Published to critical acclaim twenty years ago, and now considered a classic, The House of Morgan is the most ambitious history ever written about American finance. It is a rich, panoramic story of four generations of Morgans and the powerful, secretive firms they spawned, ones 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, acclaimed author Ron Chernow paints a fascinating portrait of the family’s private saga and the rarefied world of the American and British elite in which they moved—a world that included Charles Lindbergh, Henry Ford, Franklin Roosevelt, Nancy Astor, and Winston Churchill. A masterpiece of financial history—it was awarded the 1990 National Book Award for Nonfiction and selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 Best Nonfiction Books of the Twentieth Century—The House of Morgan is a compelling account of a remarkable institution and the men who ran it, and an essential book for understanding the money and power behind the major historical events of the last 150 years.
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A New York Times bestseller! “Beautifully crafted and fun to read.” —Louis Galambos, The Wall Street Journal “Nasaw’s research is extraordinary.” —San Francisco Chronicle “Make no mistake: David Nasaw has produced the most thorough, accurate and authoritative biography of Carnegie to date.” —Salon.com The definitive account of the life of Andrew Carnegie Celebrated historian David Nasaw, whom The New York Times Book Review has called "a meticulous researcher and a cool analyst," brings new life to the story of one of America's most famous and successful businessmen and philanthropists—in what will prove to be the biography of the season. Born of modest origins in Scotland in 1835, Andrew Carnegie is best known as the founder of Carnegie Steel. His rags to riches story has never been told as dramatically and vividly as in Nasaw's new biography. Carnegie, the son of an impoverished linen weaver, moved to Pittsburgh at the age of thirteen. The embodiment of the American dream, he pulled himself up from bobbin boy in a cotton factory to become the richest man in the world. He spent the rest of his life giving away the fortune he had accumulated and crusading for international peace. For all that he accomplished and came to represent to the American public—a wildly successful businessman and capitalist, a self-educated writer, peace activist, philanthropist, man of letters, lover of culture, and unabashed enthusiast for American democracy and capitalism—Carnegie has remained, to this day, an enigma. Nasaw explains how Carnegie made his early fortune and what prompted him to give it all away, how he was drawn into the campaign first against American involvement in the Spanish-American War and then for international peace, and how he used his friendships with presidents and prime ministers to try to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. With a trove of new material—unpublished chapters of Carnegie's Autobiography; personal letters between Carnegie and his future wife, Louise, and other family members; his prenuptial agreement; diaries of family and close friends; his applications for citizenship; his extensive correspondence with Henry Clay Frick; and dozens of private letters to and from presidents Grant, Cleveland, McKinley, Roosevelt, and British prime ministers Gladstone and Balfour, as well as friends Herbert Spencer, Matthew Arnold, and Mark Twain—Nasaw brilliantly plumbs the core of this facinating and complex man, deftly placing his life in cultural and political context as only a master storyteller can.
A story of brilliant achievement, dazzling personalities and human frailty set against the dark background of European racism and paranoia. The Warburgs were bankers, patrons of the arts, scholars, socialites, philanthropists and politicians. This Jewish family from Westphalia became a German success story, and embraced German culture with a passion: they loved the art, music and literature of their country and never wavered from their patriotic identification with their homeland. They advised a German Kaiser;their American cousins advised two presidents. Their investment bank still exists and is one of the oldest in the world. The Warburgs endowed libraries, built mansions and collected paintings. But in 1933 the family became a prime target of the Nazis and the world they knew came crashing down.
One Cocky Billionaire. One former Marine jilted at the altar. And one bet that forces them back together and threatens to tear them apart. With a history of women sticking around only long enough to win over his money, not earn his love, Peter has learned to keep women at arm’s length. But as much as he plays it smart with romance, he’s still a sucker for a challenge. So when his brother bets that he can’t date the same woman for thirty days, it’s game on. Wooing a woman for one month and then walking away unscathed sounds almost too easy. Until his brother announces who the woman will be. Former Marine Belle Jordan has lived through the scandal of being jilted at the altar. Ever since, she protects her heart, knowing she can never go through that kind of heartbreak again. Now the brother of the woman who tore her life apart is pursuing her with an intensity that is hard to resist. Her brain warns her to stay away, but her heart wants to trust his seductive words. Before long, Peter finds that Belle is turning his cynical world on its head and awakening his long-dormant heart. When the truth comes out about the secret bet, Peter fears he may lose the one woman who can look past the dollar signs to see the man behind the throne. But will the realization be too little too later? Fans of Jackie Collins, Danielle Steele and Bella Andre will love Secret Bet, Book 3, in the House of Morgan Series by USA Today bestselling author, Victoria Pinder. Scroll up and one click to start reading this dazzling and dramatic romance today! Topics: billionaire romance books, billionaire seeks, Billionaire Boss, Billionaire Beau, Billionaire Ransom, royal romance books, prince romance, contemporary romance, new adult romance, romance books free, romance, romance, romance books, romantic books, Secret Baby, Secret Baby, Convenient Wife, friends to lovers, Friends Forever, friends with benefits, Opposites Attract, Victoria’s secret, best friends, best friends forever, royal tea, prince romance, king romance, princess, princess ever after, princess diaries, tempted, tempted by the rogue prince, tempted by fire, secrets, crushing, crush, bet, bet me, wish, wishes, baby yours, baby daddy, heir, date, date night, romeo, match, admirer, bridesmaid, rock star, movie star, forbidden, royally, royally screwed, secret, tempting, irresistibly, irresistible, happily ever after, enemies to lovers, billionaire ever after, prince ever after, cinderella, hidden, office, beach, billionaire, baby, daddy, best man romance, soap opera, romantic comedy, opposites attract, rags to riches, billionaire romance, new adult romance, vacation romance, dramatic romance, romance drama, FAMILY DRAMA, secret baby romance, evil father romance
A behind-the-scenes look at Wall Street's top banker Jamie Dimon is Wall Street's biggest player. Following the 11th-hour rescue of Bear Stearns by JP Morgan, his profile has reached stratospheric levels. The House of Dimon goes behind the scenes to recount the amazing events that shaped Dimon's career, including his rise to prominence as Sandy Weill's protégé at Citigroup, only to be fired and denied the top spot; his orchestration of the JP Morgan acquisition of BankOne, a deal that brought Dimon back to Wall Street as CEO of JP Morgan; and the drama surrounding the purchase of Bear Stearns and Washington Mutual–two opportunistic deals that helped avert government bailouts. Lively and engaging, the book provides insider accounts of how Dimon successfully integrated acquired companies; reorganized underperforming units; created efficiencies; and grew bottom-line results as the consummate hands-on manager. Through interviews with Dimon, Weill, JP Morgan board members, and people who worked with Dimon, readers will gain insight into Dimon's management style and his ability to inspire outstanding performance. Most importantly, the book explains Dimon in the context of contemporary Wall Street, an environment that has destroyed several top CEOs and led to the demise of several major financial institutions. Dimon has flourished by avoiding alluring, but potentially catastrophic risks and taking advantage of strategic opportunities. During one of the most difficult and tumultuous periods in Wall Street history, he has survived and thrived. The House of Dimon shows how he's done it and explores what lies ahead for Dimon, as he attempts to grow JP Morgan in the face of the unrelenting pressures of Wall Street. Patricia Crisafulli (Chicago, IL) is an accomplished writer and author who has written or ghost-written 16 books on business, finance, and leadership. A former business journalist, she was a correspondent in the Chicago bureau of Reuters America. Crisafulli has written articles for the "Leisure & Arts" page of the Wall Street Journal, and has appeared on television and radio across the country.
Gentlemen Bankers focuses on the social and economic circles of one of America’s most renowned and influential financiers, J. P. Morgan, to tell a closely focused story of how economic and political interests intersected with personal rivalries and friendships among the Wall Street aristocracy during the first half of the twentieth century.
NATIONAL BESTSELLER The definitive full-scale portrait of J. Pierpont Morgan’s tumultuous life, both in and out of the public eye History has remembered him as a complex and contradictory figure, part robber baron and part patron saint. J. Pierpont Morgan earned his reputation as “the Napoleon of Wall Street” by reorganizing the nation’s railroads and creating industrial giants such as General Electric and U.S. Steel. At a time when the country had no Federal Reserve system, he appointed himself a one-man central bank. He had two wives, three yachts, four children, six houses, mistresses, and one of the finest art collections in America. In this extraordinary book, drawing extensively on new material, award-winning biographer Jean Strouse vividly portrays the financial colossus, the avid patron of the arts, and the entirely human character behind all the myths. Praise for Morgan “Magnificent . . . the fullest and most revealing look at this remarkable, complex man that we are likely to get.”—The Wall Street Journal “A masterpiece . . . No one else has told the tale of Pierpont Morgan in the detail, depth, and understanding of Jean Strouse.”—Robert Heilbroner, Los Angeles Times Book Review “It is hard to imagine a biographer coming any closer to perfection.”—St. Louis Post-Dispatch “Strouse is in full command of Pierpont Morgan’s personal life, his financial operations, his collecting, and his benefactions, and presents a rich, vivid picture of the background against which they took place. . . . A magnificent biography.”—The New York Review of Books “With uncommon intelligence, maturity, and psychological insight, Morgan: American Financier is that rare masterpiece biography that enables us to penetrate the soul of a complex human being.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer
The House of Morgan personified economic power in the late 19th/early 20th centuries. Carosso constructs an in-depth account of the evolution, operations, and management of the Morgan banks at London, New York, Philadelphia, and Paris, from the time Junius Spencer Morgan left Boston for London to the death of his son, John Pierpont Morgan.
Traces the shifting balance of power among investors, borrowers, and bankers, explaining why such great financial dynasties as the Rothschilds, the Morgans, and the Warburgs have become obsolete in the 1990s. Original. 20,000 first printing.