Dark Genius of Wall Street: The Misunderstood Life of Jay Gould, King of the Robber Barons
Though reviled for more than a century as Wall Street's greatest villain, Jay Gould was in fact its most original creative genius. Gould was the robber baron's robber baron, the most astute financial and business strategist of his time and also the most widely hated. In Dark Genius of Wall Street, acclaimed biographer Edward J. Renehan, Jr., combines lively anecdotes with the rich social tapestry of the Gilded Age to paint the portrait of the most talented financial buccaneer of his generation-- and one of the inventors of modern business.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Whiskey3pa - LibraryThing
Interesting topic and well written. A quick read which makes some effort at debunking some of the earlier un-researched claims of previous bios. Read full review
Dark genius of Wall Street: the misunderstood life of Jay Gould, king of the robber baronsUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Jay Gould has been commonly regarded as the biggest robber of the robber barons, a man whose only motivation was to make money. He dominated the railroad and telegraph systems--the leading ... Read full review