Biography & Autobiography

E.H. Harriman

E.H. Harriman

Author: George Kennan

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 9781596051140

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 464

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Born Edward Henry Harriman in 1848 of an ordained deacon father in the Presbyterian Church and well-connected socialite mother, Young Edward attended private school in New Jersey and New York, but dropped out at age 14 to take a job as a Wall Street errand boy. He moved up rapidly to become a managing clerk and, ultimately, became a stockbroker with a seat on the New York stock exchange. Harriman began investing his own money in railway stocks, and even married into a railroad family. In 1881, he bought his first railroad company outright in upstate New York and his name soon became synonymous with "railroad." Volume 1 of this two-volume biography includes Harriman's boyhood, early life and the founding of the first Boys? Club on the East Side of New York. Also covered in detail is his entrance in the railroad industry, and its reorganization and expansion across America. Information on his pioneering expedition to Alaska is included as well.
History

The Harriman Alaska Expedition of 1899

The Harriman Alaska Expedition of 1899

Author: John J. Michalik

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476684239

Category: History

Page: 281

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In 1899, one of America's wealthiest men assembled an interdisciplinary team of experts--many of whom would become legendary in their fields--to join him, entirely at his expense, on a voyage to the largely unknown territory of Alaska. The Harriman Expedition remains unparalleled in its conception and execution. This book follows the team closely: where they went, what they did, and what they learned--including finding early evidence of glacial retreat, assessing the nature and future of Alaska's natural resources, making important scientific discoveries, and collecting an astonishing collection of specimens. A second thread involves the lives and accomplishments of the members of the party, weaving biographical strands into the narrative of the journey and the personal experiences they shared. This is the first comprehensive, scholarly treatment of the Harriman Alaska Expedition since the 1980s. It features the diaries, letters home, and post-Expedition writings, including unpublished autobiographies, generated by the members of the party.
East Asia

E. H. Harriman's Far Eastern Plans

E. H. Harriman's Far Eastern Plans

Author: George Kennan

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015021122802

Category: East Asia

Page: 82

View: 348

Cattle

Herd Register

Herd Register

Author: American Jersey Cattle Club

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B3243501

Category: Cattle

Page: 322

View: 510

Current events

Time

Time

Author: Briton Hadden

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105007111706

Category: Current events

Page:

View: 631

Campaign funds

Campaign Contributions

Campaign Contributions

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Privileges and Elections

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433075934673

Category: Campaign funds

Page:

View: 834

History

The Bering Strait Crossing

The Bering Strait Crossing

Author: James A. Oliver

Publisher: INFORMATION ARCHITECTS

ISBN: 9780954699574

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 999

Oliver blends geography, exploration, and international relations to recount a story of the Bering Strait's potential to become a global shipping nexus via the Northwest Passage and the Northern Sea Route between Europe, North America, and Asia.
Business & Economics

The Southern Pacific, 1901-1985

The Southern Pacific, 1901-1985

Author: Donovan L. Hofsommer

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 1603441271

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 373

View: 129

Don Hofsommer chronicles the twentieth-century history of a transportation giant. Here is a story of divestiture and merger, Sunset Route, and Prosperity Special. " . . . a treasure house of information about the Southern Pacific Company . . . . This book is a joy to read."--Richard C. Overton, from the Foreword
Biography & Autobiography

The Vital Few

The Vital Few

Author: Jonathan Hughes

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195040388

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 632

View: 643

Examines the contributions of American entrepreneurs to the economy, tells the stories of business leaders from each period of history, and discusses economic trends
Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico)

Southern Pacific Imperial Valley Claim

Southern Pacific Imperial Valley Claim

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Claims

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433081820924

Category: Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico)

Page: 197

View: 224

Transportation

Encyclopedia of North American Railroads

Encyclopedia of North American Railroads

Author: William D. Middleton

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253027993

Category: Transportation

Page: 1296

View: 237

Lavishly illustrated and a joy to read, this authoritative reference work on the North American continent’s railroads covers the U.S., Canadian, Mexican, Central American, and Cuban systems. The encyclopedia’s over-arching theme is the evolution of the railroad industry and the historical impact of its progress on the North American continent. This thoroughly researched work examines the various aspects of the industry’s development: technology, operations, cultural impact, the evolution of public policy regarding the industry, and the structural functioning of modern railroads. More than 500 alphabetical entries cover a myriad of subjects, including numerous entries profiling the principal companies, suppliers, manufacturers, and individuals influencing the history of the rails. Extensive appendices provide data regarding weight, fuel, statistical trends, and more, as well as a list of 130 vital railroad books. Railfans will treasure this indispensable work.
Biography & Autobiography

The Wise Men

The Wise Men

Author: Walter Isaacson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439126530

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 864

View: 350

With a new introduction by the authors, this is the classic account of the American statesmen who rebuilt the world after the catastrophe of World War II. A captivating blend of personal biography and public drama, The Wise Men introduces six close friends who shaped the role their country would play in the dangerous years following World War II. They were the original best and brightest, whose towering intellects, outsize personalities, and dramatic actions would bring order to the postwar chaos and leave a legacy that dominates American policy to this day. The Wise Men shares the stories of Averell Harriman, the freewheeling diplomat and Roosevelt’s special envoy to Churchill and Stalin; Dean Acheson, the secretary of state who was more responsible for the Truman Doctrine than Truman and for the Marshall Plan than General Marshall; George Kennan, self-cast outsider and intellectual darling of the Washington elite; Robert Lovett, assistant secretary of war, undersecretary of state, and secretary of defense throughout the formative years of the Cold War; John McCloy, one of the nation’s most influential private citizens; and Charles Bohlen, adroit diplomat and ambassador to the Soviet Union.