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Villard: the Life and Times of an American Titan

by de Borchgrave, Alexandra Villard

  • ISBN: 9780385486620
  • ISBN10: 0385486626

Villard: the Life and Times of an American Titan

by de Borchgrave, Alexandra Villard

  • List Price: $30.00
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Nan A. Talese
  • Publish date: 01/01/2000
  • ISBN: 9780385486620
  • ISBN10: 0385486626
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Description: In 1853, Henry Villard arrived in New York from Germany penniless and speaking not a word of English. Within three years, he had mastered the language and was covering the events of the day for the nation's top newspapers. His eyewitness reports on the Civil War earned him the admiration of the newspaper community and of both President Lincoln and General Grant. That success marked the beginning of one of the most impressive careers in American social and financial history.

Brought to life by his great-granddaughter, Alexandra Villard de Borchgrave, Henry Villard emerges as a man of courage and integrity, a financial wizard, and an enterprising entrepreneur with a penchant for daring risk-taking. Drawing on Villard's diaries, translated by the accomplished writer John Cullen, Villard is a captivating rags-to-riches story. A pioneer American, Villard set up the first news syndicate in the country and soon after catapulted himself into the presidency of the Northern Pacific Railroad. Along the way, he demonstrated an uncanny ability to meet the right people and gain their trust. He was the toast of New York society until the Panic of 1883 nearly ruined him and forced him to return to Germany. Villard's spirit of enterprise, well-known generosity, and extraordinary business acumen ignited his remarkable comeback in this country.

In telling this dramatic story, the authors vividly re-create the world in which Henry Villard lived and offer a new perspective on the politicians and titans who shaped nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century America.

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