The concept was simple, to link American railroads and global dominance of the seas with a railroad line through China and Russia, enter the back door of Europe, and create new royalty: the Transportation Kings. Vanderbilt, Hill, Morgan, and Harriman all pursued the grand dream. They were America’s industrial princes, poised for their greatest accomplishments, only to find that they had not considered the gauntlet awaiting them in the courts of kings and Kaisers, parliaments and congress. They awoke John Bull and helped precipitate revolution in China. They brought about the building of Lusitania and, in reaction, they owned and built the Titanic. We all know how the disaster story ends; this is how the story came about.
J.P. Morgan and the Transportation Kings: The Titanic and Other Disasters (English Edition) Kindle电子书
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A decent book2014年4月24日 - 已在美国亚马逊上发表
I enjoyed the book mainly for the history of the time. The down side for me was that the author spent a considerable amount of time covering the politics of the time and not as much time covering the topic of the book.
Well Researched and Fascinating2012年5月12日 - 已在美国亚马逊上发表
Steven Gittelman writes with passion about his subject. He creates a web of characters and events that is sure to fascinate the reader. Well researched, Gittelman strings together a series of happenings which paint a whole new picture of these tycoons.