A benefit for all Music Hall members, Book Club meets on the second Monday of the month in the lounge at Portwalk Place from 6-7:30pm. Evenings include time for socializing followed by a moderated discussion. This month’s title is American Rascal by Greg Steinmetz.

About the Book:

The gripping biography of Jay Gould, the greatest 19th-century robber baron, whose brilliance, greed, and bare-knuckled tactics made him richer than Rockefeller and led Wall Street to institute its first financial reforms.

American Rascal shows Gould’s complex, quirky character. He was at once praised for his brilliance by Rockefeller and Vanderbilt and condemned for forever destroying American business values by Mark Twain. He lived a colorful life, trading jokes with Thomas Edison, figuring in Thomas Nast’s best sketches, paying Boss Tweed’s bail, and commuting to work in a 200-foot yacht.

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For more information, please contact Wes Lovell (603.766.2182, WLovell@themusichall.org)

About Our Moderator

After nearly 15 years as a practicing physicist in the defense electronics industry, Bill Proskow decided to move to the world of finance, turning his long term avocation into a career managing portfolios. His love of studying the history and nuances of the markets continues unabated.

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