Pirate's Gold: Andrew Coe Book Talk
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About the Event
A small-town boy from Massachusetts, Henry Huttleston "Hell-Hound" Rogers helped build Standard Oil into the world’s largest oil company, gaining renown as a notorious Wall Street “pirate.” After he died, his children inherited $49,000,000--billions in today's money. None of his descendants lived so large as Rogers’ son, Colonel Henry Rogers Jr., and his two children, Millicent and Harry. During the 1920s, the public was fascinated by the saga of Millicent’s ill-fated marriage to Count Salm, the Austrian tennis champion with matinee idol good looks. In the 1930s Harry’s involvement in the death of an actress at a drunken party was front page news in every city in the country. "Pirate's Gold" looks beneath the headlines to uncover the roots of these stories: the struggles over money and love, and the difficulties of living up to one’s famous family name.
Andrew Coe is a writer and independent scholar. He has written award-winning books on food history and articles in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Saveur, Gastronominca, and other publications. He is a direct descendant of Henry Huttleston Rogers.
This event will be taking place at Fairhaven Town Hall Auditorium. Registration is strongly suggested due to COVID capacity limits, masks are required. A $5 donation is suggested for this event.