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  • Essentially a book about the self made man, how an entrepreneur makes his money, loses it, is treated by his so-called peers and the stigma attached to individualism this book would appeal to not only those interested in business but quite simply those who like a bit of an adventure, a good read and to see the wicked witch get her just deserts

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      It is rare that hardbacks make their way into my library these days, but this book published in 1955 is one of the few. Cash McCall was originally published by Houghton Mifflin and is the story of a businessman who made his millions by buying and selling companies.

      McCall rents the tenth floor of the Hotel Ivanhoe and it has been rumoured by some that he also owns the hotel. Cash McCall is also single and when this comes to the attention of the Under Manager Mrs Maud Kennard the scheming woman realises that if she can attract


      him as the ideal wife she could be made for life.

      In the meantime Cash buys (and sells at a large profit) a company called Suffolk Moulding. When Mrs Kennard discovers that McCall is not the owner of the hotel, that he has fallen in love with another woman (who just so happens to be the daughter of Grant Austen who owned Suffolk Moulding) and then that he has sold the company(without telling Austen) for a one million dollar profit - she screams sour grapes and insight Grant Austen to file for conspiracy to defraud.

      Cash McCall is a ...


      • self made man, and there are many who despise this. Grant Austen sold his business because the thought that he was going to lose it and then like so many men who have worked hard all their lives, been ‘company men’ he became lost when he discovered that he had nothing to do. Maud Kennard is one of those who despises men like McCall - unless of course they are benefitting directly from their money - this is the character that you love to hate in this book and she is wonderfully crafted by the author.

        Part

        romance, part business, part thriller, Cash McCall is an intriguing novel. The plot twists and turns with a wide selection of support characters and plots well written to keep you on the edge of your seat.

        Essentially a book about the self made man, how an entrepreneur makes his money, loses it, is treated by his so-called peers and the stigma attached to individualism this book would appeal to not only those interested in business but quite simply those who like a bit of an adventure, a good read and to see the wicked witch get her just deserts.




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