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Little Man in a Big Hurry: The Life of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, Uranium King and Art Collector Hardcover – January 15, 2009

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Gene Hirshhorn LePere is the second daughter of Joseph Hirshhorn, born in October of 1926. Ms. LePere received her B.A. from the University of Southern California in 1949, and her MBA from Pace University in 1977. Raised in Great Neck, New York, the author has lived a bi-coastal life, living in both Los Angeles and New York. She has traveled extensively to India, China, the South Pacific, Jordan, Israel, Oman, Yemen, Turkey, Egypt, and "everywhere but South America." She is the author of Never Pass This Way Again, and has worked as a marketing researcher, antiques dealer, decorator, and social worker, as well as working for Reader's Digest magazine. The author currently works as a genealogist and enjoys hand quilting in her spare time. She lives in Los Angeles, California. To visit the author's website, please visit genehirshhornlepere.com.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 271 pages
  • Publisher: Vantage Press Inc (January 15, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0533160790
  • ISBN-13: 978-0533160792
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 1.2 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,625,544 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Sondra Lender on July 11, 2012
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This book is a great read for anyone interested in a classic rags to riches tale. Joe Hirshhorn clearly lived the American dream. I appreciated the author's ability to laud the man (and he is obviously quite laudable, for a number of different aspects of his life), but also to show the difficult side. It seems that everyone, even his closest friends and family, had slightly mixed feelings about Mr. Hirshhorn. Readers will surely be interested in the intimate details that made this legend, from his earliest days in Europe, to the tenements of Williamsburg, to Wall Street, to bountiful Canadian uranium fields, ending up with his name forever memorialized on the mall in Washington, D.C.
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This book is a great piece of history of how an immigrant became a friend and benefactor of this country.
His gift to the country of The Hirshhorn Gallery in Washington stands on thThe Mall in Washington. Gene LePere's gift of this well written book is really a tribute to all people of industry.
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