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Table Of Contents

Prologue
Early Shipping
American Shipping Consortium
The Corner
Economic Expansion
Community of Interest
Vanderbilt
Marc Hanna
The Creation of Political Leadership
The Business of the Presidency
The Maritime Subsidy Bill
The Subsidy Bill under Debate in Congress
Opposition in Congress
Pan-American Exposition
An Uninvited Agenda
The Anti-McKinley
Hanna’s Last Hurrah
Financial Contributions to an Incumbent
Harriman and the Far East
Competition in the Far East
Global Interference
The Panic of 1907
Roosevelt is Denied the 1908 Race
Hill and the Far East
Breathing Life into the IMM
The American Invaders!
Investigation and Aftermath
The End of a Dream
Afterword
Notes
Bibliography
Index
About the Author
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J.P. Morgan and the Transportation Kings: The Titanic and Other Disasters

J.P. Morgan and the Transportation Kings: The Titanic and Other Disasters

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The concept was simple, to link American railroads and global dominance of the seas with a railroad line through China and Russia, enter the back door of Europe, and create new royalty: the Transportation Kings. Vanderbilt, Hill, Morgan, and Harriman all pursued the grand dream. They were America’s industrial princes, poised for their greatest accomplishments, only to find that they had not considered the gauntlet awaiting them in the courts of kings and Kaisers, parliaments and congress. They awoke John Bull and helped precipitate revolution in China. They brought about the building of Lusitania and, in reaction, they owned and built the Titanic. We all know how the disaster story ends; this is how the story came about.
The concept was simple, to link American railroads and global dominance of the seas with a railroad line through China and Russia, enter the back door of Europe, and create new royalty: the Transportation Kings. Vanderbilt, Hill, Morgan, and Harriman all pursued the grand dream. They were America’s industrial princes, poised for their greatest accomplishments, only to find that they had not considered the gauntlet awaiting them in the courts of kings and Kaisers, parliaments and congress. They awoke John Bull and helped precipitate revolution in China. They brought about the building of Lusitania and, in reaction, they owned and built the Titanic. We all know how the disaster story ends; this is how the story came about.

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