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Mellon An American Life

ISBN-10: 0307386791
ISBN-13: 9780307386793
Edition: N/A
Authors: David Cannadine
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Description: 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.   More...

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Book details

List price: $25.00
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 2/12/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 832
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.640
Language: English

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.

Preface
Prologue: A Family in History
In the Shadow of His Father, 1855-1900
The Patriarch Presides: Father and Sons, 1855-73
The Family in Business: Boys and Banks, 1873-87
The "Mellon System" Inaugurated: "My Brother and I," 1887-98
The Great Leap Forward: Mergers and Matrimony, 1898-1900
Wealth's Triumphs, Fortune's Travails, 1900-1921
The Transition Completed: Family Man and Venture Capitalist, 1901-1907
The First Scandal: Separation and Divorce, 1907-12
Life Goes On: Business (Almost) as Usual, 1907-14
New Careers for Old: Single Parent, Aging Plutocrat, Emerging Politician, 1914-21
The Rise and Fall of a Public Man, 1921-33
Hard Times with Harding: Political Realities, Getting Started, Settling In, 1921-23
Better Years with Coolidge: Mellonizing America, Aggrandizing Himself, 1923-26
Carrying On with Hoover: Great Ideas to Great Crash, 1927-29
Triumphs amid Troubles: Fortune's Zenith, Russian Pictures, Pittsburgh Woes, 1929-31
"The Man Who Stayed Too Long": Depression, Departure, London and Back, 1931-33
Old Man, New Deal, 1933-37
His World Turned Upside Down: An Unhappy Homecoming, 1933-34
The Second Scandal: The "Tax Trial" and the National Gallery of Art, 1933-36
Beginnings and Endings: The Gallery Established, a Life in Its Fullness, 1936-37
Epilogue: A Fortune in History
The Mellon Family
A Note on Sources
Abbreviations for Notes
Notes
Acknowledgments
Index

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