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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, Geoffrey C. Ward, (Hoopla electronic 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, Geoffrey C. Ward, (Hoopla electronic resource)

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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
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A disposition to be rich:
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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
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Geoffrey C. Ward
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eng
Summary
Ferdinand Ward was the Bernie Madoff of his generation-a supposed genius at making big money fast on Wall Street, who turned out to have been running a giant pyramid scheme that ultimately collapsed in one of the greatest financial scandals in American history. The son of a Protestant missionary and small-town pastor with secrets of his own to keep, Ward came to New York at twenty-one and in less than a decade, armed only with charm, energy, and a total lack of conscience, made himself the business partner of a former president of the United States and was widely hailed as the "Young Napoleon of Finance." In truth, he turned out to be a complete fraud, his entire life marked by dishonesty, cowardice, and contempt for anything but his own interests.Drawing from thousands of never-before-examined family documents, Geoffrey C. Ward traces his great-grandfather's rapid rise to riches and fame, and his even more dizzying fall from grace. There are mistresses and mansions along the way; fast horses, crooked bankers, and corrupt New York officials; courtroom confrontations and six years in Sing Sing; and Ferdinand's desperate scheme to kidnap his own son to get his hands on the estate his late wife had left the boy. A Disposition to Be Rich is a great story about a classic American con artist, told with boundless charm and dry wit by one of our finest historians
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Ward, Geoffrey C
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974.7/03092
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Read by Robertson Dean
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  • Dean, Robertson
  • hoopla digital
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  • Ward, Ferdinand De Wilton
  • Capitalists and financiers
  • Swindlers and swindling
  • Financial crises
  • Ponzi schemes
  • Grant, Ulysses S.
  • Children of clergy
  • Ward, F. De W.
  • Rochester (N.Y.)
  • New York (N.Y.)
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adult
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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, Geoffrey C. Ward, (Hoopla electronic resource)
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 audio file (14hr., 30 min.))
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9781452625393
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10755648
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MWT10755648
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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, Geoffrey C. Ward, (Hoopla electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
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digital storage
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not applicable
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unknown
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  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (14hr., 30 min.))
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unknown
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  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
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not applicable
Isbn
9781452625393
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(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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not applicable
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown
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digital.
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10755648
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MWT10755648
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unknown
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access
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sound
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digital recording
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  • other
  • remote
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other
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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not applicable
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