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Dark genius of Wall Street : the misunderstood life of Jay Gould, king of the robber barons

Author: Edward Renehan
Publisher: New York, NY : Basic Books, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   book_printbook : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Jay Gould was the robber baron's robber baron: the greatest financial and business genius of his time and also the most widely hated. Gould was the undisputed master of the nation's railroads and telegraph systems at a time when these were the fastest-growing new technologies of the age. He created new ways of manipulating markets, assembling capital and swallowing his competitors. Many of these methods are now  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Jay Gould; Jay Gould
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Renehan
ISBN: 0465068855 9780465068852 0465068863 9780465068869
OCLC Number: 70407058
Description: xiii, 352 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: The mysterious bearded Gould --
Ancestors --
Twelve lines by night --
A deliberate student --
Rat traps and maps --
Hidden mysteries of life and death --
Gouldsboro --
Our best friends tell us our faults --
Cunning lunacy --
The Gouldsboro war --
A particular future --
Much to get done --
The Erie in chains --
Blue fire --
The abused machinery of the law --
An almighty robbery --
Scoundrels --
The smartest man in America --
Where the woodbine twineth --
Mephistopheles --
A special stinkpot --
A damned villain --
Transcontinental --
Consolidation --
Everything but a good name --
Wires and els --
Ambition satisfied --
Epilogue: The Goulds after Jay.
Responsibility: Edward Renehan.
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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.

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