she also had a well-known sense of right and wrong when it came to lending money at reasonable rates to those who truly needed it. There were times when I thought the storyline was a little dry and lengthy, but I'm glad that the author took the time to write her story with profound detail and allowing the reader to be the one to critique her actions. I often wondered about this mysterious, Wall Street genius, and I am pleased to have a more complete vision of this woman.
Jerdodov
I have been intrigued with the stories of Gerry since I first heard of her. I only wish I had learned of her many years before I did. I was just learning about stocks and bonds when I heard of her. Wish I had learned more about $$$ and smart Hetty long before I did!
SupperDom
I had heard of Hetty Green from the Guinness book of records so i was always interested. This book paints a fuller picture of the woman and she wasn't the world class miser you thought, but she was definitely miserly. It's a nice bio but never explains or tries to explain WHY she was the way she was. You get hints but no real examination of her behavior or what caused her to visit free clinics or think everyone was trying to rip her off. She had friends and long time colleagues, but you read this book and still want to know why she was the way she was. She had a seat the table with the likes of Morgan and Rockefeller, but no perspective from the other barons are included, too bad. Other than that, it's an interesting read about a pretty amazing woman.
Eigeni
A true financial genius, a woman whose life seemed enveloped in amassing wealth, Hetty seemed lost in a maze of dollars and little else. Very interesting read about a woman with a one track mind who seemed to deny all of the beauty that life has to offer.
Onath
I enjoy reading history relating to the USA. This fit right in showing the life of Hetty Green and her family. Her obsession with wealth and her ability to continuously add to it. The down side were the restrictions she imposed not only on herself but her children to spend this wealth.

The author not only conveys Hetty's life but how her family for into the events of the country. This provide a good look of life in the late 1800's and into the 1900's.

I enjoyed all the fact presented and found it an enjoyable read that held my attention throughout.
Adoraris
She didn't win her fortune with her looks! Hetty was a tough old bird and a delight to read. She reigned at a time when the Robber Barons and similar types were ruthless and exclusively male. She was an exception only in the area of sex. She gave no quarter to anyone, definitely not to competitors. Libbers will love her. She should have appeared on a postage stamp though I am not aware that she ever did. It's fun to read and inspiring in many ways. Even her detractors loved her if only to hate her!
Wow... Hetty built up such a fortune and denied herself the simplest pleasures in life - just as her father had done before her. Her daughter lived a sheltered childhood but her son Ned went to Texas. Ned was the only member of the Green family who used the money to its intended purpose - to live life. Such a well written book, I truly enjoyed it. Hoping to find more by this author.
Hetty: The Genius and Madness of America's First Female Tycoon ebook
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Charles Slack
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