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The Resource Dark genius of Wall Street : the misunderstood life of Jay Gould, king of the robber barons, Edward J. Renehan, Jr

Dark genius of Wall Street : the misunderstood life of Jay Gould, king of the robber barons, Edward J. Renehan, Jr

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Dark genius of Wall Street : the misunderstood life of Jay Gould, king of the robber barons
Title
Dark genius of Wall Street
Title remainder
the misunderstood life of Jay Gould, king of the robber barons
Statement of responsibility
Edward J. Renehan, Jr
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Jay Gould was the robber baron's robber baron: the greatest financial and business genius of his time and also the most widely hated. Gould was the undisputed master of the nation's railroads and telegraph systems at a time when these were the fastest-growing new technologies of the age. He created new ways of manipulating markets, assembling capital and swallowing his competitors. Many of these methods are now standard practice; others were among the first practices prohibited by the SEC when it came into being in the 1930s. Biographer Renehan combines lively anecdotes with the rich social tapestry of the Gilded Age to create the first balanced biography of a figure whose stature in his era outranks that of Bill Gates, a man who was undoubtedly the greatest financial genius of his age--and one of the inventors of modern business
Summary
Edward J. Renehan, Jr. presents a biography of one of the most hated and most admired American entrepreneurs of all time. Here, he sheds light on Wall Street magnate Jay Gould and his frequently overshadowed creativity. Gould was the quintessential robber baron and the original modern businessman whose financial examples persist even today
Biography type
individual biography
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233467
Cataloging source
BKL
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1956-
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Renehan, Edward
Dewey number
338
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Gould, Jay
  • Capitalists and financiers
  • Businessmen
Target audience
adult
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the misunderstood life of Jay Gould, king of the robber barons
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Dark genius of Wall Street : the misunderstood life of Jay Gould, king of the robber barons, Edward J. Renehan, Jr
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-334) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
510542
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 352 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780465068852
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780465068852
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780465068852
  • (Sirsi) ADS-0225
Label
Dark genius of Wall Street : the misunderstood life of Jay Gould, king of the robber barons, Edward J. Renehan, Jr
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-334) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
510542
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 352 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780465068852
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780465068852
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780465068852
  • (Sirsi) ADS-0225

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