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The house of Morgan : an American banking dynasty and the rise of modern finance / Ron Chernow.

By: Chernow, Ron.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Grove Press, [2010]Copyright date: �2010Edition: Twentieth anniversary edition].Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 812 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780802198136 (electronic bk.); 0802198139 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Morgan Guaranty Trust Company of New York -- History | Banks and banking -- United States -- History | Morgan Guaranty Trust Company of New York | Banks and banking | United StatesGenre/Form: History. | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: House of Morgan.DDC classification: 332.1/2/097471 Online resources: Click here to access title or place hold | Image
Contents:
Part One : The baronial age, 1838-1913 -- Part Two : The diplomatic age, 1913-1948 -- Part Three : The casino age, 1948-1989.
Summary: This book is a rich, panoramic story of four generations of Morgans and the powerful, secretive firms they spawned 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, the author paints a fascinating portrait of the family's private saga and the rarefied world of the American and British elite in which they moved, including Charles Lindbergh, Henry Ford, Franklin Roosevelt, Nancy Astor, and Winston Churchill. A compelling account of a remarkable institution and the men who ran it, this book provides a penetrating look at the real power -- the money -- behind the historical events, the eminent statesmen, and the industrial empires that have transformed the world in the last century and a half.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 769-780) and index.

Part One : The baronial age, 1838-1913 -- Part Two : The diplomatic age, 1913-1948 -- Part Three : The casino age, 1948-1989.

This book is a rich, panoramic story of four generations of Morgans and the powerful, secretive firms they spawned 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, the author paints a fascinating portrait of the family's private saga and the rarefied world of the American and British elite in which they moved, including Charles Lindbergh, Henry Ford, Franklin Roosevelt, Nancy Astor, and Winston Churchill. A compelling account of a remarkable institution and the men who ran it, this book provides a penetrating look at the real power -- the money -- behind the historical events, the eminent statesmen, and the industrial empires that have transformed the world in the last century and a half.

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