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After The Ball

(2009)
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Glamorous, cultured, and ambitious -- but fatally young and naive -- 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.

    

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January 2009 : USA Hardback
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Title: After The Ball
Author(s): Patricia Beard
ISBN: 1-4363-5786-1 / 978-1-4363-5786-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Xlibris
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July 2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: After The Ball: Gilded Age Secrets, Boardroom Betrayals, and the Party That Ignited the Great Wall Street Scandal of 1905
Author(s): Patricia Beard
ISBN: 0-06-019939-3 / 978-0-06-019939-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper
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January 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: After The Ball
Author(s): Patricia Beard
ISBN: 1-4363-5785-3 / 978-1-4363-5785-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: XLIBRIS
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May 2004 : USA Paperback
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Title: After The Ball: Gilded Age Secrets, Boardroom Betrayals, and the Party That Ignited the Great Wall Street Scandal of 1905
Author(s): Patricia Beard
ISBN: 0-06-095892-8 / 978-0-06-095892-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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Title: After the Ball
Author(s): Patricia Beard
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