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Friday, October 4, 2013

Book Beginnings: Meet You in Hell

Book Beginnings on Friday is a meme hosted by Gilion at Rose City Reader. Anyone can participate; just share the opening sentence of your current read, making sure that you include the title and author so others know what you're reading.

Meet You in Hell: Andrew Carnegie, Henry Clay Frick, and the Bitter Partnership That Changed America by Les Standiford

"On a promising New York day not long before the Treaty of Versailles put an end to a war that had threatened the very fabric of civilization, or so the story goes, one of America's wealthiest men--his holdings valued at more than $100 billion in today's dollars--sat up in his sickbed in his Manhattan home and called to one of his caregivers for a pen and paper."

WOW, that's a lot of money. Few people realize that the robber barons of the Gilded Age were much more rich than the Buffets, Gateses and the other wealthiest people today.

4 comments:

Lianne @ caffeinatedlife.net said...

Wow, a lot of money indeed! Interesting opening--and the book sounds very interesting :)

Happy reading! My Friday Book Memes

Elizabeth said...

I read this book...wasn't too excited about it.

I hope you enjoy it. It is a great beginning.

THANKS.

Elizabeth
Silver's Reviews
My Book Beginnings

Gilion Dumas said...

Sounds like an interesting premise for a book. I read a biography about Rockefeller and would like to learn more about those robber barons.

This is the first week in a while I’ve had time to leave comments and not just fly by. Thanks for participating in Book Beginnings on Friday!

JC Jones said...

That is a lot of money. Now I wonder what he wanted to write.

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