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.
Business & Economics

The Life and Legend of E. H. Harriman

The Life and Legend of E. H. Harriman

Author: Maury Klein

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807860779

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 544

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To Americans living in the early twentieth century, E. H. Harriman was as familiar a name as J. P. Morgan, John D. Rockefeller, and Andrew Carnegie. Like his fellow businessmen, Harriman (1847-1909) had become the symbol for an entire industry: Morgan stood for banking, Rockefeller for oil, Carnegie for iron and steel, and Harriman for railroads. Here, Maury Klein offers the first in-depth biography in more than seventy-five years of this influential yet surprisingly understudied figure. A Wall Street banker until age fifty, Harriman catapulted into the railroad arena in 1897, gaining control of the Union Pacific Railroad as it emerged from bankruptcy and successfully modernizing every aspect of its operation. He went on to expand his empire by acquiring large stakes in other railroads, including the Southern Pacific and the Baltimore and Ohio, in the process clashing with such foes as James J. Hill, J. P. Morgan, and Theodore Roosevelt. With its new insights into the myths and controversies that surround Harriman's career, this book reasserts his legacy as one of the great turn-of-the-century business titans. Originally published 2000. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.
History

The Harriman Alaska Expedition of 1899

The Harriman Alaska Expedition of 1899

Author: John J. Michalik

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476684239

Category: History

Page: 280

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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.

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ISBN: UCAL:B3243506

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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: 46

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United States Congressional Serial Set

United States Congressional Serial Set

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ISBN: UCAL:B3993246

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Current events

Time

Time

Author: Briton Hadden

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105007111706

Category: Current events

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Campaign funds

Campaign Contributions

Campaign Contributions

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

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433075934673

Category: Campaign funds

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History

The Bering Strait Crossing

The Bering Strait Crossing

Author: James A. Oliver

Publisher: INFORMATION ARCHITECTS

ISBN: 9780954699574

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 977

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: 669

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
Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico)

Southern Pacific Imperial Valley Claim

Southern Pacific Imperial Valley Claim

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

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ISBN: NYPL:33433081820924

Category: Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico)

Page: 197

View: 146

History

The Hudson Valley: The First 250 Million Years

The Hudson Valley: The First 250 Million Years

Author: David Levine

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781493047901

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 810

From the dinosaurs and the glaciers to the first native peoples and the first European settlers, from Dutch and English Colonial rule to the American Revolution, from the slave society to the Civil War, from the robber barons and bootleggers to the war heroes and the happy rise of craft beer pubs, the Hudson Valley has a deep history. The Hudson Valley: The First 250 Million Years chronicles the Valley’s rich and fascinating history and charms. Often funny, sometimes personal, always entertaining, this collection of essays offers a unique look at the Hudson Valley’s most important and interesting people, places, and events.