The House of Morgan

The House of Morgan
Author: Ron Chernow
Release: 2010-01-19
Editor: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Pages: 848
ISBN: 9780802198136
Language: en
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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.

The House of Morgan

The House of Morgan
Author: Ron Chernow
Release: 1991
Editor: Touchstone
Pages: 812
ISBN: UOM:39076001923478
Language: en
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Traces the rise of the J.P. Morgan empire from its beginnings in Victorian London to the crash of 1987.

The House of Morgan

The House of Morgan
Author: Ron Chernow
Release: 2003
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 812
ISBN: 1843541645
Language: en
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A candid history of the American banking dynasty spans four generations and chronicles both the evolution of modern finance and the glamorous social strata of the times.

The Warburgs

The Warburgs
Author: Ron Chernow
Release: 2018-07-12
Editor: Head of Zeus Ltd
Pages: 880
ISBN: 9781786690067
Language: en
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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.

Andrew Carnegie

Andrew Carnegie
Author: David Nasaw
Release: 2007-10-30
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 932
ISBN: 0143112449
Language: en
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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.

Secret Bet

Secret Bet
Author: Victoria Pinder
Release: 2016-11-14
Editor: Love in a Book
Pages: 250
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Language: en
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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

Secret Match

Secret Match
Author: Victoria Pinder
Release: 2019-01-15
Editor: Love in a Book
Pages: 220
ISBN:
Language: en
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Kiwi Washington’s one night in Paris left her pregnant, but she had no idea the man of the evening was about to become her boss. Giorgio Morgan created a global brand of men’s suits that earns higher prestige until his half sister starts her own fashion company. He’s determined to stop the American interlopers and the women’s fashion empire being formed, but when he flies to Miami, he instantly recognizes the head shoe designer as a previous one night stand. Kiwi Washington left her high-paying accounting job to follow her shoe passion. Leaving her safety net of security to follow her dreams of creativity took all she had, and she absolutely wasn’t looking for romance. But she’s forced out of her comfort zone when her boss mergers with her one night stand. With Kiwi clearly carrying his child, Giorgio will merge with the company and take what’s his. But can the two bridge their very different worlds…or will their differences keep them apart? This story is an odd duck and a Billionaire love story with tons of family drama only found in the House of Morgan. One Click to Get Your Copy 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

The House of Dimon

The House of Dimon
Author: Patricia Crisafulli
Release: 2009-03-23
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 272
ISBN: 0470483733
Language: en
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A behind-the-scenes look at Wall Street's top banker Following the eleventh-hour rescue of Bear Stearns by JP Morgan, Jamie Dimon's profile reached stratospheric levels. And while the deals and decisions he's made have usually turned out to be the right ones, his journey to the top of the financial world has been anything but easy. Now, in The House of Dimon, former business journalist Patricia Crisafulli goes behind the scenes to recount the amazing events that have shaped Dimon's career, from his rise to prominence as Sandy Weill's protŽgŽ at Citigroup to the drama surrounding his purchase of Bear Stearns and Washington Mutual. Each step of the way, this engaging book provides insider accounts of how Dimon successfully acquired and integrated companies, created efficiencies, and grew bottom-line results as the consummate hands-on manager. Includes interviews with Dimon himself, Sandy Weill, and colleagues who've known Dimon over the course of his career Shows how Dimon's management style and talent for taking calculated risks have allowed him to excel where many others have failed Places Dimon in the context of contemporary Wall Street, an environment that has destroyed several top CEOs During one of the most difficult and tumultuous periods in Wall Street history, Jamie Dimon has survived and thrived. The House of Dimon reveals how he's done it and explores what lies ahead for Dimon, as he attempts to grow JPMorgan in the face of the unrelenting pressures of Wall Street.

Gentlemen Bankers

Gentlemen Bankers
Author: Susie J. Pak
Release: 2013-06-01
Editor: Harvard University Press
Pages: 367
ISBN: 9780674075573
Language: en
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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.

Morgan

Morgan
Author: Jean Strouse
Release: 2014-09-09
Editor: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Pages: 850
ISBN: 9780812987041
Language: en
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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 Morgans

The Morgans
Author: Vincent P. Carosso,Rose C. Carosso
Release: 1987
Editor: Harvard University Press
Pages: 940
ISBN: 0674587294
Language: en
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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.

The House of Birds

The House of Birds
Author: Morgan Mccarthy
Release: 2017-06-01
Editor: Tinder Press
Pages: 448
ISBN: 1472205863
Language: en
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Morgan McCarthy's THE HOUSE OF BIRDS is a beautiful and bewitching story of love, war and second chances that will be adored by readers of Kate Morton, Louisa Young and Virginia Baily. Oliver has spent years trying to convince himself that he's suited to a life of money making in the city, and that he doesn't miss a childhood spent in pursuit of mystery, when he cycled around the cobbled lanes of Oxford, exploring its most intriguing corners. When his girlfriend Kate inherits a derelict house - and a fierce family feud - she's determined to strip it, sell it and move on. For Oliver though, the house has an allure, and amongst the shelves of discarded, leather bound and gilded volumes, he discovers one that conceals a hidden diary from the 1920s. So begins a quest: to discover the identity of the author, Sophia Louis. It is a portrait of war and marriage, isolation and longing and a story that will shape the future of the abandoned house - and of Oliver - forever.

The Death of the Banker

The Death of the Banker
Author: Ron Chernow
Release: 1997-07-14
Editor: Vintage
Pages: 156
ISBN: STANFORD:36105011833402
Language: en
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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.

The Psychology of Money

The Psychology of Money
Author: Morgan Housel
Release: 2020-09-08
Editor: Harriman House Limited
Pages: 209
ISBN: 9780857197696
Language: en
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Doing well with money isn’t necessarily about what you know. It’s about how you behave. And behavior is hard to teach, even to really smart people. Money—investing, personal finance, and business decisions—is typically taught as a math-based field, where data and formulas tell us exactly what to do. But in the real world people don’t make financial decisions on a spreadsheet. They make them at the dinner table, or in a meeting room, where personal history, your own unique view of the world, ego, pride, marketing, and odd incentives are scrambled together. In The Psychology of Money, award-winning author Morgan Housel shares 19 short stories exploring the strange ways people think about money and teaches you how to make better sense of one of life’s most important topics.

Titan

Titan
Author: Ron Chernow
Release: 2007-12-18
Editor: Vintage
Pages: 832
ISBN: 9780307429773
Language: en
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National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist From the acclaimed, award-winning author of Alexander Hamilton: here is the essential, endlessly engrossing biography of John D. Rockefeller, Sr.—the Jekyll-and-Hyde of American capitalism. In the course of his nearly 98 years, Rockefeller was known as both a rapacious robber baron, whose Standard Oil Company rode roughshod over an industry, and a philanthropist who donated money lavishly to universities and medical centers. He was the terror of his competitors, the bogeyman of reformers, the delight of caricaturists—and an utter enigma. Drawing on unprecedented access to Rockefeller’s private papers, Chernow reconstructs his subjects’ troubled origins (his father was a swindler and a bigamist) and his single-minded pursuit of wealth. But he also uncovers the profound religiosity that drove him “to give all I could”; his devotion to his father; and the wry sense of humor that made him the country’s most colorful codger. Titan is a magnificent biography—balanced, revelatory, elegantly written.

Lords of Finance

Lords of Finance
Author: Liaquat Ahamed
Release: 2009-01-22
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 576
ISBN: 9781440697968
Language: en
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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize “Erudite, entertaining macroeconomic history of the lead-up to the Great Depression as seen through the careers of the West’s principal bankers . . . Spellbinding, insightful and, perhaps most important, timely.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred) “There is terrific prescience to be found in [Lords of Finance’s] portrait of times past . . . [A] writer of great verve and erudition, [Ahamed] easily connects the dots between the economic crises that rocked the world during the years his book covers and the fiscal emergencies that beset us today." —The New York Times It is commonly believed that the Great Depression that began in 1929 resulted from a confluence of events beyond any one person's or government's control. In fact, as Liaquat Ahamed reveals, it was the decisions made by a small number of central bankers that were the primary cause of that economic meltdown, the effects of which set the stage for World War II and reverberated for decades. As we continue to grapple with economic turmoil, Lords of Finance is a potent reminder of the enormous impact that the decisions of central bankers can have, their fallibility, and the terrible human consequences that can result when they are wrong.

The Tycoons

The Tycoons
Author: Charles R. Morris
Release: 2006-10-03
Editor: Macmillan
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781429935029
Language: en
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"Makes a reader feel like a time traveler plopped down among men who were by turns vicious and visionary."—The Christian Science Monitor 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, a moment of riotous growth that established America as the richest, most inventive, and most productive country on the planet. Acclaimed author Charles R. Morris vividly brings the men and their times to life. The ruthlessly competitive Carnegie, the imperial Rockefeller, and the provocateur Gould were obsessed with progress, experiment, and speed. They were balanced by Morgan, the gentleman businessman, who fought, instead, for a global trust in American business. Through their antagonism and their verve, they built an industrial behemoth—and a country of middle-class consumers. The Tycoons tells the incredible story of how these four determined men wrenched the economy into the modern age, inventing a nation of full economic participation that could not have been imagined only a few decades earlier.

The Fall of the House of Speyer

The Fall of the House of Speyer
Author: George W. Liebmann
Release: 2015-08-06
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780857727244
Language: en
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The dramatic story of the last fifty years of the Speyer banking dynasty, a Jewish family of German descent, is surprisingly little known today, yet at the turn of the 20th century, Speyer was the third largest investment banking firm in the United States, behind only Morgan and Kuhn, Loeb. It had branches in London, Frankfurt and New York, and the projects it financed included the Southern Pacific Railroad, the London Underground and the infrastructure of the new Cuban republic. Later, it was the first major banking firm to finance Germany's Weimar Republic, as well as providing League of Nations loans to Hungary, Greece and Bulgaria. Yet, the firm was doomed by the nationalist passions aroused by World War I. Its English partner was denaturalised and exiled; its American partner enjoyed reduced standing because of his connection to Germany; and the Frankfurt branch closed with the coming of the Third Reich, its German partner fleeing into exile. The firm was dissolved in 1939, a surprisingly anticlimactic end to one of the great international banking companies of modern times. George W. Liebmann here tells the story of the firm and the family - shedding new light on the protagonists of a remarkable dynasty, who came undone in the dramatic years of the early 20th century.

Secret Tryst

Secret Tryst
Author: Victoria Pinder
Release: 2018-02-27
Editor: Love in a Book
Pages: 250
ISBN:
Language: en
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If These Walls Had Ears

If These Walls Had Ears
Author: James Morgan
Release: 2009-09-26
Editor: Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 197
ISBN: 9780446565097
Language: en
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Tells the story of 501 Holly in Little Rock and the seven families that have called it home from the 1920s to the present, recounting personal drama and fond memories against the background of America's social and cultural history. Includes b&w photos. For general readers. No index. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.