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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (153 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jean Strouse Narrator: Nelson Runge Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Noted biographer Jean Strouse has won the Bancroft Prize and received fellowships from the Guggenheim Memorial Foundation and the National Endowments for the Humanities and Arts. Her work has appeared in major magazines, including The New Yorker and Newsweek. In Morgan, she creates the first complete portrait of a man who defined American commerce and banking. Contemporaries described J. Pierpoint Morgan as the financial Moses of the New World. He was also called a beefy, red-faced, thick-necked financial bully, drunk with wealth and power....

To separate the legend from the man, Jean Strouse uses a wealth of uncataloged biographical documents from the Pierpoint Morgan Library. She shows J.Pierpoint Morgan in the full context of his childhood and health, travels and tastes, personal affairs and business relationships. Through Nelson Runger's thoughtful narration, this accessible biography becomes a fascinating audio production. Morgan sheds light on the life of a remarkable man, but it also helps us to better understand today's international finance.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Bob | 11/4/2013

    " Very informative, but a little dry. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Paul Del | 2/5/2013

    " JP Morgan coin the phrase, if you have to ask how much it will cost to maintain a yacht, you probably can not afford it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Fritz | 11/9/2012

    " I'm glad I read this book, because I learned a lot about the United States in the late 1800's. But there was too much detail about his art collections, and overall it was less thrilling than biographies of the founders, etc. So I give it only two stars. 'It WAS OK.' "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Lindsey Smith | 10/4/2012

    " I wasn't thrilled by this one. I much preferred Ron Chernow's The House of Morgan: An American Banking Dynasty and the Rise of Modern Finance which seemed much more detailed despite the fact that it covers Junius, Pierpont, Jack and beyond rather than Strouse's primary focus on Pierpont. "

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