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The Victoria Woodhull Saga, Vol. 1: Rise to Riches

By Neal Katz
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Women empowerment, overcoming adversity, social change, and hope were the cornerstones upon which Victoria Woodhull (1838–1927) and her younger sister Tennessee Celeste Claflin built their incredible lives in Victorian America. OUTRAGEOUS, Rise to Riches sets the psychological verity and traces Victoria from childhood poverty and horrific abuse to becoming one of the wealthiest women in America, founding the first women-owned brokerage firm on Wall Street, and the first women-owned newspaper. Victoria will stop at nothing to achieve her destiny.

About Neal Katz

Neal Katz

I have had to overcome many of the same trials and tribulations that confronted the sisters, Victoria and Tennessee. I believe in their motto: “Upward & Onward” and personally transforms challenges into positive manifestations. I often say, “We have so much more power than we allow ourselves to think. Create the life you want!”
I chose to write in first person using Victoria’s words, thoughts, and point of view to tell the tale, inviting the reader to see through her eyes. I was directly inspired by Victoria, summoning her into my dreams and waking life so better to directly inform my writing.

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