Go Advanced Search
 




Learn More About
Find More Titles by
This Author: Frederick Lewis Allen
This Narrator: Nick Bernard
This Publisher: Books on Tape

The Great Pierpont Morgan by Frederick Lewis Allen

The Great Pierpont Morgan

by Frederick Lewis Allen


Product Details

Narrator
Publisher
 
Unabridged Edition
Running Time
8 Hrs. 40 Min.
Share This

Description

That John Pierpont Morgan built his family fortune into a colossal financial and industrial empire is beyond doubt. His ascent to power and use (or abuse) of it, however, has been for many years a subject of outspoken controversy. In 1901 Morgan formed the U.S. Steel Corp., which became the first billion dollar corporation in the world, and through his firm came enormous funds from abroad to develop American resources. But he was widely criticized for backing the sale of obsolete carbines to the Union army during the Civil War; for his gold speculations during the same period; and for the harsh terms of his loan of gold to the Federal Government during the 1895 crisis. At the same time he was an ardent sportsman, a renowned art collector, and a generous philanthropist.


People Who Liked The Great Pierpont Morgan Also Liked These Free Titles:
  Slate's The Moment Podcast
by Brian Koppelman

Reviews & Ratings
User Reviews         Rate this title  

More Details

  • Published: 1995
  • Original Year Of Publication: 1948
  • LearnOutLoud.com Product ID: T002013
Available On
Volumes
ISBN-10
ISBN-13
Download
Cassette
0786104392