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The house of Morgan : an American banking dynasty and the rise of modern finance

Author: Ron Chernow
Publisher: New York : Grove Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : [20th anniversary ed.]View all editions and formats
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This book is the 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 portrait of the family's private saga and the rarefied world of the American and British elite in which they moved,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
History
Named Person: J Pierpont Morgan; J P Morgan; Thomas W Lamont; Thomas W Lamont; J P Morgan; J Pierpont Morgan
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ron Chernow
ISBN: 9780802144652 0802144659
OCLC Number: 406173315
Awards: National Book Award for Nonfiction, 1990
Description: xvii, 812 pages, [32] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The baronial age, 1838-1913 --
The diplomatic age, 1913-1948 --
The casino age, 1948-1989.
Responsibility: Ron Chernow.

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Acclaimed by "The Wall Street Journal" as "brilliantly researched and written", this National Book Award-winner tells the rich, panoramic story of four generations of Morgans and the powerful,  Read more...

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Winner of the National Book Award "As a portrait of finance, politics and the world of avarice and ambition on Wall Street, the book has the movement and tension of an epic novel. It is, quite Read more...

 
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