At a glance:
- Author: Ron Chernow
- First Published: 1990
- Type of Work: History
- Time of Work: 1837-1988
- Setting: Primarily the United States
- Characters: George Peabody, Junius S. Morgan, John Pierpont Morgan, Sr., John Pierpont Morgan, Jr., Thomas Lamont
- Genres: Nonfiction, History, Epic
- Subjects: Culture, United States or Americans, War, Espionage or spies, Wall Street, Banks, bankers, or banking, Railroads, Industrialization, Gold, Precious metals or stones, Finance, Philanthropy or philanthropists, Steel, Monopolies
- Locales: United States
Ron Chernow in The House of Morgan has written an epic study of the Morgan banking empire, from its origins in the nineteenth century through its diversification into three financial giants in the late twentieth century. Chernow’s book is a model of institutional history. He has mastered the vagaries of a multiheaded banking firm over the course of more than a century, without losing the thread of an engrossing story. Chernow brilliantly brings to life the men who made and staffed the Morgan empire. His work, which received the 1990 National Book Award for nonfiction,...
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