Friday, February 19, 2016

Book Beginnings: The Richest Woman in America

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.

The Richest Woman in America: The Life and Times of Hetty Green by Janet Wallach
 "A pack of reporters swarmed around the woman who emerged from the heavy doors of the courthouse."

Of course reporters swarmed around her--she was the richest woman in the country and was suing people, and the same things we see in tabloids today weren't unfamiliar to tabloids in 1896.

1 comment:

Maria said...

I like the beginning...and the sound of this book - for some reason I don't know anything about this woman and as a history major - that is a real shame! I am adding it to my GR reading list. Here's my Friday meme