Hetty

UnknownHetty: The Genius and Madness of America’s First Female Tycoon
by Charles Slack
2004/288 pages
Rating:  8 / biography

What a fun book!  I really didn’t expect it to be so entertaining.  And Hetty is a rather surprising woman in some ways.   As I read I think I know her and then she does the most surprising things – like make a friends with folks so different from herself and going to Europe on her honeymoon.   Other times she’s just exactly what I expected – greedy and conniving.  And although she lived very modestly, loved her children, was loyal to her husband and was good to her neighbors.   She even stood up for the working poor.  Stuff you don’t hear about her.  >>>>MORE>>>> 

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