By Maury Klein
To american citizens dwelling within the early 20th century, E. H. Harriman was once as normal a reputation as J. P. Morgan, John D. Rockefeller, and Andrew Carnegie. Like his fellow businessmen, Harriman (1847-1909) had turn into the logo for a whole undefined: Morgan stood for banking, Rockefeller for oil, Carnegie for iron and metal, and Harriman for railroads. right here, Maury Klein deals the 1st in-depth biography in additional than seventy-five years of this influential but strangely understudied determine.
A Wall highway banker until eventually age fifty, Harriman catapulted into the railroad enviornment in 1897, gaining keep an eye on of the Union Pacific Railroad because it emerged from financial disaster and effectively modernizing each point of its operation. He went directly to extend his empire by means of buying huge stakes in different railroads, together with the Southern Pacific and the Baltimore and Ohio, within the method clashing with such foes as James J. Hill, J. P. Morgan, and Theodore Roosevelt.
With its new insights into the myths and controversies that encompass Harriman's occupation, this booklet reasserts his legacy as one of many nice turn-of-the-century company titans.
Originally released 2000.
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