History Book Group: Discuss "The Tycoons"
Jul 22, 2013
from 06:30 PM to 08:00 PM
|Where||Decorah Public Library|
|Contact Name||Kristin Torresdal|
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The Decorah Public Library history book group will discuss Charles R. Morris’ “The Tycoons: How Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, Jay Gould, and J. P. Morgan Invented the American Supereconomy” at 6:30 p.m. Monday July 22 at Decorah Public Library. Copies of the book are available for check-out at the front desk of the library.
The modern American economy was the creation of four men: Carnegie, Rockefeller, Gould, and Morgan. They were the giants of the Gilded Age, a moment of riotous growth that established America as the richest, most inventive, and most productive country on the planet.
Acclaimed author Charles R. Morris vividly brings the men and their times to life. The ruthlessly competitive Carnegie, the imperial Rockefeller, and the provocateur Gould were obsessed with progress, experiment, and speed. They were balanced by Morgan, the gentleman businessman, who fought, instead, for a global trust in American business. Through their antagonism and their verve, they built an industrial behemoth—and a country of middle-class consumers. “The Tycoons” tells the incredible story of how these four determined men wrenched the economy into the modern age, inventing a nation of full economic participation that could not have been imagined only a few decades earlier.
The history book group usually meets at 6:30 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of each month (date changed in July due to Nordic Fest); meetings are open to the public. Call Kristin at 563-382-3717 with questions.