The Fictioning Horror Sale
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Interviews | September 2, 2014

Jill Owens: IMG David Mitchell: The Powells.com Interview



David MitchellDavid Mitchell's newest mind-bending, time-skipping novel may be his most accomplished work yet. Written in six sections, one per decade, The Bone... Continue »
  1. $21.00 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    The Bone Clocks

    David Mitchell 9781400065677

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$4.50
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
3 Beaverton Business- History and Biography

This title in other editions

Morgan: American Financier

by

Morgan: American Financier Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

History has remembered J. Pierpont Morgan as a complex and contradictory figure, part robber baron and part patron saint. Now this magisterial biography, based extensively on new material, draws a definitive, 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 the United States 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, Morgan reveals a man we have never seen before, offering new insights on the culture, political struggles, and social conflicts of America's Gilded Age.

Review:

"The most credibly praised (as well as the most aggressively promoted) biography in recent years, Strouse's Morgan does far more than put a human face on the Wizard of Wall Street. Instead, the volume provides a rich political, economic, and sociological context permitting the reader to understand and judge J. Pierpont Morgan's ends and means, whose persistently and profoundly controversial character Strouse never obscures. No less important to her is Morgan's 'inner matrix,' especially his odd amalgam of righteousness and libertine sensuality, genius and naïvete, polygotism and inarticulacy, unwavering nationalism and cosmopolitan culture. This account of the forces that drove Morgan's choices as capitalist, collector, and adulterer, both compels and illuminates. A must-read." Reviewed by Andrew Witmer, Virginia Quarterly Review (Copyright 2006 Virginia Quarterly Review)

Synopsis:

Award-winning biographer Strouse offers a landmark profile of America's greatest financier--J.P. Morgan--who organized the nation's railroads, created industrial trusts such as General Electric and U.S. Steel, and created a central bank when the nation had no Federal Reserve.

About the Author

Jean Strouse won the Bancroft Prize in American History and Diplomacy for her biography Alice James. She lives in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060955892
Author:
Strouse, Jean
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Author:
by Jean Strouse and Random House Inc.
Author:
Random, House Inc
Author:
Feiler, Bruce
Author:
Random House Inc
Author:
Random House
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Business
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
Art
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Bankers
Subject:
Capitalists and financiers
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Capitalists and financiers -- United States.
Subject:
Art -- Collectors and collecting.
Subject:
History
Subject:
Biography/Business
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Perennial ed.
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series:
P.S.
Series Volume:
002
Publication Date:
20000331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
848
Dimensions:
8.10x5.32x1.46 in. 1.41 lbs.

Other books you might like

  1. Mellon: An American Life Used Hardcover $10.50
  2. Titan: The Life of John D.... Used Hardcover $6.95
  3. Last Train To Paradise Used Trade Paper $6.50
  4. Explaining America: The Federalist Used Trade Paper $5.50
  5. Artificial River: The Erie Canal &... Used Hardcover $9.50
  6. William McKinley (American Presidents) Used Hardcover $13.00

Related Subjects

Biography » Business
Biography » General
Biography » Historical
Business » History and Biographies
History and Social Science » US History » 1860 to 1920
History and Social Science » World History » General

Morgan: American Financier Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$4.50 In Stock
Product details 848 pages Harper Perennial - English 9780060955892 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Award-winning biographer Strouse offers a landmark profile of America's greatest financier--J.P. Morgan--who organized the nation's railroads, created industrial trusts such as General Electric and U.S. Steel, and created a central bank when the nation had no Federal Reserve.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.