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Harriman vs Wall Street's Great Railroad War

Author: Larry Haeg
Publisher: Minneapolis University of Minnesota Press 2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1901, two titans of American railroads set their sights on the Northern Pacific. The subsequent battle was unprecedented in the history of American enterprise, pitting not only James J. Hill against Edward Harriman but also Big Oil against Big Steel and J.P. Morgan against the Rockefellers, with a supporting cast of enough wealthy investors to fill the Waldorf Astoria's ballroom. ...
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Genre/Form: Online-Publikation
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Larry Haeg
ISBN: 9780816683642 0816683646 9781452939889 1452939888
OCLC Number: 862335360
Awards: Commended for Society of Midland Authors Award (Adult Nonfiction) 2014
Commended for Minnesota Book Award (Nonfiction) 2014
Description: 1 online resource (393 Seiten)
Contents: ContentsPrefaceAcknowledgmentsDramatis Personae, 1901Introduction: A Railroad World1. Mr. Morgan and Mr. Hill2. Mr. Harriman and Mr. Schiff3. The End of the "Days of Small Things"4. The Battle for the Burlington5. "Peacemakers" Arming for Combat6. "The Weak Link in Your Chain"7. The Consequences of a "Hostile Act"8. Decision at Temple Emanu-El9. "Hell is Empty and All the Devils are Here"10. Northern Insecurities11. The "Big Stick"12. A Thunderbolt out of the Blue13. Great Cases and Bad LawEpilogue: The Last CornerAppendixes:Associate Justice Holmes Dissent1901 Railroads1901 Wall Street PrimerNotesBibliographyIndex

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In 1901, two titans of American railroads set their sights on the Northern Pacific. The subsequent battle was unprecedented in the history of American enterprise, pitting not only James J. Hill against Edward Harriman but also Big Oil against Big Steel and J.P. Morgan against the Rockefellers, with a supporting cast of enough wealthy investors to fill the Waldorf Astoria's ballroom. ...

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