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Morgan

American Financier

Strouse, Jean

(Paperback - 2000)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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History has remembered J. Pierpont Morgan as a complex and contradictory figure, part robber baron and part patron saint. Now, this definitive biography, based extensively on new material, is the first magisterial, full-scale portrait of Morgan's tumultuous life both in and out of the public eye. Morgan earned his reputation as "the Napoleon of Wall Street" by reorganizing the nation's railroads and creating some of its greatest industrial trusts, including General Electric and U.S. Steel. At a time when America had no Federal Reserve System, he appointed himself a one-man central bank. He had two wives, three yachts, four children, six houses, mistresses, and one of the finest art collections in America. In this extraordinary book, award-winning biographer Jean Strouse vividly portrays the financial colossus, the avid patron of the arts, and the entirely human character behind all the myths. Brilliantly crafted, epic in scope, it reveals a Morgan never before seen, offering new insights on the culture, political struggles, and social conflicts of America's Gilded Age.
Publisher: New York : Perennial, 2000
Edition: 1st HarperPerennial ed
ISBN: 0060955899
9780060955892
Branch Call Number: B Morgan S
Characteristics: xv, 796 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.

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List - Tycoons: Real and Imagined by: NYPLRecommends Aug 06, 2014

Morgan aka "the Napoleon of Wall Street" reorganized the nation's railroads and created some of its greatest industrial trusts, including General Electric and U.S. Steel. At a time when the United States had no Federal Reserve System, he appointed himself a one-man central bank.


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