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Iron Empires: Robber Barons, Railroads, and the Making of Modern America

Author: Michael Hiltzik.

Iron Empires: Robber Barons, Railroads, and the Making of Modern America

Author: Michael Hiltzik.

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Item #: D30628
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 424
Publication Date: 2020
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
ISBN: 9780544770317
When the transcontinental railroad was completed in 1869, America's railways soon exploded into a titanic industry helmed by speculators, crooks, and visionaries. The vicious competition between Cornelius Vanderbilt, Jay Gould, and J.P. Morgan sparked stock market frenzies and crashes, while transforming the nation's geography. As Pulitzer Prize-winning jour... More
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When the transcontinental railroad was completed in 1869, America's railways soon exploded into a titanic industry helmed by speculators, crooks, and visionaries. The vicious competition between Cornelius Vanderbilt, Jay Gould, and J.P. Morgan sparked stock market frenzies and crashes, while transforming the nation's geography. As Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Michael Hiltzik recounts, the four-decade battle between the robber barons also produced dramatic, lasting changes in the interplay of business and government.


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