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- (Compact Disc)

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Description


The compelling, unknown, behind-the-scenes story of the greatest swindler of the Gilded Age, whose villainy bankrupted Ulysses S. Grant and stunned the world of finance-told by his great-grandson, the award-winning historian Geoffrey C. Ward.

About the Author


Geoffrey C. Ward is an author and screenwriter of various documentary presentations of American history. He wrote the television mini-series "The Civil War" with director Ken Burns and has authored or coauthored numerous books, including "A First-Class Temperament" and "Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson".

Robertson Dean has recorded hundreds of audiobooks in most every genre. He's been nominated for several Audie Awards, won eight Earphones Awards, and was named one of AudioFile magazine's Best Voices of 2010. He lives in Los Angeles, where he records books and acts in film, TV, and (especially) on stage.

Praise For…


"[Ward] narrates a rollicking financial picaresque, but infuses it with psychological depth." ---Publishers Weekly Starred Review

Product Details
ISBN: 9781452605395
ISBN-10: 1452605394
Publisher: Tantor Media Inc
Publication Date: May 2012
Language: English