The House of Morgan Themes

Ron Chernow
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Only One

The House of Morgan develops and functions at a time in history when many fortunes, including their own, are made. There is only one time in the development of the country when this takes place and it can never happen again. At one time J.P. Morgan was the most powerful man in the country, perhaps in the world. He could control more resources than governments. He had virtual monopolies on money and industries. Government came to him for money to finance their wars and to stabilize their currencies. Any crisis with the stock market resulted in and was usually solved by a meeting of bankers in Morgan's office. There will never again be a time in our history where one man, a private citizen, will be so powerful, able to halt financial crises and influence world events as the Morgans did.

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