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House of Morgan : An American Banking Dynasty and the Rise of Modern Finance (Paperback) (Ron Chernow)
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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 moveda world that included Charles Lindbergh, Henry Ford, Franklin Roosevelt, Nancy Astor, and Winston Churchill. A masterpiece of financial historyit 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 CenturyThe 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.
Candid history of the American banking dynasty spans four generations and chronicles both the evolution of modern finance and the glamorous social strata of the times
Number of Pages: 812
Genre: Biography + Autobiography, Business + Money Management
Sub-Genre: Banks + Banking, Business
Author: Ron Chernow
Street Date: January 1, 2010
Item Number (DPCI): 248-16-1464
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