The House of Morgan

  • by Ron Chernow
  • Narrated by Robertson Dean
  • 34 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Winner of the National Book Award and now considered a classic, The House of Morgan is the most ambitious history ever written about an American banking dynasty. Acclaimed by the Wall Street Journal as "brilliantly researched and written", the book tells the rich, panoramic story of four generations of Morgans and the powerful, secretive firms they spawned. It is the definitive account of the rise of the modern financial world. A gripping history of banking and the booms and busts that shaped the world on both sides of 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 of 1987. Ron Chernow paints a fascinating portrait of the private saga of the Morgans and the rarefied world of the American and British elite in which they moved. Based on extensive interviews and access to the family and business archives, The House of Morgan is an investigative masterpiece, a compelling account of a remarkable institution and the men who ran it, and an essential book for understanding the money and power behind the major historical events of the last 150 years.

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If you could sum up The House of Morgan in three words, what would they be?

Biographical, in-depth & involving


What other book might you compare The House of Morgan to, and why?

Can't think of another. This wasn't run of the mill. It has history, personalities, thought and regulatory evolution, case studies and Morgan amidst world events shaping being shaped in turn.


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- AVg

This is a VERY long read

Would you try another book written by Ron Chernow or narrated by Robertson Dean?

If the subject matter was interesting to me


Who was your favorite character and why?

n/a


What three words best describe Robertson Dean’s performance?

Appropriate, clear, correct


If this book were a film would you go see it?

No


Any additional comments?

This is a VERY long read. Fortunately the subject matter was fascinating, but it was a lot to get through. I normally prefer unabridged books, but I felt every mile of the marathon read when I finished it.

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- K. Gholam

Book Details

  • Release Date: 16-12-2013
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.