The Tycoons

The Tycoons

How Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, Jay Gould, and J.P. Morgan Invented the American Supereconomy

Book - 2005 | 1st ed
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"What we think of as the modern American economy was the creation of four men: Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, Jay Gould, and J. P. Morgan. They were the giants of the Gilded Age, the tycoons behind the period of riotous growth that established America as the richest, most inventive, and most productive country on the planet. They are, quite literally, the founding fathers of our economy - and, thus, of modern America." "Charles R. Morris takes us deep into these men's empires and their methods, and reveals their influence on the lives of regular Americans. These four men - as fascinating as they were flawed - were essential to creating the America we have come to know. In this narrative, Morris reveals how they transformed our new and grasping nation into a world power."--BOOK JACKET.
Publisher: New York : H. Holt and Co., c2005
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780805075991
Characteristics: xvi, 382 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm


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Sep 06, 2013

Atrocious book. Could more accurately be titled, how the death merchants were reponsible for the murders of countless millions, global deprivation and the existing state of America today, where one out of every two Americans is poor, according to the most recent Census Bureau data. (Morgan's fortune originally derived from buying muskets which had been marked defective, then reselling them to the Union Army, which resulted in the deaths of untold Union soldiers; John Rockefeller was responsible for covertly shipping oil to the Nazis' Third Reich, through Spain and Switzerland; Carnegie (and Schwab) sold the subs to Germany which were responsible for sinking the Luisitania, and what's even more interesting, but rarely told (and not in this book) was how Carnegie came by his original early fortune, and on and on, Morgan financed Italy's (Benito Mussolini) invasion of Libya, and on and on.


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