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, by 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, by Geoffrey C. Ward

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
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
by Geoffrey C. Ward
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
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
974.7/03092
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • CT275.W2752
  • CT275.W2752
LC item number
  • W37 2012
  • W37 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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, by Geoffrey C. Ward
Publication
Note
"This is a Borzoi book"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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 -- Epilogue: The Loving Father
Control code
752286941
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
418 pages 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780679445302
Isbn Type
(HRD)
Lccn
2011035140
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, facsimiles, photographs, frontispiece
System control number
  • (CaEvSKY)sky241375684
  • (OCoLC)752286941

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