The Chairman: John J. McCloy - The Making of the American Establishment

Front Cover
Simon and Schuster, 1992 - History - 800 pages
1 Review
The first complete biography of the ultimate self-made American aristocrat, John J. McCloy--the poor boy who climbed the heights of Wall Street, counseled presidents, and reached the very citadel of diplomacy and business. Bird brings energy and intelligence to the examination of McCloy's life, a tale of ambition and accomplishment.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

The chairman: John J. McCloy, the making of the American establishment

User Review  - Not Available - Book Verdict

McCloy began life in Philadelphia, literally on the wrong side of the tracks. He died in 1989, an honored, seemingly ubiquitous elder statesman of the establishment. Along the way he served corporate ... Read full review

Review: The Chairman: John J. McCloy and the Making of the American Establishment

User Review  - Ironman Ninetytwo - Goodreads

Excellent. Read full review


The Making of a Wall Street Lawyer

20 other sections not shown

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

All Book Search results »

About the author (1992)

Kai Bird is the co-author with Martin J. Sherwin of the Pulitzer Prize-winning biography, American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer" (2005), which also won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography. His other books include The Chairman: John J. McCloy, the Making of the American Establishment" (1992) and The Color of Truth: McGeorge Bundy & William Bundy, Brothers in Arms "(1998). Bird's many honors include fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, the German Marshall Fund, and the Rockefeller Foundation. A contributing editor of The Nation", he lives in Kathmandu, Nepal, with his wife and son.

Bibliographic information