The biography of a ""semi-naive adventurer"" who rose from London's ghetto to world wide fame through his diamond buying and...

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BARNEY BARNATO: From Whitechapel Clown to Diamond King

The biography of a ""semi-naive adventurer"" who rose from London's ghetto to world wide fame through his diamond buying and finance. Interwoven with his story in South Africa is that of Cecil Rhodes, who involved Barney in politics to forward his empire-building and his portrait is not too flatteringly presented here. Good human drama of a man who followed his star without losing his earlier qualities.

Pub Date: April 21, 1938

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Publisher: Dutton

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 1, 1938