MEET THE AUTHOR
Doug Villhard is a writer, professor, entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist.
After decades of starting and selling companies, Villhard is supposed to be retired, but instead is having too much fun heading the #1 ranked entrepreneurship department at the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis.
Doug, his wife Diane, and their four children live just outside of St. Louis in Glen Carbon, IL, where they co-founded Father McGivney Catholic High School.
When Doug isn’t writing, teaching, investing in startups, or serving on boards, he’s perpetually working toward achieving a respectable golf score.
By Doug Villhard
At the time of the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis, E.G. Lewis is poised to become the richest man in America. His Woman’s Magazine employs legions of women and reaches nearly every household in the country, creating a national platform to promote progressive views (including a woman’s right to vote).
His outsized charm and entrepreneurial spirit attract clever, creative women who fight passionately for a new American dream. However, the magazine’s success soon exposes a tangled web of envy and manipulation that threatens men at the highest levels of business and government, inviting a conspiracy that could erase everything.
As E.G. Lewis’s wealth, power, and influence grow, new temptations challenge his family, coworkers, and especially his marriage. His only chance for redemption comes from the smart, capable women in his circle, reminding the world to never underestimate the company of women.
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