E.H. Harriman: Master Railroader

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Beard Books, 1985 - Biography & Autobiography - 204 pages
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Contents

Introduction
1
The Harriman Business Career
8
Learning the Business The Illinois Central 18831909
24
Applying the Lessons The Union Pacific 18971909
49
Combining Systems The Southern Pacific 19011909
67
Captain of Finance The Northern Securities Company and Its Aftermath
88
Looting or Improved Management? The Chicago Alton
104
Minor Plays The Kansas City Southern the Baltimore Ohio and the Erie Railroad Company
126
Under Attack The ICC Investigation 19061907
144
Lessons for the 1980s and Beyond
160
NOTES AND REFERENCES
169
BIBLIOGRAPHICAL ESSAY
172
INDEX
183
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
188
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Page 3 - Harriman carrying out her late husband's ideas has most generously presented to the state for a public park 10,000 acres of these lands, together with $1,000,000 in cash.) His real purpose, to which — as I said before — money-making was merely incidental, was to do big constructive things, his real sport was to pit his strength and brain against those of other men or against difficult tasks, his real reward was the consciousness of worthy accomplishment, the sense of mastery, the exercise of...
Page 4 - Every year he provided one or more entertainments for the youngsters, and, personally, I never knew him to refuse to give work to any one of them whom I could confidently recommend. He was president of the Club during the first eleven years after I became superintendent, and during all those years he never refused anything which I considered of benefit to the boys. If I called at his office, the affairs of the Boys' Club were never once kept waiting, and thousands of the youth of the East Side would...

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