THE MAN WHO BOUGHT THE  by Thomas Ewing Dabney

THE MAN WHO BOUGHT THE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The biography of Conrad Nicholson Hilton, the wonder man of hotel business, tells a story of special appeal for business men and hotel people. Now operating 16 hotels in 12 cities, Puerto Rico and Mexico, his career started in New Mexico, where politics, banking and assorted other activities first claimed him, and in Texas where he found hotel business his life's work. His sharp trading, bluff and persistence, his original and overwhelming manner in handling financial transactions brought him a full quota of ups and downs, eventually led to the purchase of the Plaza, along with the Roosevelt, in New York, the Mayflower in Washington and other hostelries of note. An interesting side-light on big business in a specialized field.

Pub Date: Jan. 1st, 1950
Publisher: Duell, Sloan & Pearce