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The Richest Woman in America

Hetty Green in the Gilded Age
Wallach, Janet (Book - 2012 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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A captivating biography of America's first female tycoon, Hetty Green, the iconoclast who forged one of the greatest fortunes of her time.
Authors: Wallach, Janet, 1942-
Title: The richest woman in America
Hetty Green in the gilded age
Publisher: New York : Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, c2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: xvi, 281 p. :,ill. ;,25 cm.
Summary: A captivating biography of America's first female tycoon, Hetty Green, the iconoclast who forged one of the greatest fortunes of her time.
Local Note: 6 53 74 76 80 118 143 188 198 210 211 216 226 231 243 244 250 262 280
ISBN: 9780385531979
0385531974
Statement of Responsibility: Janet Wallach
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. [249]-261) and index.
Subject Headings: Green, Hetty Howland Robinson, 1835-1916. Women capitalists and financiers United States Biography. Millionaires United States Biography.
Topical Term: Women capitalists and financiers
Millionaires
LCCN: 2012005657
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Feb 09, 2014
  • markd rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

An excellent bit of history - made more real for me as I spend time each every summer in South Dartmouth where we overlook Round Hill and the mansion that once belonged to Colonel Green (Ned - Hetty's son). Until I picked this book up - I did not realize the connection to New Bedford - my birthplace. I really enjoyed this book. I had heard how Hetty was the "witch of Wall Street". This book suggests a much more nuanced person. Janet Wallach has written a very accessible book and is correct in pointing out that history repeats - especially when it comes to money, finance and investing. We see similar booms and busts every number of years.

Dully sets the facts straight.

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