The Man Who Made Wall Street: Anthony J. Drexel and the Rise of Modern Finance
He tamed the market's bulls and bears. "He was the best friend I have ever had in every way."—J. P. MorganIt was the height of the Gilded Age and J. Pierpont Morgan controlled the fate of railroads, corporations, and governments. The wealthy and influential were said to tremble before his blinding intellect and intimidating gaze, yet he deferred to one man: Anthony J. Drexel. Drexel—whose name...