The House of Morgan: An American Banking Dynasty and the Rise of Modern Finance

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Publisher Description

Winner of the National Book Award and now considered a classic, The House of Morgan is the most ambitious history ever written about an American banking dynasty. Acclaimed by the Wall Street Journal as “brilliantly researched and written,” the book tells the rich, panoramic story of four generations of Morgans and the powerful, secretive firms they spawned. It is the definitive account of the rise of the modern financial world. A gripping history of banking and the booms and busts that shaped the world on both sides of the Atlantic, The House of Morgan traces the trajectory of the J. P. Morgan empire from its obscure beginnings in Victorian London to the crash of 1987. Ron Chernow paints a fascinating portrait of the private saga of the Morgans and the rarefied world of the American and British elite in which they moved. Based on extensive interviews and access to the family and business archives, The House of Morgan is an investigative masterpiece, 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.

GENRE
Business & Personal Finance
NARRATOR
RD
Robertson Dean
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
34:38
hr min
RELEASED
2014
January 1
PUBLISHER
Blackstone Audio
SIZE
1.7
GB

Customer Reviews

RichardBoi123 ,

Brilliant

Clearly Mr. Chernow’s research to this comprehensive chronology of the ‘House of Morgan’ is impressive to say the least.

For any student of international finance and its evolution this book should be an essential read for your benefit.

Blake Gossard ,

Excellent book and excellently narrated!

This was a hugely educational and entertaining book. Narrater did a really good job. Kudos to the author and the people who did the audio version. I highly recommend this for anyone with any interest in finance or American history.

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