White Shoe

by John Oller
White Shoe
  • ISBN-13: 9781524743253
  • Author(s): John Oller
  • Subject: Economic history
  • Publisher: Penguin Random House Group
  • Imprint: Dutton
  • Publication Date: 21-03-2019
  • Format: h/b

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Around 1890, a new type of lawyer was born, one who understood business as well as the law, employing his expertise to guide corporations, find loopholes and foresee legal roadblocks in the way of profits. The result was the unprecedented rise of the power of big business, the establishment of a new class of corporate titans. This is an entertaining tale that includes some of the biggest names of the era, including J.P. Morgan, E. H. Harriman, and Elihu Root, exploring the decadent lifestyles of the nation's richest titans while spotlighting the foundation of America's corporate capitalism.
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Around 1890, a new type of lawyer was born, one who understood business as well as the law, employing his expertise to guide corporations, find loopholes and foresee legal roadblocks in the way of profits. The result was the unprecedented rise of the power of big business, the establishment of a new class of corporate titans. This is an entertaining tale that includes some of the biggest names of the era, including J.P. Morgan, E. H. Harriman, and Elihu Root, exploring the decadent lifestyles of the nation's richest titans while spotlighting the foundation of America's corporate capitalism.