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5.0 von 5 Sternen Those were the days, 20. Januar 2000
Was it the writing or the main character that made this a fascinating read? answer- both! Chernow brought the character and his environment alive(early 20th Century New York merchant society),and what a character JP Morgan was! I read this book some years ago and what has remained with me ever since is the image of JP Morgan as a somewhat reluctant Titan. Sure he was larger than life and his famous piercing stare DOES come through in the photographs. You can easily imagine people hustling out of his way as he strode down Wall Street. Yet Chernow does a good job of humanizing the man, explaining clearly that he really had no choice (family upbringing, apprenticeship, business inheritance) all worked to make JP Morgan what he was. What also comes across is the fact that the Financial world at the time almost demanded and needed a JP Morgan. The early pioneering days of Wall street are vividly portrayed.JP Morgan's role in leading, cajoling, directing and bullying where necessary,to ensure that industries and markets developed - is explained clearly. You certainly get the sense that the man understood the times and took seriously his responsibility as a person of influence and power. Greed, surprisingly to me, does not seem to be a major factor in explaining JP Morgan. All in all an interesting insight into a bygone era and a fascinating character.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Brian Wayne Wells, Esquire, reviews "The House of Morgan", 7. Februar 1998
Von Ein Kunde
If a book, once read, does not remain on the shelf, but is referred back to on a frequent basis for additional information, it is a book that is well worth its purchase price. One such book is the Ron Chernow's "House of Morgan" (1990).
As this reviewer reads other books on the economic history of the United States and relations between Britain and the United States in the 1890's, this book on the life and times of banker J.P. Morgan,his son and the banking firm they developed,is a book often used as a reference guide.
The Morgan banking firm has had a tremendous impact on the history of the United States and Europe in the last part of the nineteenth century and the entire twentieth century. Reading this book, conveys that impact in a style that won the book the 1990 National Book Award
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Possibly the best business history ever written, 24. Januar 2000
Von Ein Kunde
Ron Chernow's "The House of Morgan" is both an engaging history of the Morgan banks and a brilliant account of the growth of global finance from Victorian times through the late 1980's. It's every bit as enjoyable as Chernow's "The Warburgs," but provides a better analysis than the Warburg book of key business and political developments of the 20th century.
No one should be intimidated by this book's length or the complexity of its subject. Its pages are rich with lively portraits of the sometimes quirky men who ran the Morgan banks, the high and mighty of the world with whom they did business, and the world's many critics of such concentrated economic might. Pierpont and Jack Morgan and their successors at the top get the most detailed treatment, but figures as diverse as Brandeis, Mussolini, Lindbergh (the son-in-law of a top Morgan partner), Bryan, Theodore Roosevelt and Margaret Thatcher all play a part in the story, not to mention interesting but lesser-known figures like Ferdinand Pecora, Judge Harold Medina and central bankers from Britain, Germany, Italy and Japan.
As a backdrop to the Morgan saga, this book includes accounts of the main events of 20th-century financial history, such as the Panic of 1907, the creation of the Federal Reserve system, the Crash of 1929 and the depression and bank failures that followed it, the New Dealers' attack on banks led by Pecora that resulted in the Glass-Steagall Act and the separation of commercial banking from investment banking, and the rise of hostile takeovers, Eurodollars, petrodollars, Latin American lending, junk bonds and the securitization of debt, all refreshingly written for laymen rather than experts.
"The House of Morgan" has perhaps two overriding themes. The first is that as the years have passed, and the Morgan banks have faced increasing competition, the Morgan bankers' need to maintain their global preeminence has led them to take bigger and bigger risks. Some of these risks have resulted in large financial loss, but more often they have resulted in a loss of both public and customers' confidence, which has eroded the very preeminence that the banks seek to maintain. The second theme is that the top Morgan bankers have consistently underestimated the power of government to control what they do, and even make their lives miserable. From Pierpont on down, they have ignored government at their peril. It's almost a certainty that with the next big economic downturn, the Morgan banks will be attacked again, and I hope that Chernow will be on the scene to provide an account of it.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen A power house full of investment banking history., 21. Oktober 1999
This book simply states that i-bankers to quote a friend of mine "...have always had and still have a unique key role to play in a free market economy." J. Pierpont Morgan the key player in this book comes alive as wonderful, lovable, irascible charachter the pure metaphor of the protestant work ethic and the American dream, with all its glory and its dark side.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Powerful Bankers before the Federal Reserve, 17. Juni 1998
"The House of Morgan" can serve as a proxy for the history of the American financial system before the establishment of the Federal Reserve. Morgan's influence on the world financial system was demonstrated by the raising of loans for the English, French and German governments. Morgan was also well known as the sponsor of many railroad bonds at the turn of the last century. As such the bank was instrumental in building the infrastructure which allowed the industrial revolution to bloom with enormous strenth here in America. It is said that at the turn of the century JP Morgan had underwritten half of the securities traded on the NYSE. Morgan's great strength was a function of the American/British arms of the bank and their ability to transfer capital and wealth between between the two nations. Each nation has had economic dominance in different periods of history. Yet many view JP Morgan as a villian or a greedy banker with dollar signs in his eyes. Ron Chernow's five star treatise on Morgan reveals him to be a deeply religious man who was intent on bringing orderly rationalization to the capital markets and restraining competition which he believed to be counter-productive in capitalist economy. He and his bank were deeply private and this work does a wonderful job of gently pulling back the curtain at 23 Wall Street. For those interested in the capital markets a must read!
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Historical Background On The Formation Of Amercian Banking, 7. Mai 2000
The House Of Morgan provides an excellent insight into the formation of modern Amercian banking and indeed American industry that is accessable both to the working profession and the layman alike.
The "House of Morgan" is very commonly viewed as the precursor of the modern federal reserve, and it's chairman. As late as the early 1900's a single man held enough influence to steady the markets on Wall Street (and therefore nationally) and that man was Morgan.
After the death of SR the organizations bearing his name would go on to even greater influence through the 20's & 30's and as the U.S. emerged as a superpower following WWII (under JR).
The House of Morgan underlines how the foundations where laid for the modern American system. While there are many other players and aspects to the story few are more fascinating than the House of Morgan.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Historical Background On The Formation Of Amercian Banking, 7. Mai 2000
The House Of Morgan provides an excellent insight into the formation of modern Amercian banking and indeed American industry that is accessable both to the working profession and the layman alike.
The "House of Morgan" is very commonly viewed as the precursor of the modern federal reserve, and it's chairman. As late as the early 1900's a single man held enough influence to steady the markets on Wall Street (and therefore nationally) and that man was Morgan.
After the death of SR the organizations bearing his name would go on to even greater influence through the 20's & 30's and as the U.S. emerged as a superpower following WWII (under JR).
The House of Morgan underlines how the foundations where laid for the modern American system. While there are many other players and aspects to the story few are more fascinating than the House of Morgan.
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4.0 von 5 Sternen Now for the rest of the story..., 22. Februar 1999
Von Ein Kunde
Chernow's book is good for the sweeping overview that it is. It left me wondering, though, what is the story behind the story. The Morgan partners continually are painted in too favorable a light by Chernow. I'd like to know more about how Morgans not only used the "old boy" network to their advantage, but really created and controlled the core of that network for decades. Morgans had its fingers in *everything* at the previous turn of the century. But I have the feeling that it wasn't simply due to the Morgan partners simply being upright bankers!
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Behind-the-scene look at 19th/20th century history!, 29. Juni 1998
Only in the epics about Robert Moses (and the pivotal role he played in the development of New York) and Harrison Gray Otis (and the pivotal role that the Publisher of the L.A. Times played in the development of Southern California) has a book so captivated me. Chernow gets underneath the big events of the 19th and 20th century, digging deeply, and always following the money. Well worth its price. A whole new perspective about finance, banking, and the role they play in global economic development.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen a three credit class on the history of American finance, 19. Januar 1999
Von Ein Kunde
I learned more from this book than i did in many of my mba classes. It takes a real commitment to finish, but for anyone with a true interest in finance, Wall Street, etc., this book will be well worth the time. I learned, among other things, how the founder of GM ended up running a bowling alley in Flint, Michigan, and how JP Morgan annd Dupont wound up with a majority of GM's stock. I also learned how such firms as First Boston and BT came into existence--a great reading experience
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