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by Frederick Lew Allen


Having read Frederick Allen's sweeping popular histories of America in the 20's and 30's, I had great expectations his biography of . Morgan would be illuminating.

view Kindle eBook view Audible audiobook. Having read Frederick Allen's sweeping popular histories of America in the 20's and 30's, I had great expectations his biography of . The appealing albeit breezy style of those histories does not lend itself to a biography of one of the most influential financial titans in our history.

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Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. Allen also probes the evolution of the business landscape during Morgan’s lifetime, when giant corporations with unparalleled economies of scale began to absorb and replace smaller competitors. I first encountered Pierpont Morgan’s personality some fourteen years ago, when I was working on an informal financial history called The Lords of Creation and read his testimony at the Pujo investigation-that testimony which is cited in the first chapter of this book, and again in the last few pages.

Allen, Frederick Lewis (1949). The Great Pierpont Morgan. New York: Harper and Row. (biography).

His specialty was writing about recent and popular history. Allen was born in Boston, Massachusetts. Allen, Frederick Lewis (1949). Allen, Frederick Lewis (1952). The Big Change - America's Transformation 1900-1950. (history).

FREDERICK LEWIS ALLEN ON J. PIERPONT MORGAN: Pierpont Morgan was a man with whom I would have disagreed strongly on most political and economic issues if I had been his contemporary

FREDERICK LEWIS ALLEN ON J. PIERPONT MORGAN: Pierpont Morgan was a man with whom I would have disagreed strongly on most political and economic issues if I had been his contemporary. To me he represented a trend in the direction of economic affairs which had to be altered fro the good of the country. But I am also convinced that he was a man great in character and force.

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The Great Pierpont Morgan. A revealing biography of J. P. Morgan, one of the most powerful and enigmatic financiers in history, from bestselling author Frederick Lewis Allen. Celebrated as a titan of industry by some and decried as a monopolizing robber baron by others, John Pierpont Morgan was without a doubt a dominant player in American finance at the turn of the twentieth century.

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Morgan was also instrumental in developing the Federal Reserve after working with political leaders to prevent a potentially devastating fiscal crisis in 1907. Indeed, he was a driving force in the modernization of American business, and the effects of his acumen and foresight continue to resonate today-on Wall Street and beyond.

The Great Pierpont Morgan book. Pierpont Morgan was a man with whom I would have disagreed strongly on most political and economic issues if I had been his contemporary. But I am also convinced that he was a man great in character and force, FREDERICK LEWIS ALLEN ON J. PIERPONT MORGAN

The man who crystallized the flaming twenties in Only Yesterday has drawn an unforgettable portrait of a man who was a symbol of an earlier- but equally sensational-era, . He has succeeded in holding to a middle road, with biography that is neither muck-raking nor adulation.

FREDERICK LEWIS ALLEN ON J. PIERPONT MORGAN: "Pierpont Morgan was a man with whom I would have disagreed strongly on most political and economic issues if I had been his contemporary. To me he represented a trend in the direction of economic affairs which had to be altered fro the good of the country. But I am also convinced that he was a man great in character and force, whose immnse influence was in many respects salutary. What I have tried to do, therefore, has been to show what sort of man he really was; how his ideas developed out of his background and the traditions of the group to which he belonged, and out of his experience; how both his ideas and his actions conflicted wih those of others whose background and experience differed from his; and how affected by, the course of American history."

The Great Pierpont Morgan epub download

ISBN13: 978-0880294539

ISBN: 0880294531

Author: Frederick Lew Allen

Category: Bio and Memoris

Subcategory: Professionals & Academics

Language: English

Publisher: Marboro Books; 1st THUS edition (December 1, 1989)

Pages: 306 pages

ePUB size: 1402 kb

FB2 size: 1114 kb

Rating: 4.4

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A surprisingly sympathetic biography of J.P. Morgan. He was a steadying force in the marketplace, especially in the area of the railroads where the competition was cut-throat. The author tells of cases where Morgan would re-acquire ownership of a Railroad at a loss, because Morgan thought the owner was not running it correctly. Time and again Morgan would risk money to uphold his business principals often losing money in the deal. Eventually in later years the government stepped in with their regulatory agencies and performed much the same task that Morgan was performing. The author gives some personal insights such as his style of art collecting and his lifestyle. It is very well written, interesting, and appears to be well researched, Morgan's scandals are also mentioned, but overall I am surprised at how straightforward and upright J.P. Morgan appears. I had scant knowledge of J.P. Morgan, and this is the first book I have read by this author, but the viewpoint of this book is so different from what I expected it left me a little skeptical. This book will make the reader think twice that maybe J.P. Morgan is receiving a bum wrap from the reputation he has with the average man on the street's opinion of him. Call it cynicism, but this reader can not shake the feeling that there must more to this guy.
watching to future
A surprisingly sympathetic biography of J.P. Morgan. He was a steadying force in the marketplace, especially in the area of the railroads where the competition was cut-throat. The author tells of cases where Morgan would re-acquire ownership of a Railroad at a loss, because Morgan thought the owner was not running it correctly. Time and again Morgan would risk money to uphold his business principals often losing money in the deal. Eventually in later years the government stepped in with their regulatory agencies and performed much the same task that Morgan was performing. The author gives some personal insights such as his style of art collecting and his lifestyle. It is very well written, interesting, and appears to be well researched, Morgan's scandals are also mentioned, but overall I am surprised at how straightforward and upright J.P. Morgan appears. I had scant knowledge of J.P. Morgan, and this is the first book I have read by this author, but the viewpoint of this book is so different from what I expected it left me a little skeptical. This book will make the reader think twice that maybe J.P. Morgan is receiving a bum wrap from the reputation he has with the average man on the street's opinion of him. Call it cynicism, but this reader can not shake the feeling that there must more to this guy.
Akinozuru
A good business history of the problems that this country experienced becoming the economic powerhouse right after the Civil war. The amount of influence and power that the rich possessed was vast. These economic founders were also socially removed from the rest of the populace. This book provides an insight as to what it was like before income taxes and many of the current laws that regulate corporations.
Akinozuru
A good business history of the problems that this country experienced becoming the economic powerhouse right after the Civil war. The amount of influence and power that the rich possessed was vast. These economic founders were also socially removed from the rest of the populace. This book provides an insight as to what it was like before income taxes and many of the current laws that regulate corporations.
Realistic
I have read the Lords of creation, and The Big Change by this same author. Reading about Morgan in these two books made interested in him, and the other books by Allen. John Pierpoint Morgan was an extraordinary man. I am well pleased with the service and the book.
Realistic
I have read the Lords of creation, and The Big Change by this same author. Reading about Morgan in these two books made interested in him, and the other books by Allen. John Pierpoint Morgan was an extraordinary man. I am well pleased with the service and the book.
Llbery
Well researched and appears to be a well balanced look at this most important person in the history of American business. A good read, I hardly recommend this book.
Llbery
Well researched and appears to be a well balanced look at this most important person in the history of American business. A good read, I hardly recommend this book.