The Richest Woman in America

I have just finished reading The Richest Woman in America by Janet Wallach  (HG 2463. G74 W35 2012)  It is an interesting biography of Hetty Green, who lived from 1834-1916.

It is a fascinating look at a woman who defied conventions of the time to become a shrewd investor and earned millions over her lifetime.  She was accused of being penurious and declining health care for her son when he was injured, but the book shows that she had a benevolent side also.

Please come by the JSCC Library and check this book out.

Scott Cohen


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