free ead î E-book, or Kindle E-pub ñ Charles SlackThis was a uick and enjoyable ead a lady Had Never Heard Of Before This Most Of Us had never heard of before Most of us have least a passing familiarity with names like Jay Gould Andrew Carnegie Cornelius Vanderbilt J P Morgan etc but how many have actually heard of Hetty Green n e Hetty Howland Robinson 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 ichest woman in America during its Gilded Age She also had the gumption to go head to head with the much feared Collis P Huntington leader of the Big Four who controlled most of the early American A Bold Carnivore: An Alphabet of Predators rail networks She built up such a formidable money lending business that newspapers used to feature headlines like Hetty Green Cuts Rates much like how the WSJ wouldeport on the Fed s moves today Perhaps what she was most famous for at the time was her extreme miserliness despite her enormous wealth to the extent where she brought. 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 Goodbye Sarajevo: A True Story of Courage, Love and Survival right to vote there was Hetty Green America'sichest woman who stood alone among the Lifting roguish giants of the Gilded Age as the first lady of capitalism and isemembered as the Witch of Wall StreetAt the time of her death in 1916 Hetty Green's personal fortune was estimated at 100 million 16 billion today and the financial empire she built on Mathruhridayam real estate andailroads ivaled that of Andrew Carnegie Jay Gould J P Morgan John D Rockefeller and some of the nation's biggest banks Today Hetty Green anks near the top of America's list of greatest financiers in com. .
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*the bottom parts *bottom parts be washed to save money and neighbours asked for only the bottom parts to be washed to save money and neighbours see her on top of her house fixing her own A Life In School: What The Teacher Learned roof The writer tries to be balanced in his portrayal of her though citing her support of as many as 30 churches at one time by providing them cheap loans at way below marketates Yes they were loans not outright donations because with Hetty Green nothing came free but stillYou will not get a step by step manual on how to Get Rich With This Book But The rich with this book but the she stood by are there and overall it was an interesting bit of history This is a very average book It contains a few interesting snippets but if one wants to ead about interesting business people there are many better optionsI found too much of the text was devoted to years before she started in business Undoubtedly this was because the author was able to gather material about these years not because they were very elevant in themselvesIt also turns me off when an author makes conjectures. Pany with Microsoft founder Bill Gates and billionaire investor Warren Buffett But in history books she has The House That Had Enough remained merely a footnote a miser and an eccentric whose character flaws and personal choices unjustly overshadowed heremarkable accomplishments on the fierce battlefield of American industry and commerceIn Hetty Charles Slack The Devil's Snake Curve: A Fan's Notes From Left Field reexamines the life work and conflicted legacy of the exceptionallyesourceful The March Up: Taking Baghdad with the 1st Marine Division ruthless and inimitable woman who turned a comfortable inheritance into a fortune through instinct courage cunning greed and determination to succeed at a man's game on her own terms from her childhood in the uaker community of New Bedford Massachusetts where she learned about business byeading finan. Using the term undoubtedly which this author does than onceA Die Hard Reader Of Business Biographies May Like This Book hard Pimpinella Meerprinzessin 1: Ankunft im Muschelschloss (German Edition) reader of business biographies may like this bookate it average as I did A eader who is not that keen on the genre will undoubtedly be put off the the genre completely after this Hetty Green known to her legion of detractors as the WITCH OF WALL STREET BECAME THE RICHEST WOMAN IN of Wall Street became the ichest woman in world through a combination of financial genius and utter Défendre Jacob ruthlessness living like a pauper and caring nothing for what the world thought of her Her two children found it much less pleasant Not a likable character by any means and yet there is something almost admirable in the way this flinty uintessentially New England Yankee competed with powerful men in a man s world and won This is a fascinating story now largely forgotten with numerous local angles and locations from New Bedford to Vermont Alan I loved this book and haveead it twice A well esearched and deftly written biography of one of the early 20th century s most intriguing Americans. Cial papers to her father to the battle over her
*inheritance that was *that was of the most controversial legal cases of her time; from her collisions with ailroad magnate Collis Huntington to her Black Gold in North Dakota rescue of New York City from financialuinLooking well beyond the lore and historical prejudices Charles Slack presents a full portrait of a true American original a female Citizen Kane who having turned away from the conventions of her time as a woman a wife a mother and a mogul led a life of a different sort with occasionally tragic esults becoming both a hero and a victim of her era Above all it is a story of an uncompromising larger than life flawed woman who uled a vast financial empire but was known simply as Hetty.