Harriman vs. Hill
Wall Street's Great Railroad War
|Publication Date:||Oct 2013|
| Publisher:||University of Minnesota Press|
| Book Format:||Hardback|
|List Price:||USD $29.95|
| Book Description: |
In 1901, the Northern Pacific was an unlikely prize: a twice-bankrupt construction of the federal government, it was a two-bit railroad (literally--five years back, its stock traded for twenty-five cents a share). But it was also a key to connecting eastern markets through Chicago to the rising West. Two titans of American railroads set sights on it: James J. Hill, head of the Great Northern and largest individual shareholder of the Northern Pacific, and Edward Harriman, head...