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The life & legend of E.H. Harriman

Author: Maury Klein
Publisher: Chapel Hill, N.C. : University of North Carolina Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"To Americans living in the first years of the twentieth century, E. H. Harriman was as familiar a name as J. P. Morgan, John D. Rockefeller, and Andrew Carnegie. Like his fellow businessmen, Harriman (1847-1909) had essentially become the symbol for an entire industry: Morgan stood for banking, Rockefeller for oil, Carnegie for iron and steel - and Harriman for railroads. But despite his stature, Harriman has
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Klein, Maury, 1939-
Life & legend of E.H. Harriman.
Chapel Hill, N.C. : University of North Carolina Press, c2000
(OCoLC)651964480
Named Person: Edward Henry Harriman; Edward Henry Harriman; Edward Henry Harriman
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Maury Klein
ISBN: 0807825174 9780807825174
OCLC Number: 41224060
Description: xvi, 521 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
Prologue: Mr. Kennan writes a biography --
Duchy, 1848--1898: Sources of pride and strength --
Sources of advancement --
Sources of growth --
Sources of education --
Sources of revelation --
Sources of opportunity --Kingdom, 1898--1900: Going west --
Going for broke --
Going modern --
Going back together --
Going elsewhere --
Going north --
Empire, 1900--1904 --
Seeking order --
Seeking an advantage --
Seeking trump --
Seeking hegemony --
Seeking the perfect machine --
Seeking the perfect organization --
Seeking the world --
Seeking relief --Immolation, 1904--1909 --
Fighting the tide --
Fighting formidable foes --
Fighting others' fights --
Fighting a former friend --
Fighting a formidable friend --
Fighting nature --
Fighting for survival --
Fighting back --
Fighting the inevitable --Epilogue: the good that men do --
Notes --
Index.
Other Titles: Life and legend of E.H. Harriman
Responsibility: by Maury Klein.
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A biography of "the man who saved railroads". With new insights into the myths and controversies that surround the railroad tycoon, this book aims to reassert his legacy as one of the great  Read more...

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A book that should be read by anyone interested in United States financial history or in the history of American railroads."Journal of Economic History"

 
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