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Morgan, American Financier

This magisterial biography, based extensively on new material, draws a definitive, full-scale portrait of Morgan's tumultuous life both in and out of the public eye. Award-winning biographer Jean Strouse vividly portrays the financial colossus, the avid patron of the arts, and the entirely human character behind all the myths. Brilliantly crafted, epic in scope, Morgan reveals a man we have never seen before, offering new insights on the culture, political struggles, and social conflicts of America's Gilded Age.

Alice James, A Biography

Virginia Woolf wondered, in A Room of One's Own, what would have happened if Shakespeare had had a wonderfully gifted sister. Henry and William James did have a sister, through whom we can see an extraordinary family of American intellectuals, a story of 'nervous' troubles, medical history, women's roles, and a unique, witty individual finding a voice of her own.

Articles and Essays

"When the Economy Really Did 'Fall Off a Cliff'"

The New York Times, March 22, 2009

"Perpetual Motion: Trimpin's Sound Sculpture"

The New Yorker, May 8, 2006

"How to Give Away $21.8 Billion: Inside the Gates Foundation"

The New York Times Magazine, April 16, 2000

"The Unknown J.P. Morgan"

The New Yorker, March 29, 1999

"Annals of Finance: The Brilliant Bailout"

The New Yorker, Nov. 23, 1998