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Author Kriplen, Nancy.
Title The eccentric billionaire : John D. MacArthur--empire builder, reluctant philanthropist, relentless adversary / Nancy Kriplen.
Imprint New York : AMACOM, [2008]

Author Kriplen, Nancy.
Subject MacArthur, John D., 1897-1978.
Capitalists and financiers -- United States -- Biography.
Billionaires -- United States -- Biography.
Businesspeople -- United States -- Biography.
Philanthropists -- United States -- Biography.
Add Title John D. MacArthur--empire builder, reluctant philanthropist, relentless adversary
Description 1 online resource (xii, 224 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 213-215) and index.
Contents Ransoming the ruby -- Breaking the sod -- Baby John -- Life with father -- The competitor -- Every little breeze -- Catherine T -- Staying afloat -- The mother lode -- Divorce-- and death -- Hat trick -- Down among the sheltering palms -- Banyan trees and hibiscus hedges -- Hogs get slaughtered -- The colonnades -- Founding a foundation -- Palm Beach prometheus -- Lost and sometimes found -- Royal summons -- And with dignity -- Genius.
Summary The fascinating life of one of the most controversial and least-known billionaires in American history.
Note Description based on print version record.
ISBN 9780814409626 (electronic bk.)
0814409628 (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN 9786611271275
OCLC # 190862294
Additional Format Print version: Kriplen, Nancy. Eccentric billionaire. New York : AMACOM, c2008 9780814408896 0814408893 (DLC) 2007031227 (OCoLC)162126913

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