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That Great Heart I A O'Shaughnessy Hennes, Doug

That Great Heart I A O'Shaughnessy Hennes, Doug

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Four decades after his death, Doug Hennes has published a biography about a man who has been described as "the largest benefactor of Catholic higher education in the United States". The Great Heart tells the story of I. A. O'Shaughnessy who went from being expelled from St. John's University to becoming the founder of the largest independent oil refinery in the United States and amassing a large amount of money. He proceeded to then give much of his money away especially to the University of St. Thomas and Notre Dame. Included in the book are photos of O'Shaughnessy at different times in his life with different people with whom he was acquainted. Through a series of warm and amusing anecdotes Hennes presents the story of O'Shaughnessy who has been described as "brilliant, tough, relaxed, determined, incisive, devout, witty, generous and a thoroughly lovely man". That Great Heart tells the story of a man who many considered to be a trusted friend and thoughtful consultant.

That Great Heart The Life of I.A. O'Shaughnessy Doug Hennes Hardcover