Wadsworth Atheneum

MORGAN: AMERICAN FINANCIER

The definitive full-scale portrait of J. Pierpont Morgan's tumultuous life, in and out of the public eye.

History has remembered him as a complex and contradictory figure, part robber baron and part patron saint. J. Pierpont Morgan earned his reputation as "the Napoleon of Wall Street" by reorganizing the nation's railroads and creating industrial giants such as General Electric and U.S. Steel. At a time when the country had no Federal Reserve system, he appointed himself a one-man central bank. He had two wives, three yachts, four children, six houses, mistresses, and one of the finest art collections in America.

In this extraordinary book, drawing extensively on new material, award-winning biographer Jean Strouse vividly portrays the financial colossus, the avid patron of the arts, and the entirely human character behind all the myths.

Details: By Jean Strouse

published 2014, 848 pages, softcover

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