Jay Gould or The Story of a Fortune
Robert Irving WarshowISBN: 0766161838;
1928. Jay Gould reigned from Appomattox to the panic of 1893. Born with no inherited power, he died the possessor of the largest fortune ever gathered by one man in his time. His power was founded on cunning and perpetuated by craft, and at his death noteven his fiercest enemies could deny that the greatest manipulative mind of the period had passed. To explain the financial phase of our civilization without the mention of Jay Gould is impossible. "His touch was as death," but his touch was universal, and the story of one of the greatest financial freebooters of all time is one with the story of the greatest period of industrial activity and commercial expansion of the United States. Illustrated.
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