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The Resource How not to get rich : the financial misadventures of Mark Twain, Alan Pell Crawford

How not to get rich : the financial misadventures of Mark Twain, Alan Pell Crawford

Label
How not to get rich : the financial misadventures of Mark Twain
Title
How not to get rich
Title remainder
the financial misadventures of Mark Twain
Statement of responsibility
Alan Pell Crawford
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Twain was an active, even giddy, participant in all the great booms and busts of his time, launching himself into one harebrained get-rich scheme after another. But far from striking it rich, he failed with comical regularity in an era notorious for its wealth and excess. Mining firms failed; importing coca leaves from the Amazon fizzled. Crawford tells Twain's story of financial optimism and perseverance, and in doing so creates a cracked-mirror history of American business itself
Summary
Describes how Twain's continued, and occasionally hare-brained, attempts to strike it rich all ended miserably, including a failed silver mine and a plan to market “energizing” coca leaves from the Amazon with no way to import them
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10600279
Cataloging source
PNX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Crawford, Alan Pell
Dewey number
818/.409
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Twain, Mark
  • Authors, American
  • Speculation
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • HISTORY
  • HUMOR
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the financial misadventures of Mark Twain
Label
How not to get rich : the financial misadventures of Mark Twain, Alan Pell Crawford
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-218) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Whatever I touch turns to gold" -- "That splendid enterprise" -- "Do you gamble?" -- "I had to seek another livelihood" -- "All that glitters" -- "Rich and brimful of vanity" -- "The richest place on Earth" -- "Poor, pitiful business!" -- "It is ours--all ours--everything" -- "In fairyland" -- "To live in this style ..." -- "How the ignorant and inexperienced succeed" -- "A lie & a fraud" -- "The proportions of my prosperity" -- "This awful mechanical miracle" -- "Our prosperity became embarrassing" -- "Get me out of business!" -- "His money is tainted" -- "Mark Twain loses all" -- "Knocked flat on my back" -- "Money for a monument" -- "You cannot lose a penny" -- "To succeed in business ..."
Control code
on1005933141
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xi, 224 pages
Isbn
9780544836464
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1005933141
Label
How not to get rich : the financial misadventures of Mark Twain, Alan Pell Crawford
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-218) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Whatever I touch turns to gold" -- "That splendid enterprise" -- "Do you gamble?" -- "I had to seek another livelihood" -- "All that glitters" -- "Rich and brimful of vanity" -- "The richest place on Earth" -- "Poor, pitiful business!" -- "It is ours--all ours--everything" -- "In fairyland" -- "To live in this style ..." -- "How the ignorant and inexperienced succeed" -- "A lie & a fraud" -- "The proportions of my prosperity" -- "This awful mechanical miracle" -- "Our prosperity became embarrassing" -- "Get me out of business!" -- "His money is tainted" -- "Mark Twain loses all" -- "Knocked flat on my back" -- "Money for a monument" -- "You cannot lose a penny" -- "To succeed in business ..."
Control code
on1005933141
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xi, 224 pages
Isbn
9780544836464
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1005933141

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