It is a rich, panoramic story of four generations of Morgans and the powerful, secretive firms they spawned, ones that would transform the modern financial world.
Tracing the trajectory of J. A masterpiece of financial history—it was awarded the National Book Award for Nonfiction and selected by the Modern Library as one of the Best Nonfiction Books of the Twentieth Century—The House of Morgan is 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 years.
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Morgan, who created some of the nation's greatest industrial trusts, amassed a remarkable art collection, and became a one-man Federal Reserve. The Warburgs were bankers, patrons of the arts, scholars, socialites, philanthropists and politicians. This Jewish family from Westphalia became a German success story, and embraced German culture with a passion: they loved the art, music and literature of their country and never wavered from their patriotic identification with their homeland.
They advised a German Kaiser;their American cousins advised two presidents.
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Their investment bank still exists and is one of the oldest in the world. The Warburgs endowed libraries, built mansions and collected paintings.
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But in the family became a prime target of the Nazis and the world they knew came crashing down. Oliver has spent years trying to convince himself that he's suited to a life of money making in the city, and that he doesn't miss a childhood spent in pursuit of mystery, when he cycled around the cobbled lanes of Oxford, exploring its most intriguing corners.
When his girlfriend Kate inherits a derelict house - and a fierce family feud - she's determined to strip it, sell it and move on. For Oliver though, the house has an allure, and amongst the shelves of discarded, leather bound and gilded volumes, he discovers one that conceals a hidden diary from the s.
So begins a quest: to discover the identity of the author, Sophia Louis. It is a portrait of war and marriage, isolation and longing and a story that will shape the future of the abandoned house - and of Oliver - forever.
Niall Ferguson's House of Rothschild: Money's Prophets was hailed as a "great biography" by Time magazine and named one of the best books of the year by Business Week.
Now, with all the depth, clarity and drama with which he traced their ascent, Ferguson - the first historian with access to the long-lost Rothschild family archives - concludes his myth-breaking portrait of once of the most fascinating and power families of all time.
Despite these many global upheavals, theirs remained the biggest bank in the world up until the First World War, their interests extending far beyond the realm of finance. Yet the Rothschilds' failure to establish themselves successfully in the United States proved fateful, and as financial power shifted from London to New York after , their power waned.
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Following the 11th-hour rescue of Bear Stearns by JP Morgan, his profile has reached stratospheric levels.
Lively and engaging, the book provides insider accounts of how Dimon successfully integrated acquired companies; reorganized underperforming units; created efficiencies; and grew bottom-line results as the consummate hands-on manager. Through interviews with Dimon, Weill, JP Morgan board members, and people who worked with Dimon, readers will gain insight into Dimon's management style and his ability to inspire outstanding performance.
Most importantly, the book explains Dimon in the context of contemporary Wall Street, an environment that has destroyed several top CEOs and led to the demise of several major financial institutions.
Dimon has flourished by avoiding alluring, but potentially catastrophic risks and taking advantage of strategic opportunities. During one of the most difficult and tumultuous periods in Wall Street history, he has survived and thrived.
The House of Dimon shows how he's done it and explores what lies ahead for Dimon, as he attempts to grow JP Morgan in the face of the unrelenting pressures of Wall Street.
Patricia Crisafulli Chicago, IL is an accomplished writer and author who has written or ghost-written 16 books on business, finance, and leadership.
A former business journalist, she was a correspondent in the Chicago bureau of Reuters America. Except she never video taped herself so it was all a set up. Sugar farmer Maverick Appellton put out an online ad for a wife, not expecting anyone.
But he needs a mother for his son Carter. Most women just sent him a letter, but when Jess Taylor shows up on his farm, she sends everything out of order. Neither was prepared for the heartwarming chemistry or what happens when all her secrets come home to the farm.
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