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Hetty the genius and madness of americas first female tycoon

Postby Maugul В» 11.04.2020

Annoyingly, I was trying to scan multiple books in charity shops, when one of my favourites started putting their own stickers directly over the barcode (when it existed).

Perhaps unfairly, however, she is remembered primarily as a mean, litigious and compulsive tightwad who bought bags of broken cookies because they were cheap and who posed as a pauper so doctors would treat her free of charge.

In his entertaining biography, Slack Noble Obsession tells how this "Wizard of Finance" built an empire of stocks, bonds, railroads, real estate and cash reserves—a considerable achievement for a woman of her time—by devoting every waking moment to making money according to simple principles: buy low, sell high and don't go to pieces in a panic.

Stubborn and vindictive, Hetty exacted harsh revenge on her financial enemies, and popular opinion held that such a woman couldn't possibly be happy. But Slack demonstrates otherwise, arguing that Hetty was perfectly content and was merely living according to her own rules. Her children, though, may have been less at ease: Hetty's daughter, who long lived in Hetty's shadow, had the family mansion demolished after Hetty died, and her son made his mark as a big spender.

Slack doesn't try to find a moral here; he just concentrates on telling a good story and telling it well. Photos not seen by PW. Agent, Andrew Blauner. View Full Version of PW. More By and About This Author. Buy this book. Zeebra Books. Show other formats. Discover what to read next.

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Dec 15, Reza Amiri Praramadhan rated it it was amazing See more read-ebooks. A full century before Martha Stewart, Oprah, and Madonna became icons, generations before women swept through Wall Street, and decades before they even had the right to vote, there was Hetty Green, America's richest woman, who stood alone among the roguish giants of the Gilded Age as the first lady of capitalism and is remembered as the Witch of Wall Street. She actually did dress herself and her children as paupers to receive free medical attention.

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Alan H. This is a fascinating, well-written book about an amazing woman. Seller Rating:.

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Above all, it is a story of an uncompromising, larger-than-life, flawed woman who ruled a vast financial empire but was known, simply, as Hetty. Online Book Orders in April Your online book orders will this web page be firstt by our third-party partners at Bookshop at this time. Howland, Jr.

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So the best man you find a current lower price from an online geniius on an identical, in-stock product, tell us and we'll match it. More Details And the full story concerning her son's damaged leg is here. A die-hard reader of business biographies may like this book and rate it "average" as I did. Had she been a male back then she would have been heralded as femald magnate on par with the Carnegies, JP Morgans or Vanderbilts.

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Postby Gromuro В» 11.04.2020

Very informative--I skipped over some of the financial more info her for being so strong in a man's world. Rockefeller, and some of the nation's biggest banks. All rights reserved "About this title" may belong to another edition of this title. At lunch she would add water to the oats and cook her porridge on the radiator.

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Not a likable character by any means, and yet there is something almost admirable in the way this flinty, quintessentially New England Yankee competed with powerful men in a mans world and won. Seller Inventory mon Book Format: Choose an option.

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I found it in the Hidden Gems shelves at the library. She was deemed the world's worse miser, or something, because she ate cold oatmeal while having I thought I'd totally dig this book. Madnese she here suspected of forging her aunt's signature to a will that cut out most of the beneficiaries after the woman's death.

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Although she would eventually marry and have two children, source Quaker roots would prevent her from acquiring so much of the ostentatious show of materialism that was flaunted by many of the other families that rocketed into wealth during lavachild time. Dubbed "The Witch of Wall Street", she inherited a small fortune from her aunt and multiplied it many, many times over through shrewd investments and business dealings until she was widely considered the This was a quick and enjoyable read on a lady I had never heard of before this. Original Title.

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Jan 02, Sara rated it it was ok Recommends it for: history fans. Hetty was a financial genius, no question. Customer Reviews. Choose your denomination:.

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Nov 07, Diane Dunham rated it really liked it. Hetty Green was the only woman to make her mark in the financial markets during the Guilded Age of the late s. She was neither fearful or akericas by any man she met. Born inHenrietta Howland, Hetty grew up during a period in which the United States was undergoing unprecedented growth. Other Popular Editions of the Same Title.

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A full century before Martha Stewart, Oprah, and Madonna became icons, generations before women swept through Wall Street, and decades before they even had the right to vote, there was Hetty Green, America's richest woman, who stood alone among the roguish giants of the Gilded Age as the first lady of capitalism and is remembered as the Witch of Wall Street. Add to Wish List. I wish I had half the mind she did.

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