Born during Jim Crow, Belle da Costa Greene perfected the art of "passing" while working for one of the most powerful men in America.
Banker J. P. Morgan rescued the dollar and bailed out the nation
When terrorists first struck New York’s financial district
She was the great financier’s librarian—and a good deal more
A ranking of the forty wealthiest Americans of all time (Surprise: Only three of them are alive today)
Fifty years ago the builders of the Pennsylvania Turnpike completed America’s first superhighway—and helped determine the shape of travel to come
It cannot be measured in dollars alone. It involved a kind of personal power no man of affairs will ever have again.
A knowledgeable and passionate guide takes us for a walk down Wall Street, and we find the buildings there eloquent of the whole history of American finance
Beatrix Farrand’s exactingly beautiful designs changed the American landscape
How J. P. Morgan, like a “one-man Federal Reserve,” calmed the bankers and helped ease the Panic of 1907
The Monte Carlo capers of U. S. Steel’s new president outraged Andy Carnegie but never ruffled J. P. Morgan