!!> KINDLE ❅ A Disposition to Be Rich ❂ Author Geoffrey C. Ward – Thomashillier.co.uk



10 thoughts on “A Disposition to Be Rich

  1. says:

    Geoffrey C Ward, a well renowned historian, especially regarding the work he has completed with Ken Burns , painstakingly pieced together a magnificent retelling of his infamous great grandpa, Ferd Ward Ferd was a sociopath who would stop at nothing to cheat folks out of their money even an ex President war hero U.S Grant and his own flesh n blood son, Clarence It is a wild ride to read this story, to say the least I enjoyed how G.C Ward started out by telling the tale of Ferd s parents Geoffrey C Ward, a well renowned historian, especially regarding the work he has completed with Ken Burns , painstakingly pieced together a magnificent retelling of his infamous great grandpa, Ferd Ward Ferd was a sociopath who would stop at nothing to cheat folks out of their money even an ex P...


  2. says:

    Author Ward mines his own family for a fascinating story it seems one of his ancestors was rather similar to Bernie Madoff.It makes on wonder about geneology perhaps one might not want to know such things about ones ancestors.But, an excellent and long book If you get tire...


  3. says:

    Did we really need to find out about the author s missionary ancesots Their tales could be edited out to focus on the main character.


  4. says:

    The subtitle of the book, which is a bit of a run on sentence, is like the executive summary for the book 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 I can t speak to the best hated man part, but the rest of it is not an exaggeration The book is about the life of Ferdinand Ward, and it was written by his great grandson, so there was excellent access to family records, as well as to peopl The subtitle of the book, which ...


  5. says:

    Author Geoffrey Ward tells the reader from the start Ferdinand Ward was my great grandfather Usually books written about a forbear salute their great accomplishments This is the only biography I know of, where the forbear is a scoundrel These stories are usually left to someone else.Many biographies begin with the subje...


  6. says:

    This is a phenomenally interesting read which is part biography, part character study, and part period piece of the US in the mid to late 1800s from the point of view of both a regular ish family and rich New Yorkers on Wall Street.The book tells the story of Ferdinand Ward who was the late 19th Century s Bernie Madoff, but not only did Ward bilk investors out of millions, he also somehow snookered former President Ulysses S Grant in to being his business partne...


  7. says:

    Just an excellent tale of woe in the victorian age I thought the author great grandson of the subject was very objective and minimized any opinions that the current generations of Wards had I tried to imagine my g grandfather as a well known crook A very interesting possition The book gives few details of the end of Ferd s life I would have liked to se...


  8. says:

    I really enjoyed this book I learned so much about history and I was fascinated with the lives of all those involved Couldn t believe how loyal the Ward family was to their son brother People are crazy and some things n...


  9. says:

    An engrossing read a truly amazing story Academics might not find it analytical enough, but everyone else will just find themselves mesmerized by a tale that involves some of the biggest names in the Gilded Age, including Pres...


  10. says:

    I really enjoyed this book.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

A Disposition to Be Rich PDF Epub A Disposition To Be Rich Geoffrey C Ward Bandcamptomp3.co.uk Ferdinand Ward Was The Greatest Swindler Of The Gilded Age Through His Unapologetic Villainy, He Bankrupted Ulysses S Grant And Ran Roughshod Over The Entire World Of Finance Now, His Compelling, Behind The Scenes Story Is Told Told By His Great Grandson, Award Winning Historian Geoffrey C Ward.Ward Was The Bernie Madoff Of His Day, A Supposed Genius At Making Big Money Fast On Wall Street Who Turned Out To Have Been Running A Giant Pyramid Scheme One 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 With Charm, Energy, And A Total Lack Of Conscience, Made Himself The Business Partner Of The 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 Family Documents Never Before Examined, Geoffrey C Ward Traces His Great Grandfather S Rapid Rise To Riches And Fame And His Even Dizzying Fall From Grace There Are Mistresses And Mansions Along The Way Fast Horses And 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 Here Is A Great Story About A Classic American Con Artist, Told With Boundless Charm And Dry Wit By One Of Our Finest Historians.