Book Discussion on Morgan: American Financier

Jean Strouse talked about her biography of J. Pierpont Morgan, Morgan: American Financier, published by Random House. She talked about… read more

Jean Strouse talked about her biography of J. Pierpont Morgan, Morgan: American Financier, published by Random House. She talked about Morgan’s career as the founder of General Electric, U.S. Steel and large railroad empires. Mr. Morgan also developed a private central bank which was replaced in 1913 by the Federal Reserve. The book also detailed his childhood and his art collection. Ms. Strouse talked about how Mr. Morgan amassed a fortune while he was still in his early thirties, tried to disassemble workers' unions, and became one of the world’s most famous bankers, while damaging many of his personal and professional relationships. close

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Book Discussion on Morgan: American Financier

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122691-1
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Booknotes
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Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
May 23, 1999
Last Aired:
Jun 21, 2014

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  • May 23, 1999 | 8:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 23, 1999 | 11:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
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