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The Resource J.P. Morgan and the Transportation Kings : the Titanic and other disasters, Steven H. Gittelman, (electronic resource)

J.P. Morgan and the Transportation Kings : the Titanic and other disasters, Steven H. Gittelman, (electronic resource)

Label
J.P. Morgan and the Transportation Kings : the Titanic and other disasters
Title
J.P. Morgan and the Transportation Kings
Title remainder
the Titanic and other disasters
Statement of responsibility
Steven H. Gittelman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gittelman, Steven H.
Dewey number
332.1092
LC call number
HE945.A2
LC item number
G57 2012
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Morgan, J. Pierpont
  • Merchant marine
  • Merchant marine
  • Capitalists and financiers
  • Morgan, J. Pierpont
  • Capitalists and financiers
  • Merchant marine
  • United States
Label
J.P. Morgan and the Transportation Kings : the Titanic and other disasters, Steven H. Gittelman, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 353-358) and index
Contents
Early shipping -- American shipping consortium -- The corner -- Economic expansion -- Community of interest -- Vanderbilt -- Marc Hanna -- The creation of political leadership -- Roosevelt -- The business of the presidency -- The maritime subsidy bill -- Roosevelt rises -- A rift between friends -- The subsidy bill under debate in congress -- Opposition in congress -- The loyal opposition -- Pan-American exposition -- A new president -- An uninvited agenda -- The anti-McKinley -- Hanna's last hurrah -- Financial contributions to an incumbent -- Harriman and the Far East -- Competition in the Far East -- Global interference -- The Panic of 1907 -- Roosevelt is denied the 1908 Race -- Hill and the Far East -- Historic rivalry -- Free ships -- Breathing life into the IMM -- The American invaders! -- Cunard -- IMM -- Lusitania, Aquitania, Mauretania and Titanic -- Investigation and aftermath -- Legacy -- The end of a dream -- Afterword
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000690531
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780761858508
Lccn
2012931172
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000690531
Label
J.P. Morgan and the Transportation Kings : the Titanic and other disasters, Steven H. Gittelman, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 353-358) and index
Contents
Early shipping -- American shipping consortium -- The corner -- Economic expansion -- Community of interest -- Vanderbilt -- Marc Hanna -- The creation of political leadership -- Roosevelt -- The business of the presidency -- The maritime subsidy bill -- Roosevelt rises -- A rift between friends -- The subsidy bill under debate in congress -- Opposition in congress -- The loyal opposition -- Pan-American exposition -- A new president -- An uninvited agenda -- The anti-McKinley -- Hanna's last hurrah -- Financial contributions to an incumbent -- Harriman and the Far East -- Competition in the Far East -- Global interference -- The Panic of 1907 -- Roosevelt is denied the 1908 Race -- Hill and the Far East -- Historic rivalry -- Free ships -- Breathing life into the IMM -- The American invaders! -- Cunard -- IMM -- Lusitania, Aquitania, Mauretania and Titanic -- Investigation and aftermath -- Legacy -- The end of a dream -- Afterword
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000690531
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780761858508
Lccn
2012931172
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000690531

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