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The Richest Woman in America: Hetty Green in the Gilded Age
 
 
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Janet Wallach.
Publisher Nan A. Talese  
Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 9.5 x 6.5 x 1.1 inches
ISBN 9780385531979
Pages/Publication Date 281/2012
Daedalus Item Code 43130
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America's first female tycoon, Hetty Green was mocked for her Quaker ways, her unfashionable frugality, and other eccentricities. But as Janet Wallach reveals in this entertaining profile, those who knew Green admired her wit and wisdom, and she steadily amassed a fortune worth at least $100 million in 1916 (equivalent to about $2.5 billion today) that supported businesses, churches, municipalities, and even the city of New York, while financiers around her rose and fell as financial bubbles burst.

"Aspiring investors might want to memorize Hetty Green's words as they do Warren Buffett's.... In telling Green's story, Wallach also tells the story of America's repeated busts and booms in a way that seems very relevant right now."Washington Post

"Despite her shrewd investment acumen, [Green's] remarkable achievements were often overshadowed by her well-publicized eccentricities.... Most journalists failed to acknowledge her blistering business savvy and the tremendous power she wielded in a male-dominated arena. Wallach does Green long-overdue service by providing an evenhanded account."Booklist

 
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