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The tycoons : how Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, Jay Gould, and J.P. Morgan invented the American supereconomy

Author: Charles R Morris
Publisher: New York : H. Holt and Co., ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"What we think of as the modern American economy was the creation of four men: Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, Jay Gould, and J. P. Morgan. They were the giants of the Gilded Age, the tycoons behind the period of riotous growth that established America as the richest, most inventive, and most productive country on the planet. They are, quite literally, the founding fathers of our economy - and, thus, of modern  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: John D Rockefeller; Andrew Carnegie; Jay Gould; J Pierpont Morgan; Andrew Carnegie; Jay Gould; J Pierpont Morgan; John D Rockefeller
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Charles R Morris
ISBN: 0805075992 9780805075991 9780805081343 0805081348
OCLC Number: 58431867
Notes: Times Books
Description: xvi, 382 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Prelude --
2. "... glorious Yankee Doodle" --
3. Bandit capitalism --
4. Wrenchings --
5. Mega-machine --
6. The first mass consumer society --
7. Paper tigers --
8. The age of Morgan --
9. America rules --
10. The wrong lessons --
App. I. The Carnegie Company's 1990 earnings --
App. II. Standard Oil earnings.
Responsibility: Charles R. Morris.
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"Makes a reader feel like a time traveller plopped down among men who were by turns vicious and visionary." The Christian Science Monitor"

 
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