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The Robber Barons: The Great American Capitalists 1861-1901
The Robber Barons The Great American Capitalists 1861-1901
Author: Matthew Josephson
Rockefeller, Morgan, Vanderbilt, Carnegie, Harriman, Gould, Frick...this is the story of the giant American capitalists who seized economic power after the Civil War and altered the shape of American life forever in the process.
ISBN: 254700
Publication Date: 1934
Pages: 474
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Publisher: Harcourt, Brace and Company
Book Type: Hardcover
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This is an old book, dense, full of information about those gentlemen who created capitalism in this country, built railroads, steel industry, financial houses, and were, as the title indicates, Robber Barons. You'll get a good look at their personalities, modes of work....all ringing a very familiar bell. It's happeneing all over again, on Wall Street. Driven men, greedy for power and money, extremely successful, and personally very difficult to get along with.
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