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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 / by Geoffrey C. Ward.

(Author).
  • ISBN: 9780679445302
  • ISBN: 0679445307
  • Description: p. cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf,

Available copies

  • 6 copies at NOBLE (All Libraries).

Current holds

0 current holds with 6 total copies.

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Beverly Main Adult Nonfiction CT 275 .W2752 W37 2012 (Text to phone) Available -
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Content descriptions

General Note: "This is a Borzoi book"--T.p. verso.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Note: 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 -- Epilogue: The loving father.
Subject: Ward, Ferdinand De Wilton, 1851-1925.
Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885 > Friends and associates.
Ward, F. De W. (Ferdinand De Wilton), 1812-1891.
Capitalists and financiers > United States > Biography.
Swindlers and swindling > United States > Biography.
Financial crises > United States > History > 19th century.
Ponzi schemes > New York (State) > New York > History > 19th century.
Children of clergy > New York (State) > Biography.
Rochester (N.Y.) > Biography.
New York (N.Y.) > Biography.