The House of Morgan: An American Banking Dynasty and the Rise of Modern Finance (Google eBook)

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Grove Press, Jan 19, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 848 pages
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Published to critical acclaim twenty years ago, and now considered a classic, The House of Morgan is the most ambitious history ever written about American finance. It is a rich, panoramic story of four generations of Morgans and the powerful, secretive firms they spawned, ones that would transform the modern financial world. Tracing the trajectory of J. P. Morgan’s empire from its obscure beginnings in Victorian London to the financial crisis of 1987, acclaimed author Ron Chernow paints a fascinating portrait of the family’s private saga and the rarefied world of the American and British elite in which they moved—a world that included Charles Lindbergh, Henry Ford, Franklin Roosevelt, Nancy Astor, and Winston Churchill. A masterpiece of financial history—it was awarded the 1990 National Book Award for Nonfiction and selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 Best Nonfiction Books of the Twentieth Century—The House of Morgan is 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 Finance

User Review  - Jon Choi - Goodreads

Sweeping, thoughtful, and gripping. Chernow occasionally offers facile and outdated economic assessments, and the nearness of the 1980s Guinness scandal overshadows some of the later chapters of the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jean Adelson - Goodreads

People I worked with at the Federal Reserve used to lionize JP Morgan for saving the economy before the Fed existed. If you did not know better you would think from them that he was doing it to be a nice guy. This book puts his legacy in perspective. Great read, as I would expect from Chernow. Read full review

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Contents

EXPLOSION
ODYSSEY
JAZZ
GOLDEN
SAINT
CRASH
DEPRESSION
MIDGET

CHAPTER SIXTRUST
CHAPTER SEVENPANIC
CHAPTER EIGHTTITANIC
PART TWOThe Diplomatic Age19131948
CHAPTER NINEMETAMORPHOSIS
CHAPTER TENWAR
CHAPTER ELEVENEXPLOSION
CHAPTER TWELVEODYSSEY
CHAPTER THIRTEENJAZZ
CHAPTER FOURTEENGOLDEN
CHAPTER FIFTEENSAINT
CHAPTER SIXTEENCRASH
CHAPTER SEVENTEENDEPRESSION
CHAPTER EIGHTEENMIDGET
CHAPTER NINETEENCRACKUP
CHAPTER TWENTYWIZARD
CHAPTER TWENTYONEEMBEZZLER
CHAPTER TWENTYTWOAPPEASEMENT
CHAPTER TWENTYTHREEHOSTAGES
CHAPTER TWENTYFOURPASSAGES
PART THREEThe Casino Age19481989
CHAPTER TWENTYFIVEMETHUSELAH
CHAPTER TWENTYSIXMAVERICKS
CHAPTER TWENTYSEVENJONAH
CHAPTER TWENTYEIGHTTABLOID
CHAPTER TWENTYNINESAMURAI
CHAPTER THIRTYSHEIKS
CHAPTER THIRTYONETOMBSTONES
CHAPTER THIRTYTWOSAMBA
CHAPTER THIRTYTHREETRADERS
CHAPTER THIRTYFOURBANG
CHAPTER THIRTYFIVEBULL
CHAPTER THIRTYSIXSKYSCRAPER
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
ABBREVIATIONS
NOTES
POLONIUS
PRINCE
CORSAIR
CORNER
TRUST
PANIC
TITANIC
METAMORPHOSIS
WAR
CRACKUP
WIZARD
EMBEZZLER
APPEASEMENT
HOSTAGES
PASSAGES
METHUSELAH
MAVERICKS
JONAH
TABLOID
SAMURAI
SHEIKS
TOMBSTONES
SAMBA
BANG
BULL
SKYSCRAPER
BIBLIOGRAPHY
GOVERNMENT DOCUMENTS
PHOTO CREDITS
INDEX
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About the author (2010)

Educated at Yale and Cambridge University in England, Ron Chernow is a biographer who specializes in hard-hitting exposes on historical business figures. Among Chernow's early accomplishments was his unmasking of corruption in Chinatown for New York magazine in 1973. In the book The House of Morgan, winner of the National Book Award in 1990, Chernow outlines the extraordinary path of J.P. Morgan's empire and its influence on the American banking industry. Chernow is also the author of Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, which chronicles the life and times of the richest man in the United States in the early 1900s. Chernow is regular guest on the National Public Radio programs Fresh Air with Terry Gross and All Things Considered.

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