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Capital City: New York City and the Men Behind America's Rise to Economic Dominance, 1860-1900

Thomas Kessner

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ISBN 10: 0684813513 / ISBN 13: 9780684813516
Editorial: Simon & Schuster, 2003
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Hardcover with dust jacket. First Edition. 1st printing (complete number line). Signed by the author, Thomas Kessner. No other markings. Ships in a box. Fast shipping from NYC!. N° de ref. de la librería 1006200824

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Título: Capital City: New York City and the Men ...

Editorial: Simon & Schuster

Año de publicación: 2003

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro: Very Good

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Very Good

Ejemplar firmado: Signed

Edición: First Edition.

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In Capital City Kessner describes how New York City emerged from the Civil War as the dominant metropolis in the country and the driving force behind America's subsequent growth. This is a masterful fusion of political and urban history with biography and business narrative. 8 page photo insert.

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The epicenter of the American economy since the Civil War and the birthplace of modern capitalism, New York City played a significant role in transforming "a small nation of scattered farms into the world's leading economic power," writes Thomas Kessner. Focusing on the four decades between 1860 and 1900, Kessner engagingly illustrates how Gotham City, in addition to funding the Union victory and financing the railroads heading west, also became the nation's busiest port and the center of banking, information, and manufacturing by attracting the most driven, energetic, competitive, and innovative people in the world. Woven into his narrative are detailed portraits of legendary individuals such as John D. Rockefeller, Jay Gould, Cornelius Vanderbuilt, Andrew Carnegie, and J.P. Morgan, all of whom defined the Gilded Age and ushered in the American century. Possessing the right stuff at precisely the right moment in history, these men took full advantage of the permissive, even chaotic, business climate of New York to create colossal wealth for themselves as well as the nation, rewriting the rules of commerce and investing the process: "No succeeding generation enjoyed the economic power, the open political atmosphere, and the shaping influence available to this group of capitalists," Kessner writes. This remarkable boom (and occasional bust) period also triggered an ethical shift in which "business decisions came to turn less on what was right or good, than on what was strictly legal." Greed and corruption were rampant during this time as many unscrupulous speculators hurried to cash in before regulations closed loopholes and laws imposed rigid rules of conduct.

Kessner does an excellent job of capturing the excitement of this era in which the American economy was transformed from a vast network of many small businesses to a relatively few number of large corporations. In presenting this rich story, the author makes clear that the city's greatest asset was the equal opportunity it offered—a claim that still holds true today, making the allure of New York as strong as ever. --Shawn Carkonen

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