The House of Morgan: An American Banking Dynasty and the Rise of Modern Finance
Date: January 2014
Duration: 34 hours 41 minutes
Winner of the National Book Award and nowconsidered a classic, The House of Morgan is the mostambitious history ever written about an American banking dynasty. Acclaimed by theWall Street Journal as "brilliantlyresearched and written," the book tells the rich, panoramic story of fourgenerations of Morgans and the powerful, secretive firms they spawned. It isthe definitive account of the rise of the modern financial world. A grippinghistory of banking and the booms and busts that shaped the world on both sidesof the Atlantic, The House of Morgan traces the trajectory of the J. P.Morgan empire from its obscure beginnings in Victorian London to the crash of1987. Ron Chernow paints a fascinating portrait of the private saga of theMorgans and the rarefied world of the American and British elite in which theymoved. Based on extensive interviews and access to the family and businessarchives, The House of Morgan is an investigative masterpiece,a compelling account of a remarkable institution and the men who ran it, and anessential book for understanding the money and power behind the majorhistorical events of the last 150 years.