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Morgan : American financier, Jean Strouse

Label
Morgan : American financier
Title
Morgan
Title remainder
American financier
Statement of responsibility
Jean Strouse
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A century ago, J. Pierpont Morgan bestrode the financial world like a colossus. The organizing force behind General Electric, U.S. Steel, and vast railroad empires, he served for decades as America's unofficial central banker: a few months after he died in 1913, the Federal Reserve replaced the private system he had devised. An early supporter of Thomas Edison and Andrew Carnegie, the confidant (and rival) of Theodore Roosevelt, England's Edward VII, and Germany's Kaiser Wilhelm, and the companion of several fascinating women, Morgan shaped his world and ours in countless ways. Yet since his death he has remained a mysterious figure, celebrated as a hero of industrial progress and vilified as a rapacious robber baron. In this account, drawn from more than a decade's work in newly available archives, biographer Jean Strouse animates Morgan's life and times to reveal the entirely human character behind the often terrifying visage. Morgan brings eye-opening perspectives to the role the banker played in the emerging U.S. economy as he raised capital in Europe, reorganized bankrupt railroads, stabilized markets in times of crisis, and set up many of the corporate and financial structures we take for granted. And surprising new stories introduce us in vivid detail to Morgan's childhood in Hartford and Boston, his schooling in Switzerland and Germany, the start of his career in New York - as well as to his relations with his esteemed and exacting father, with his adored first and difficult second wives, with his children, partners, business associates, female consorts, and friends. Morgan had a second major career as a collector of art, stocking America with visual and literary treasures of the past. Strouse's biography gives dramatic new dimension not only to Morgan but to the culture, political struggles, and social conflicts of America's momentous Gilded Age
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Strouse, Jean
Dewey number
332.1/092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HG2463.M6
LC item number
S77 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Morgan, J. Pierpont
  • Bankers
  • Capitalists and financiers
  • Art
Label
Morgan : American financier, Jean Strouse
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 691-699) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Money and trust -- Pierponts and Morgans -- A moral education -- Foreign affairs -- New York -- A house divided -- Questions of control -- New directions -- Ill winds -- "The future is in our own hands" -- Family affairs and professional ethics -- "The Gilded Age" -- A railroad birmarck? -- Fathers and sons -- In private -- Consolidations -- Romance -- Politics of gold -- Acquisitions and losses -- The dynamo and the virgin -- Raid -- Trouble -- Community of interest on the Atlantic -- Collector -- Singular women -- Back number? -- "More colossal than ever" -- Panic -- Trio -- Portraits -- Trust and money
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xv, 796 pages
Isbn
9780375501661
Lccn
98035028
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)ocm39484870
Label
Morgan : American financier, Jean Strouse
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 691-699) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Money and trust -- Pierponts and Morgans -- A moral education -- Foreign affairs -- New York -- A house divided -- Questions of control -- New directions -- Ill winds -- "The future is in our own hands" -- Family affairs and professional ethics -- "The Gilded Age" -- A railroad birmarck? -- Fathers and sons -- In private -- Consolidations -- Romance -- Politics of gold -- Acquisitions and losses -- The dynamo and the virgin -- Raid -- Trouble -- Community of interest on the Atlantic -- Collector -- Singular women -- Back number? -- "More colossal than ever" -- Panic -- Trio -- Portraits -- Trust and money
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xv, 796 pages
Isbn
9780375501661
Lccn
98035028
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)ocm39484870

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