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Morgan: American Financier

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  • Posted May 23, 2009

    Excellent, well-balanced biography

    This is an outstanding biography, well balanced between the personal and the business and economic aspects of Morgan's life. The account of the panic of 1907 is especially noteworthy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 14, 2006

    Everything You Ever Needed to Know About Morgan

    Full Disclosure: The present reviewer is the great-grandson of J. Pierpont Morgan's second cousin. Jean Strouse has done a remarkably detailed job of research. She delves deeply into Morgan's family history, helping the reader understand the contradictions of the great financier's character. He was at once an aristocrat and a public-minded citizen, an optimist given to severe depression, a control freak who took advice surprisingly well, and an Anglophile who loved France. Pierpont Morgan learned merchant banking from his demanding and meticulous father Junius Morgan, who guided his business career well into Pierpont's adulthood. Ms. Strouse highlights the rights-of-passage through which Morgan separated himself from his more conservative parent, thus establishing a domestic merchant banking frontier in the United States that reversed generations of English dominance. The reader senses the conflicts Morgan underwent here. The book's strength is also its weakness. Ms. Strouse is so thorough, and her text so detailed, that a reader unfamiliar with Wall Street's arcane ways gets bogged down. The book is decidedly not for the casual reader. But Ms. Strouse deserves high praise for diligent background work and a well-written piece of scholarship.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2014

    Ally

    Morgan don't f**k with me.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2014

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    What is ur problem?

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