White Shoe

White Shoe

  • Author : John Oller
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 448
  • ISBN-10 : 1524743275
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The fascinating true story of how a group of visionary attorneys helped make American business synonymous with Big Business, and Wall Street the center of the financial world “Entertaining.”—The Wall Street Journal • “Fast-paced history.”—Library Journal • “Insightful and revealing."—Kirkus • “Captivating.”—BookPage The legal profession once operated on a smaller scale—folksy lawyers arguing for fairness and justice before a judge and jury. But by the year 1900, a new type of lawyer was born, one who understood business as well as the law. Working hand in glove with their clients, over the next two decades these New York City “white shoe” lawyers devised and implemented legal strategies that would drive the business world throughout the twentieth century. These lawyers were architects of the monopolistic new corporations so despised by many, and acted as guardians who helped the kings of industry fend off government overreaching. Yet they also quietly steered their robber baron clients away from a “public be damned” attitude toward more enlightened corporate behavior during a period of progressive, turbulent change in America. Author John Oller, himself a former Wall Street lawyer, gives us a richly-written glimpse of turn-of-the-century New York, from the grandeur of private mansions and elegant hotels and the city’s early skyscrapers and transportation systems, to the depths of its deplorable tenement housing conditions. Some of the biggest names of the era are featured, including business titans J. P. Morgan and John D. Rockefeller, lawyer-statesmen Elihu Root and Charles Evans Hughes, and presidents Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and Woodrow Wilson. Among the colorful, high-powered lawyers vividly portrayed, White Shoe focuses on three: Paul Cravath, who guided his client George Westinghouse in his war against Thomas Edison and launched a new model of law firm management—the “Cravath system”; Frank Stetson, the “attorney general” for financier J. P. Morgan who fiercely defended against government lawsuits to break up Morgan’s business empires; and William Nelson Cromwell, the lawyer “who taught the robber barons how to rob,” and was best known for his instrumental role in creating the Panama Canal. In White Shoe, the story of this small but influential band of Wall Street lawyers who created Big Business is fully told for the first time.

Progressive Politics in the Democratic Party

Progressive Politics in the Democratic Party [Richard A. Hawkins]

  • Author : Richard A. Hawkins
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Political Science
  • Total Pages : 328
  • ISBN-10 : 1786726351
In the era of the appeasement of the dictators, Samuel Untermyer stands out as a champion of the human rights of not just German Jewry, but of other persec … GET BOOK
Lawyers in 21st-Century Societies

Lawyers in 21st-Century Societies [Richard L Abel,Hilary Sommerlad,Ole Hammerslev,Ulrike Schultz]

  • Author : Richard L Abel,Hilary Sommerlad,Ole Hammerslev,Ulrike Schultz
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Law
  • Total Pages : 704
  • ISBN-10 : 1509931228
This book presents an invaluable collection of essays by eminent scholars from a wide variety of disciplines on the main issues currently confronting legal … GET BOOK
The Anointed

The Anointed [Jeremiah Lambert,Geoffrey Stewart]

  • Author : Jeremiah Lambert,Geoffrey Stewart
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 256
  • ISBN-10 : 1493056344
This is the story of how and why such powerhouse Wall Street law firms as Cravath, Swaine & Moore, Davis Polk & Wardwell, and Sullivan & Cromwell, grew fro … GET BOOK
The Emperor’s Nightmare

The Emperor’s Nightmare [Robert A. G. Monks]

  • Author : Robert A. G. Monks
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Total Pages : 229
  • ISBN-10 : 3110696991
From angry shareholders to concerned chief executives, almost everyone knows at a gut level that the present political system is not working. This book fin … GET BOOK
American Apocalypse

American Apocalypse [M.G. Montpelier]

  • Author : M.G. Montpelier
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Political Science
  • Total Pages : 130
  • ISBN-10 : 1669806626
AMERICAN APOCALYPSE is a reflective commentary on the fifty-year Republican Assault on America from the 1971 Powell Republican political “dark money” o … GET BOOK
Inside Money

Inside Money [Zachary Karabell]

  • Author : Zachary Karabell
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Total Pages : 448
  • ISBN-10 : 0698197968
A sweeping history of the legendary private investment firm Brown Brothers Harriman, exploring its central role in the story of American wealth and its ris … GET BOOK
Rogues' Gallery

Rogues' Gallery [John Oller]

  • Author : John Oller
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: True Crime
  • Total Pages : 528
  • ISBN-10 : 1524745677
From the beginnings of big-city police work to the rise of the Mafia, Rogues' Gallery is a colorful and captivating history of crime and punishment in the … GET BOOK
Masters of the Game

Masters of the Game [Kim Eisler]

  • Author : Kim Eisler
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Total Pages : 352
  • ISBN-10 : 9781429921190
Veteran legal issues reporter Kim Eisler takes us behind the scenes into mega law firm Williams & Connolly, guiding us on a journey through the many storie … GET BOOK
The Swamp Fox

The Swamp Fox [John Oller]

  • Author : John Oller
  • Publisher : Da Capo Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 400
  • ISBN-10 : 0306824582
This comprehensive biography of Francis Marion, the Swamp Fox, covers his famous wartime stories as well as a private side of him that has rarely been expl … GET BOOK
The Glass Castle

The Glass Castle [Jeannette Walls]

  • Author : Jeannette Walls
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Total Pages : 304
  • ISBN-10 : 1416550607
Now a major motion picture from Lionsgate starring Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, and Naomi Watts. MORE THAN SEVEN YEARS ON THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER LI … GET BOOK
M&A Titans

M&A Titans [Brett Cole]

  • Author : Brett Cole
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Total Pages : 240
  • ISBN-10 : 9780470440537
This book focuses on the 11 men, lawyers and bankers, who are responsible for the creation of Wall Street's merger industry. It specifically concentrates o … GET BOOK
The Nonsense Factory

The Nonsense Factory [Bruce Cannon Gibney]

  • Author : Bruce Cannon Gibney
  • Publisher : Hachette Books
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Political Science
  • Total Pages : 544
  • ISBN-10 : 0316475254
A withering and witty examination of how the American legal system, burdened by complexity and untrammeled growth, fails Americans and threatens the rule o … GET BOOK
Liquidated

Liquidated [Karen Ho]

  • Author : Karen Ho
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Social Science
  • Total Pages : 389
  • ISBN-10 : 0822391376
Financial collapses—whether of the junk bond market, the Internet bubble, or the highly leveraged housing market—are often explained as the inevitable … GET BOOK
How Brands Become Icons

How Brands Become Icons [D. B. Holt]

  • Author : D. B. Holt
  • Publisher : Harvard Business Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Total Pages : 263
  • ISBN-10 : 1422163326
Coca-Cola. Harley-Davidson. Nike. Budweiser. Valued by customers more for what they symbolize than for what they do, products like these are more than bran … GET BOOK
Kremlin Wives

Kremlin Wives [Larissa Vasilieva]

  • Author : Larissa Vasilieva
  • Publisher : Skyhorse
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 272
  • ISBN-10 : 1628726385
For over seventy years the Kremlin was the bastion of the all-powerful Soviet rulers. A great deal is known about the men who held millions of fates in the … GET BOOK
The Psychology of Socialism

The Psychology of Socialism [Gustave Le Bon]

  • Author : Gustave Le Bon
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Political Science
  • Total Pages : 466
  • ISBN-10 : 1351475894
First published in 1899 during a period of crisis for French democracy, The Psychology of Socialism details Le Bon's view of socialism and radicalism prima … GET BOOK
Pre-Incident Indicators of Terrorist Incidents

Pre-Incident Indicators of Terrorist Incidents [Brent L. Smith]

  • Author : Brent L. Smith
  • Publisher : DIANE Publishing
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: N.a
  • Total Pages : 539
  • ISBN-10 : 1437930611
This is a print on demand edition of a hard to find publication. Explores whether sufficient data exists to examine the temporal and spatial relationships … GET BOOK
The Making of Global Capitalism

The Making of Global Capitalism [Sam Gindin,Leo Panitch]

  • Author : Sam Gindin,Leo Panitch
  • Publisher : Verso Books
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 464
  • ISBN-10 : 1844679454
The all-encompassing embrace of world capitalism at the beginning of the twenty-first century was generally attributed to the superiority of competitive ma … GET BOOK
The Contrarian

The Contrarian [Max Chafkin]

  • Author : Max Chafkin
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Total Pages : 400
  • ISBN-10 : 1984878549
A New York Times Notable Book A biography of venture capitalist and entrepreneur Peter Thiel, the enigmatic, controversial, and hugely influential power br … GET BOOK
Black Edge

Black Edge [Sheelah Kolhatkar]

  • Author : Sheelah Kolhatkar
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Total Pages : 368
  • ISBN-10 : 0812995813
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A riveting, true-life legal thriller about the government’s pursuit of billionaire hedge fund manager Steven Cohen and his … GET BOOK
The Wretched of the Earth

The Wretched of the Earth [Frantz Fanon]

  • Author : Frantz Fanon
  • Publisher : Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Social Science
  • Total Pages : 320
  • ISBN-10 : 0802198856
The sixtieth anniversary edition of Frantz Fanon’s landmark text, now with a new introduction by Cornel West First published in 1961, and reissued in thi … GET BOOK
Dust Tracks on a Road: Autobiography

Dust Tracks on a Road: Autobiography [Zora Neale Hurston]

  • Author : Zora Neale Hurston
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Total Pages : 179
  • ISBN-10 : 8027247373
This eBook edition of "Dust Tracks on a Road: Autobiography" has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all device … GET BOOK
How the Other Half Lives

How the Other Half Lives [Jacob A. Riis]

  • Author : Jacob A. Riis
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Social Science
  • Total Pages : 256
  • ISBN-10 : 1101221623
First published in 1890, Jacob Riis's remarkable study of the horrendous living conditions of the poor in New York City had an immediate and extraordinary … GET BOOK
The Shape of Things to Come

The Shape of Things to Come [H. G. Wells]

  • Author : H. G. Wells
  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Fiction
  • Total Pages : 492
  • ISBN-10 : 1473345529
First published in 1933, "The Shape of Things to Come" is science fiction novel written by H. G. Wells. Within it, world events between 1933 and 2106 are s … GET BOOK
Pogrom: Kishinev and the Tilt of History

Pogrom: Kishinev and the Tilt of History [Steven J. Zipperstein]

  • Author : Steven J. Zipperstein
  • Publisher : Liveright Publishing
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 288
  • ISBN-10 : 1631492705
Finalist for the National Jewish Book Award (History) Named one of the Best Books of the Year by the Economist and the East Hampton Star Shortlisted for th … GET BOOK
Temp

Temp [Louis Hyman]

  • Author : Louis Hyman
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Total Pages : 400
  • ISBN-10 : 0735224099
Winner of the William G. Bowen Prize Named a "Triumph" of 2018 by New York Times Book Critics Shortlisted for the 800-CEO-READ Business Book Award The unto … GET BOOK
The Man to See

The Man to See [Evan Thomas]

  • Author : Evan Thomas
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Total Pages : 592
  • ISBN-10 : 1439127964
This bestselling biography of legendary trial lawyer Edward Bennett Williams is "a skillful and lively portrait of a larger-than-life lawyer" (Kirkus Revie … GET BOOK
American Queen

American Queen [John Oller]

  • Author : John Oller
  • Publisher : Da Capo Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Total Pages : 416
  • ISBN-10 : 0306822814
Had People magazine been around during the Civil War and after, Kate Chase would have made its “Most Beautiful” and “Most Intriguing” lists every y … GET BOOK
Colour-Coded

Colour-Coded [Constance Backhouse]

  • Author : Constance Backhouse
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Social Science
  • Total Pages : 432
  • ISBN-10 : 1442690852
Historically Canadians have considered themselves to be more or less free of racial prejudice. Although this conception has been challenged in recent years … GET BOOK
Arc of Justice

Arc of Justice [Kevin Boyle]

  • Author : Kevin Boyle
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 432
  • ISBN-10 : 1429900164
An electrifying story of the sensational murder trial that divided a city and ignited the civil rights struggle In 1925, Detroit was a smoky swirl of jazz … GET BOOK