The Eccentric Billionaire: John D. MacArthur--Empire Builder, Reluctant Philanthropist, Relentless Adversary

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THE
ECCENTRIC BILLIONAIRE

JOHN D. MACARTHUR—
EMPIRE BUILDER, RELUCTANT PHILANTHROPIST,
RELENTLESS ADVERSARY

NANCY KRIPLEN

AMERICAN MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION
New York • Atlanta • Brussels • Chicago • Mexico City • San Francisco
Shanghai • Tokyo • Toronto • Washington, D.C.

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Table of contents

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  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Acknowledgments ix
  • Prologue 1
  • Chapter 1 - Ransoming the Ruby 3
  • Chapter 2 - Breaking the Sod 11
  • Chapter 3 - Baby John 17
  • Chapter 4 - Life with Father 23
  • Chapter 5 - The Competitor 33
  • Chapter 6 - Every Little Breeze 43
  • Chapter 7 - Catherine T 49
  • Chapter 8 - Staying Afloat 57
  • Chapter 9 - The Mother Lode 63
  • Chapter 10 - Divorce …And Death 73
  • Chapter 11 - Hat Trick 85
  • Chapter 12 - Down among the Sheltering Palms 95
  • Chapter 13 - Banyan Trees and Hibiscus Hedges 103
  • Chapter 14 - Hogs Get Slaughtered 109
  • Chapter 15 - The Colonnades 117
  • Chapter 16 - Founding a Foundation 127
  • Chapter 17 - Palm Beach Prometheus 135
  • Chapter 18 - Lost and Sometimes Found 141
  • Chapter 19 - Royal Summons 151
  • Chapter 20 - And with Dignity 161
  • Chapter 21 - Genius 169
  • Location of Collections Cited 179
  • Notes 181
  • Selected Bibliography 213
  • Index 217
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