Hetty: The Genius and Madness of America's First Female Tycoon ebook
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.
This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.