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Morgan’s Magnitude

May 2024
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A note to tell you how thoroughly I (and the entire staff of the Morgan Library) enjoyed John Steele Gordon’s article “The Magnitude of J. P. Morgan” in the July/August issue.

Gordon did a superb job of evoking the man, his time, and his place in time. What was particularly gratifying (and rare) was Gordon’s way of steering a steady course between the popular notion of Morgan the ruthless robber baron and Morgan as some sort of gruff Santa Claus figure.

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