The Man Who Made Wall Street: Anthony J. Drexel And The Rise Of Modern Finance

The Man Who Made Wall Street Anthony J Drexel And The Rise Of Modern Finance A fascinating account of the best financier of the nineteenth century introduces readers to Anthony J Drexel the man widely credited with creating Manhattan s famous financial district

  • Title: The Man Who Made Wall Street: Anthony J. Drexel And The Rise Of Modern Finance
  • Author: Dan Rottenberg
  • ISBN: 9780812236262
  • Page: 165
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A fascinating account of the best financier of the nineteenth century introduces readers to Anthony J Drexel, the man widely credited with creating Manhattan s famous financial district.

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    • Jean Poulos says:

      This book is about the second son of an Austrian émigré, Anthony Drexel (1826-1893) who became a pre-eminent financial mind in the Philadelphia currency brokerage his father began in 1838. Drexel initiated partnership with J. P. Morgan and his father, Junius that became the most powerful financial combination of the Gilded Age.The first part of the book is about Francis Drexel and how he came to leave Austria. Then the author tells about Tony Drexel’s early life. The remainder of the book is [...]

    • Gwen - Chew & Digest Books - says:

      Confession Time: I actually went to the library with a similar, yet different book on my list of books to check out. When I got to that book, Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World it looked massive and at 564 pages, I think most people would agree. As a lover of history and a child of "bankers", I enjoy reading histories of both how the processes of banking (both legislative and just in general) have changed in the US and of specific people who were vital in making those changes, for [...]

    • Drtaxsacto says:

      The name Drexel is not well remembered unless of course you think about Drexel in combination with Michael Millken - who helped to launch a number of industries with high yield (junk) bonds. (I think the press mostly got his contributions wrong.) Anthony Drexel was a private banker whose father started a banking house in the 1830s and who mentored people like JP Morgan. But he was an intensely private person - so, for example, he ordered all his personal papers destroyed at death.What comes from [...]

    • Mike Gartland says:

      Having studied my undergrad at Drexel University, it seemed to me that every good Dragon should know about the man who founded the university. Overall, I enjoyed the book. I especially liked to see which of the Drexel historic buildings are still left. It was a pretty easy read but at times was somewhat dull.

    • Sarvesh Kumar says:

      ,l,l,

    • Derrick says:

      A little know story about a great man who stood behind JP Morgan and helped to shape the future of the American financial system.

    • Casey Vaughan says:

      Great historical view of Philadelphia in the 19th century.

    • Hank O'Donnell says:

      Well written. Fascinating

    • Asha says:

      An excellent book on a man who history has largely forgotten.

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