Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Preface Prologue: A Family in History PART ONE In the Shadow of His Father, 18551900 1. The Patriarch Presides: Father and Sons, 185573 2. The Family in Business: Boys and Banks, 187387 3. The "Mellon System" Inaugurated: "My Brother and I," 188798 4. The Great Leap Forward: Mergers and Matrimony, 18981900 PART TWO Wealth's Triumphs, Fortune's Travails, 19001921 5. The Transition Completed: Family Man and Venture Capitalist, 19011907 6. The First Scandal: Separation and Divorce, 190712 7. Life Goes On: Business (Almost) as Usual, 190714 8. New Careers for Old: Single Parent, Aging Plutocrat, Emerging Politician, 191421 PART THREE The Rise and Fall of a Public Man, 192133 9. Hard Times with Harding: Political Realities, Getting Started, Settling In, 192123 10. Better Years with Coolidge: Mellonizing America, Aggrandizing Himself, 192326 11. Carrying On with Hoover: Great Ideas to Great Crash, 192729 12. Triumphs amid Troubles: Fortune's Zenith, Russian Pictures, Pittsburgh Woes, 192931 13. "The Man Who Stayed Too Long": Depression, Departure, London and Back, 193133 PART FOUR Old Man, New Deal, 193337 14. His World Turned Upside Down: An Unhappy Homecoming, 193334 15. The Second Scandal: The "Tax Trial" and the National Gallery of Art, 193336 16. Beginnings and Endings: The Gallery Established, a Life in Its Fullness, 193637 Epilogue: A Fortune in History Appendix: The Mellon Family A Note on Sources Abbreviations for Notes Notes Acknowledgments Index. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: A landmark work from one of the preeminent historians of our time: the first published biography of Andrew W. Mellon, the American colossus who bestrode the worlds of industry, government, and philanthropy, leaving his transformative stamp on each.
Andrew Mellon, one of America’s greatest financiers, built a legendary personal fortune from banking to oil to aluminum manufacture, tracking America’s course to global economic supremacy. As treasury secretary under Presidents Harding, Coolidge, and finally Hoover, Mellon made the federal government run like a business–prefiguring the public official as CEO. He would be hailed as the architect of the Roaring Twenties, but, staying too long, would be blamed for the Great Depression, eventually to find himself a broken idol. Collecting art was his only nonprofessional gratification and his great gift to the American people, The National Gallery of Art, remains his most tangible legacy.
About the Author: David Cannadine was born in Birmingham in 1950 and educated at the Cambridge, Oxford, and Princeton. He is the editor and author of many acclaimed books, including The Decline and Fall of the British Aristocracy, which won the Lionel Trilling Prize and the Governors' Award; Aspects of Aristocracy; G. M. Trevelyan; The Pleasures of the Past; History in Our Time; and Class in Britain. He has taught at Cambridge and Columbia and is now the Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Professor of British History at the Institute of Historical Research, University of London.
Buchbeschreibung Vintage, 2008. Buchzustand: Good. 1 Edition. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP87534389
Buchbeschreibung Vintage, 2008. Buchzustand: Very Good. 1 Edition. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP15619524
Buchbeschreibung Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Paperback. Buchzustand: Fair. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0307386791I5N00
Buchbeschreibung Vintage. PAPERBACK. Buchzustand: Very Good. 0307386791 Very Good Condition. Tight and Neat. Five star seller - Buy with confidence!. Buchnummer des Verkäufers Z0307386791Z2
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Acceptable. May have some shelf-wear due to normal use. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 0KVBHV002K2F
Buchbeschreibung Vintage. Paperback. Buchzustand: GOOD. Good clean copy with no missing pages might be an ex library copy; Possibly may have minor marginal notes and or highlighting. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2776418728
Buchbeschreibung Vintage, 2008. Buchzustand: GOOD. book was well loved but cared for. Possible ex-library copy with all the usual markings and stickers. Some light textual notes, highlighting and underling. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2786640101
Buchbeschreibung Paperback. Buchzustand: Acceptable. An acceptable and readable copy. All pages are intact, and the spine and cover are also intact. There is a signature or handwriting on the inside front cover. There is light highlighting or handwriting through out the book. This is a ex library book, stickers and markings accordingly. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 467EJZ00101D
Buchbeschreibung VINTAGE, 2006. Softcover. Buchzustand: Good. A landmark portrait of Andrew Mellon describes his rise to the heights of political and financial power, his controversial role as treasury secretary under three presidents, and his remarkable philanthropy and gift to America of the National Gallery of Art. Reprint. 30,000 first printing. Piece(s) of the spine missing. Binding is so loose that the book will stay open to any given page. Book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 123541261
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 97803073867933.0