Saturday, September 28, 2013

Nineteenth century rich men side by side

I recently read some biographies of XIX century American magnates both to get a better feel for the period and to hopefully learn something useful. There was a  small problem though. Their lives were so parallel on some areas that I began confusing parts of them around. So, to sort things out I made an outline by year and here it is for anyone to use. Some events might be off by a year.


Sources are Andrew Carnegie by Nasaw, Titan by Chernow, The Great Pierpont Morgan by Lewis Allen, The First Tycoon by Stiles, Dark Genius of Wall Street by Renehan and Mellon by Cannadine.   The two books that I enjoyed best were Nasaw's and Cannadine's in that order.


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