Monday, September 24, 2012

The Richest Woman in America by Janet Wallach

Hetty Green was the richest woman in America at the end of the 19th Century, but there was nothing flashy or snooty about her. THE RICHEST WOMAN IN AMERICA by Janet Wallach is read by Colleen Marlo for audio, and chronicles how Wall Street operated in the Gilden Age, enduring rivalries and crashes. It's the portrait of an iconoclast who defied expectations and remained an individual, frugal and wise in the midst of fools. For the contrast between Hetty and today's bankers, it's a history we should all learn.

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