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Harriman vs. Hill : Wall Street's Great Railroad War.

Author/Creator:
Haeg, Larry.
Publication:
Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 2013.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (393 pages)
Subjects:
Harriman, Edward Henry, -- 1848-1909.
Hill, James J. -- (James Jerome), -- 1838-1916.
Capitalists and financiers -- United States -- Biography.
Railroads -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Speculation -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Stock exchanges -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Summary:
In 1901, two titans of American railroads set their sights on the Northern Pacific. The subsequent battle was unprecedented in the history of American enterprise, pitting not only James J. Hill against Edward Harriman but also Big Oil against Big Steel and J. P. Morgan against the Rockefellers, with a supporting cast of enough wealthy investors to fill the Waldorf Astoria's ballroom.
Contents:
Intro
Preface
Dramatis Personae
Introduction
Mr. Morgan and Mr. Hill
Mr. Harriman and Mr. Schiff
The End of the "Days of Small Things"
The Battle for the Burlington
"Peacemakers" Arming for Combat
"The Weak Link in Your Chain"
The Consequences of a "Hostile Act"
Decision at Temple Emanu-El
"Hell Is Empty and All the Devils Are Here"
Northern Insecurities
The "Big Stick"
A Thunderbolt Out of the Blue
Great Cases and Bad Law
Epilogue: The Last Corner
Acknowledgments
Appendixes
Notes
Bibliography
Index.
Notes:
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Local notes:
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Other format:
Print version: Haeg, Larry Harriman vs. Hill
ISBN:
9781452939889
9780816683642
OCLC:
862050285
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