There is a bad apple on the family tree of Emmy Award-winning writer and historian Geoffrey C. Ward: his great-grandfather, Ferdinand Ward. At a book talk presented by the Brooklyn Historical Society, hear the story of Ferdinand Ward’s meteoric rise to become “the Young Napoleon of Wall Street” and his sudden, shocking fall as chronicled in Geofrrey C. Ward’s book A Disposition to be Rich: Ferdinand Ward, the Greatest Swindler of the GIlded Age. Geoffrey C. Ward will share the story of his nefarious ancestor, from his small-town boyhood, through his brief heyday in Brooklyn’s most exclusive neighborhood, and finally to the crash that ruined U.S. Grant, took down Wall Street, and made him “the most hated man in America.” If you are an Untapped Cities Insiders, you can join this event for free! Not an Insider yet? Become a member today to join behind-the-scenes tours and special events all year round!

DATE: Thursday, February 7th, 2019 at 6:30PM- 8:00PM

PRICE: FREE for Untapped Cities Insiders! ($5 for the general public)

CAPACITY: 15 guests. Spots allocated on a first come, first served basis.

REGISTRATION: Opens Friday, January 25th 2018 at 12:00PM EST

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