The House of Morgan: An American Banking Dynasty and the Rise of Modern Finance
The winner of the National Book Award and now considered a classic, The House of Morgan is the most ambitious history ever written about an American banking dynasty. Acclaimed by The Wall Street Journal as "brilliantly researched and written," the book tells the rich, panoramic story of four generations of Morgans and the powerful, secretive firms they spawned. It is the definitive account of the rise of the modern financial world. A gripping history of banking and the booms and busts that shaped the world on both sides of the Atlantic, The House of Morgan traces the trajectory of the J. P. Morgan empire from its obscure beginnings in Victorian London to the crash of 1987. Ron Chernow paints a fascinating portrait of the private saga of the Morgans and the rarefied world of the American and British elite in which they moved. Based on extensive interviews and access to the family and business archives, The House of Morgan is an investigative masterpiece, a compelling account of a remarkable institution and the men who ran it, and an essential book for understanding the money and power behind the major historical events of the last 150 years.
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Review: The House of Morgan: An American Banking Dynasty and the Rise of Modern FinanceUser Review - Goodreads
Incredibly detailed and well researched, which is not surprising from a Chernow effort. I particularly liked when he swayed from heavy financial talk to the life and decadence of those financial celebrities. Read full review
Review: The House of Morgan: An American Banking Dynasty and the Rise of Modern FinanceUser Review - Joan - Goodreads
I enjoyed reading this book. The first half to two thirds of the account was great. I was amazed at the power the financiers had. The last third of the book, or so, was more about modern takeovers and ... Read full review