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The Resource 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, Geoffrey C. Ward

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, Geoffrey C. Ward

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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
Title
A disposition to be rich
Title remainder
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
Statement of responsibility
Geoffrey C. Ward
Title variation
disposition to be rich
Title variation remainder
how a small-town pastors son ruined an American president, brought on a Wall Street crash, and made himself the best-hated man in the United States
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Documents the story of Gilded Age con artist Ferdinand Ward, recounting how his large-scale pyramid operation and other sensational schemes triggered one of the greatest financial scandals in American history
Writing style
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2012.
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10109633
Cataloging source
DLC
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Ward, Geoffrey C
Dewey number
  • 974.7/03092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
CT275.W2752
LC item number
W37 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Ward, Ferdinand De Wilton
  • Capitalists and financiers
  • Swindlers and swindling
  • Financial crises
  • Ponzi schemes
  • Grant, Ulysses S.
  • Children of clergy
  • Ward, F. De W.
  • Rochester (N.Y.)
  • New York (N.Y.)
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
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
Label
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, Geoffrey C. Ward
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [389]-399] and index
Contents
pt. 1. The puritan. The higher calling ; Labouring in hope ; Chastened and sanctified -- pt. 2. One of the Worst Boys. A contest for Principle & Truth ; The triumph of the monster, "War" ; Suspected of evil -- pt. 3. The Young Napoleon of finance. The avaricious spirit ; The bonanza man ; The imaginary business ; Tears of grateful joy -- The end has come -- pt. 4. The best-hated man in the United States. A magnificent and audacious swindle ; A verdict at Last ; The model prisoner ; All that loved me are in heaven -- pt. 5. The loving father. Driven to desperation ; The kidnapping. Father
Control code
2011035140
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
418 p.
Isbn
9780679445302
Lccn
2011035140
Other physical details
ill.
Label
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, Geoffrey C. Ward
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [389]-399] and index
Contents
pt. 1. The puritan. The higher calling ; Labouring in hope ; Chastened and sanctified -- pt. 2. One of the Worst Boys. A contest for Principle & Truth ; The triumph of the monster, "War" ; Suspected of evil -- pt. 3. The Young Napoleon of finance. The avaricious spirit ; The bonanza man ; The imaginary business ; Tears of grateful joy -- The end has come -- pt. 4. The best-hated man in the United States. A magnificent and audacious swindle ; A verdict at Last ; The model prisoner ; All that loved me are in heaven -- pt. 5. The loving father. Driven to desperation ; The kidnapping. Father
Control code
2011035140
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
418 p.
Isbn
9780679445302
Lccn
2011035140
Other physical details
ill.

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