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Getty: Richest Man in the World - Robert Lenzner

Hutchinson, Undated , Hardback.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper.

Illustrated with B&W photographs. Illustrated / decorative end papers. From the cover: “J. Paul Getty’s wealth made him a phenomenon. His life made him a mystery. He seemed to thrive on contradictions. Five times married, with countless women friends, he never achieved close personal links with anyone. He claims to have been a loving son and family man, but he quarrelled endlessly with his parents, and failed to invite them to a single one of his five weddings. Nor did he attend the weddings of any of his four sons. The richest man in the world, he was sixty-eight years old before he settled down in a home of his own (the much-publicized Sutton Place in Surrey), After years ofa nomadic existence living out of suitcases in various hotels. He posed as a man of culture, yet his favourite reading, right up to his deathbed, consisted of the schoolboy stories of G. A. Henty. And when he spent 17 million dollars on building the Getty Museum in California to house his fabulous art collection, he never saw it.”


Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 283 pages.
£8.50