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How not to get rich : the financial misadventures of Mark Twain / Alan Pell Crawford.

How not to get rich : the financial misadventures of Mark Twain

Crawford, Alan Pell, author. (Author).

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  • 2 copies at Grand Rapids Public Library

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780544836464
  • ISBN: 0544836464
  • Physical Description: xi, 224 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-218) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
"Whatever I touch turns to gold" -- "That splendid enterprise" -- "Do you gamble?" -- "I had to seek another livelihood" -- "All that glitters" -- "Rich and brimful of vanity" -- "The richest place on Earth" -- "Poor, pitiful business!" -- "It is ours--all ours--everything" -- "In fairyland" -- "To live in this style..." -- "How the ignorant and inexperienced succeed" -- "A lie & a fraud" -- "The proportions of my prosperity" -- "This awful mechanical miracle" -- "Our prosperity became embarrassing" -- "Get me out of business!" -- "His money is tainted" -- "Mark Twain loses all" -- "Knocked flat on my back" -- "Money for a monument" -- "You cannot lose a penny" -- "To succeed in business..."
Summary, etc.:
Describes the famed author's many hare-brained, unsuccessful attempts to strike it rich, including a failed silver mine and a plan to market "energizing" coca leaves from the Amazon with no way to import them.
Subject: Twain, Mark, 1835-1910 > Finance, Personal.
Authors, American > Finance, Personal.
Speculation > United States > History > 19th century.
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