✓ After the Ball: Gilded Age Secrets, Boardroom Betrayals, and the Party That Ignited the Great Wall Street Scandal of 1905 || ↠ PDF Read by ✓ Patricia Beard

By Patricia Beard | Comments: ( 234 ) | Date: ( Jan 17, 2020 )

Glamorous, cultured, and ambitious but fatally young and nai ve James Hazen Hyde was twenty three when he inherited the majority shares in the billion dollar Equitable Life Assurance Society in 1899 Five years later, at the pinnacle of social and financial success, he made a fatal miscalculation, and set in motion the first great Wall Street scandal of the twentiethGlamorous, cultured, and ambitious but fatally young and nai ve James Hazen Hyde was twenty three when he inherited the majority shares in the billion dollar Equitable Life Assurance Society in 1899 Five years later, at the pinnacle of social and financial success, he made a fatal miscalculation, and set in motion the first great Wall Street scandal of the twentieth century On the last night of January 1905, Hyde gave one of the most fabulous balls of the Gilded Age Falsely accused of charging the party to his company, he was sucked into a maelstrom of allegations of corporate malfeasance that involved the era s most famous financiers and industrialists The shocking revelations that followed commanded hundreds of front page stories and led to a government investigation that became a nationwide obsession and changed the law.Set against a backdrop of magnificence, excess, and corrupting glamour, After the Ball s themes are stunningly fresh greed and chicanery, flawed love between fathers and sons, and contradictory American attitudes about wealth.


  • Title: After the Ball: Gilded Age Secrets, Boardroom Betrayals, and the Party That Ignited the Great Wall Street Scandal of 1905
  • Author: Patricia Beard
  • ISBN: 9780060958923
  • Page: 376
  • Format: Paperback

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Comments After the Ball: Gilded Age Secrets, Boardroom Betrayals, and the Party That Ignited the Great Wall Street Scandal of 1905

  • Jeslyn

    Excellent history on the corruption involving the Big Three life insurance companies at the dawn of the 20th century, though Equitable is the focus of this book. Beard did a terrific job of organizing her information into shorter chapters that helped me stay on track (no simple feat, with all of the blind trusts, circuitous business transactions, and tangled affiliations amongst the MANY players). Perhaps the best move, Beard shifts gears about midway to write about the ball that touched off the [...]


  • Melissa

    When I picked this book for book club, I was really excited about it--what a great way to talk about past and present! And it started off really good--all the juicy details of the power people at the turn of the last century. And then it just sorta fizzled. I think part of my issue is I just don't know that much about economics and buisness. Part of me wishes the Planet Money team could just explain the Equitable Life Insurance thing. But it's still fascinating and well written. I just felt like [...]


  • Terri

    Pretty dry and objective. Most of the research was taken from newspapers and court records. The book would have been improved with sources such as personal letters.


  • Sherry

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  • Dawnan

    This is a very interesting biography about my Aunt's grandfather, Henry Hyde.


  • Heather

    A great book! If you're into Wall Street, the early 1900s, power plays, you'll enjoy this.


  • Tiffany Garcia

    Interesting insight to life in the early 20th century and the beginning on big corporations.


  • Jessy Beauvais

    Awesomeed to re-read


  • Tomáš

    Tegnan odporučil,vraj ak chcem byť podnikateľ.


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