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The Tycoons How Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, Jay Gould, And J. P. Morgan Invented the American Supereconomy (Paperback)

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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0805081348
ISBN-13: 9780805081343
Sku: 202468956
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Pages:  382
Age Range:  NA
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Looks at the role of four powerful giants of industry--Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, Jay Gould, and J. P. Morgan--in creating the modern American economy, tracing their rise to wealth and power in the years following the Civil War, their individual approaches to business, their competition, and their fostering of the growth of the middle class. Reprint. *Author: Morris, Charles R. *Subtitle: How Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, Jay Gould, And J. P. Morgan Invented the American Supereconomy *Publication Date: 2006/10/03 *Number of Pages: 382 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 1.25 *Width: 5.25 *Height: 8.25
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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.
In this vivid group biography, Charles R. Morris shows how four men with vision--Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, Jay Gould, and J. P. Morgan--changed the American economy forever by becoming superrich and using their wealth, ambition, and smarts to drive commerce and to bring Americans into the modern era of consumerism. Though each was different from the others in significant points of character and outlook, together they shared a vision that wealth could help shape the culture.


New York Times Book Review
"Morris skillfully assembles a great deal of academic and anecdotal research to demonstrate that Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, Jay Gould and J. P. Morgan did not amass their fortunes by trampling down on the downtrodden or ripping off consumers--though he does concede that Carnegie and Gould could be scoundrels in their personal lives." - Todd G. Buchholz 10/02/2005

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