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Feb 18, 2022

Matt Crawford speaks with author William Hazelgrove about his book, Greed in the Gilded Age. Deemed the crime of the century in 1904 this is the story of the ultimate con. Claiming to be the illegitimate daughter of the robber baron Andrew Carnegie, Chadwick used greed, avarice and male chauvinism to dupe multiple banks into lending her millions of dollars. With nothing more than a forged promissory note and psychological manipulation this young woman played educated and learned men to achieve her decadent lifestyle. When caught Carnegie himself would have to grace the court with his presence, was this young woman his daughter after all? An unbelievable and rapturous read, this is another difficult one to put down.