Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Everybody Ought to Be Rich: The Life and Times of John J. Raskob, CapitalistEverybody Ought to Be Rich: The Life and Times of John J. Raskob, Capitalist by David Farber

I really wish that when you mark something as "to read" that Goodreads had a field where I could add info about who recommended this book, or where I heard about it. I have no idea how I heard about this biography. I typically don't read biographies. Perhaps it's because I read media about the new musical "Empire" that premiered off-Broadway in January. Perhaps it was in an industry publication I read, since John Raskob did some very early and innovative fundraising in the first few decades of the 20th century. Or, maybe at one point Amazon offered it free on Kindle and I downloaded it. I don't know.
Through this book, you learn a lot about the US and how, even in 1901, there were so many systems not yet written into existence. John Raskob worked his way up and into extreme wealth, even withstanding the Great Depression. I think it's worth a read.

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