The Great Persuader: The Biography of Collis P. Huntington

The Great Persuader The Biography of Collis P Huntington The Great Persuader is the biography of a robber baron the greatest railroad mogul of them all Collis P Huntington the Sacramento California storekeeper who along with Leland Stanford and Mark Ho

  • Title: The Great Persuader: The Biography of Collis P. Huntington
  • Author: David Lavender
  • ISBN: 9780870814761
  • Page: 433
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Great Persuader is the biography of a robber baron, the greatest railroad mogul of them all Collis P Huntington, the Sacramento, California, storekeeper who, along with Leland Stanford and Mark Hopkins, parlayed 1,500 into America s first continental railroad It is an almost unbelievable story of a high dream of fortune realized through highhanded practices an advenThe Great Persuader is the biography of a robber baron, the greatest railroad mogul of them all Collis P Huntington, the Sacramento, California, storekeeper who, along with Leland Stanford and Mark Hopkins, parlayed 1,500 into America s first continental railroad It is an almost unbelievable story of a high dream of fortune realized through highhanded practices an adventure which left the national treasury poorer by millions of swindled dollars, and America itself richer by a national railroad system which contributed greatly to the country s westward expansion.How did Huntington operate What were his methods Was he corrupt These are questions that were previously unanswered but thanks to the cooperation of the Huntington family who supplied Mr Lavender with material that had never before been made public, Lavender shows just how Collis P Huntington operated and it was defintely outside the law, although well inside the prevailing morality of his time It shows his complicated dealings with Sanford Hopkins, how he bested such tycoons as Thomas A Scott, John C Durrant, Oliver Ames and Jay Gould, how Huntington accumulated the great fortune which was the legacy to his family, and how his great railroad network was to prove an unparalleled legacy to all Americans The Great Persuader is a powerful story of a remarkable man whose singleness of purpose and ruthless manipulation of men and money propelled the great enterprise forward against all odds.

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    1. After having read Flagler: Rockefeller Partner and Florida Baron and not really warming up to it, I launched into Lavender's biography of another railroad man with a bit of doubts. These doubts vanished however after reading the first chapter.The book starts out, as one does expect, with the family roots of Collis P. Huntington and then spans from his youth to the time of a succesful trader, on to his very ambitious railroad plans. All the time the book is very smoothly written and is quite a pa [...]

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