A Disposition to Be Rich

A Disposition to Be Rich

How A Small-town Pastor's Son Ruined An American President, Brought on A Wall Street Crash, and Made Himself the Best-hated Man in the United States

Book - 2012
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The compelling, unknown, behind-the-scenes story of the greatest swindler of the Gilded Age, whose villainy bankrupted Ulysses S. Grant and stunned the world of finance--told by his great-grandson, the award-winning historian Ward
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, c2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780679445302
Branch Call Number: BIO Ward
Characteristics: 418 p., [32] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm


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Agent13 Jul 09, 2012

It seems (?) that every family has a "Black Sheep", and it is true of the Ward family. Wait till you meet Ferdie Ward in this detailed book written by a family member out to mend, or prune, a bad branch in the family tree. In the course of the book, Ferdie's acts lead to taking down a financial institution and an American president. I cannot think which is worse: deceiving your business associates and clients, who you have a fiduciary responsibility to, or to your own flesh and blood. Read this book and come to your own conclusions.


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