Brooklyn Daily Eagle
The Heights Casino Speaker Series this week will feature Brooklyn Heights author Malcolm MacKay, whose book “Impeccable Connections: The Rise and Fall of Richard Whitney” explains in detail how Whitney went from high-society darling to ex-con. MacKay will appear at the Heights Casino to discuss his book on Nov. 6.
As the five-time president of the New York Stock Exchange, Richard Whitney played his role of manipulating powerful and trusted friends. In 1938, after taking full responsibility for his misdeeds, Whitney was sent to Sing Sing Prison, serving 40 months.
As a boy and young man, Malcolm knew Richard Whitney in his post-prison years. He has thought all his life about Whitney and why he did what he did.
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The Nov. 6 event will begin at 7 p.m. in the Governors’ Room. The Heights Casino is located at 75 Montague St. in Brooklyn Heights. Reservations are not required, but are encouraged. To RSVP, call718.624.0810, or email [email protected].
For further information on MacKay’s book, visit http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/still-he-haunts-him-heights-author-publishes-biography-1930s-wall-street-con-artist-2013-05