Harriman vs. Hill: Wall Street's Great Railroad War

Harriman vs. Hill: Wall Street's Great Railroad War

by Larry Haeg
     
 

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In 1901, two titans of American railroads set their sights on the Northern Pacific. The subsequent battle was unprecedented in the history of American enterprise, pitting not only James J. Hill against Edward Harriman but also Big Oil against Big Steel and J. P. Morgan against the Rockefellers, with a supporting cast of enough wealthy investors to fill the Waldorf

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In 1901, two titans of American railroads set their sights on the Northern Pacific. The subsequent battle was unprecedented in the history of American enterprise, pitting not only James J. Hill against Edward Harriman but also Big Oil against Big Steel and J. P. Morgan against the Rockefellers, with a supporting cast of enough wealthy investors to fill the Waldorf Astoria’s ballroom.

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I first read about the Northern Pacific Corner when I was ten years old. When I opened my office on January 1, 1962, I put on the wall a framed copy of the New York Times of May 10, 1901, describing the fateful prior day. Larry Haeg now tells the full story, and I enjoyed every word of it.
" —Warren Buffett

"This book is a page-turner. Even for the reader that knows what is about to happen, Larry Haeg is able to convey a sense of excitement about the events’ unfolding." —H. Roger Grant, author of Railroads and the American People

"Harriman vs. Hill is a fascinating read. It treats an important episode in business and financial history, fleshes it out in more detail than any previous author has done, and covers the ground in an engaging style. Haeg’s approach is original and clever in the best sense of the word." —Maury Klein, author of Union Pacific

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816683642
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
Publication date:
10/01/2013
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
1,336,929
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.30(d)

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