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Klein, Maury 1939-

Works: 77 works in 203 publications in 2 languages and 14,228 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography 
Classifications: HB3717 1929, 338.5420973
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Rainbow's end : the crash of 1929 by Maury Klein ( Book )
14 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 2,029 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The first major history of the Crash in over a decade, Rainbow's End tells the story of the stock market collapse in a colorful, swift-moving narrative that blends a vivid portrait of the 1920s with an intensely gripping account of Wall Street's greatest catastrophe." "The book offers a picture of a world full of plungers, powerful bankers, corporate titans, millionaire brokers, and buoyantly optimistic stock market bulls. We meet Sunshine Charley Mitchell, head of the National City Bank, powerful financiers Jack Morgan and Jacob Schiff, Wall Street manipulators such as the legendary Jesse Livermore, and the lavish-living Billy Durant, founder of General Motors. As Klein follows the careers of these men, he shows us how the financial house of cards gradually grew taller, as the irrational exuberance of an earlier age gripped America and convinced it that the market would continue to rise forever. Then, in October 1929, came a "perfect storm" - like convergence of factors that shook Wall Street to its foundations. We relive Black Thursday, when police lined Wall Street, brokers grew hysterical, customers "bellowed like lunatics," and the ticker tape fell hours behind. This was followed by the even worse Bloody Tuesday, when an irrational desire to sell at any price gripped the market and even blue chip stocks plummeted precipitously."--BOOK JACKET
Days of defiance : Sumter, secession, and the coming of the Civil War by Maury Klein ( Book )
9 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 1,287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book attempts to tell the story through the eyes of the original disputants, as they saw it at the time. It is not just about the Sumter crisis itself but about what it signified to that generation. It seeks to show what America was in 1860 and what it was becoming, and why certain forces drove her people into deadly and unavoidable conflict
The life and legend of Jay Gould by Maury Klein ( Book )
7 editions published between 1986 and 1997 in English and held by 1,225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Clears up misconceptions about the legendary American businessman, explains why he became the most hated man in America, and assesses his influence on American business
Union Pacific by Maury Klein ( Book )
9 editions published between 1987 and 2006 in English and held by 1,003 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The power makers : steam, electricity, and the men who invented modern America by Maury Klein ( Book )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 999 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The dramatic story of the power revolution that turned America from an agrarian society into a technological superpower, and the dynamic, fiercelynbsp; competitive inventors and entrepreneurs who made it happena riveting historical saga to rival McCulloughsThe Great Bridgeor LarsonsThunderstruck. Maury Klein, author ofRainbows End: The Crash of 1929, is one of Americas most acclaimed historians of business and industry. InThe Power Makers, he offers an epic narrative of his greatest subject yetthe power revolution that transformed American life in the course of the nineteenth century. The steam engine, the incandescent bulb, the electric motorinventions such as these replaced backbreaking toil with machine labor and changed every aspect of daily life in the span of a few generations. The power revolution is not a tale of machines, however, but of men: inventors such as James Watt, Elihu Thomson, and Nikola Tesla; entrepreneurs such as George Westinghouse; savvy businessmen such as J.P. Morgan, Samuel Insull, and Charles Coffin of General Electric. Striding among them like a colossus is the figure of Thomas Edison, who was creative genius and business visionary at once. With consummate skill, Klein recreates their discoveries, their stunning triumphs and frequent failures, and their unceasing, tumultuous, and ferocious battles in the marketplace. In Kleins hands, their personalities and discoveries leap off the page. The Power Makersis a dazzling saga of inspired invention, dogged persistence, andnbsp; business competition at its most naked and cutthroat tale of America in its most astonishing decades
The change makers : from Carnegie to Gates : how the great entrepreneurs transformed ideas into industries by Maury Klein ( Book )
8 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 924 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Entrepreneurs, even more than inventors, are essential to American business. While inventors produce ideas, entrepreneurs get things done, build the markets, and make the ideas a reality. For over a century, we have lionized and demonized them: the robber barons, the industrial statesmen, the tech revolutionaries. But what creative talents do the legendary American entrepreneurs share, and what can you learn from them about business success?" "Maury Klein analyzes how innovators from Andrew Carnegie to Bill Gates triumphed over perennial challenges in planning and strategy, production, operations, staffing, and sales - and transformed entire industries. Klein reveals the artistry and archetype of successful entrepreneurialism, comparing the retailing acumen of J. C. Penney and Wal-Mart's Sam Walton, the organizational ingenuity of Standard Oil's John D. Rockefeller and Intel's Robert Noyce, the imaginative marketing of General Motors' Alfred Sloan and McDonald's Ray Kroc. He explores the products and the markets that inspired them, the rivalries and the mentorships that pushed them, and the talents and the tempers that fueled them, culminating in an insightful examination of the birth of American industry, the growth of the corporation, and the revival of entrepreneurialism at the beginning of the twenty-first century."--BOOK JACKET
A call to arms : mobilizing America for World War II by Maury Klein ( Book )
6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 805 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The colossal scale of World War II required a mobilization effort greater than anything attempted in all of the world's history. The United States had to fight a war across two oceans and three continents-and to do so it had to build and equip a military that was all but nonexistent before the war began. Never in the nation's history did it have to create, outfit, transport, and supply huge armies, navies, and air forces on so many distant and disparate fronts.The Axis powers might have fielded better trained soldiers, better weapons, better tanks and aircraft. But they could not match American productivity. America buried its enemies in aircraft, ships, tanks, and guns; in this sense, American industry, and American workers, won World War II. The scale of effort was titanic, and the result historic. Not only did it determine the outcome of the war, but it transformed the American economy and society. Maury Klein's A Call to Arms is the definitive narrative history of this epic struggle, told by one of America's greatest historians of business and economics, and renders the transformation of America with a depth and vividness never available before"-- Provided by publisher
Prisoners of progress : American industrial cities, 1850-1920 by Maury Klein ( Book )
5 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Unfinished business : the railroad in American life by Maury Klein ( Book )
6 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents an overview of railroad industry, essays on southern rail lines, entrepreneurs, and railroading today and in the future
The life & legend of E.H. Harriman by Maury Klein ( Book )
6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"With its new insights into the myths and controversies that surround Harriman's career, this book reasserts his legacy as one of the great turn-of-the-century business titans."--BOOK JACKET
The flowering of the third America : the making of an organizational society, 1850-1920 by Maury Klein ( Book )
4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
History of the Louisville & Nashville Railroad by Maury Klein ( Book )
7 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in English and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"" After the Civil War, the Louisville & Nashville Railroad took the lead among southern railroads in developing rail systems and organizing transcontinental travel. Through two world wars, federal government control, internal crises, external dissension, the Depression, and the great Ohio River flood of 1937, the L&N Railroad remained one of the country's most efficient lines. It is a southern institution and a railroad buff's dream. When eminent railroad historian Maury Klein's definitive History of the Louisville & Nashville Railroad was first published in 1972, it quickly became one of the
The genesis of industrial America, 1870-1920 by Maury Klein ( Book )
11 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book offers a bold new interpretation of American business history during the formative years 1870-1920, which mark the dawn of modern big business. It focuses on four major revolutions that ushered in this new era: those in power, transportation, communication, and organization. Using the metaphor of America as an economic hothouse uniquely suited to rapid economic growth during these years, it analyzes the interplay of key factors such as entrepreneurial talent, technology, land, natural resources, law, mass markets, and the rise of cities. It also delineates the process that laid the foundation for the modern era, in which virtually every human activity became a business, and, in most cases, a big business. The book also profiles numerous major entrepreneurs whose careers and activities illustrate broader trends and themes. It utilizes a wide variety of sources, including novels from the period, to produce a lively narrative
Edward Porter Alexander by Maury Klein ( Book )
5 editions published in 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Of all the colorful and controversial figures who shaped the history of the Confederate States, few proved more versatile and paradoxical than Edward Porter Alexander, Longstreet's chief of artillery. A West Point graduate and professional soldier, he tempered his stern sense of discipline with a flair for eccentric clothes and unorthodox modes of command. Trained as an engineer, he won his greatest fame as an artillery officer. Famous for his scientific precision, he possessed a deep love of literature and was facile at turning out military history, scientific treatises, colorful stories for children, and maudlin poetry. In these and other respects Alexander embodied both the rich romanticism and the hard calculating mentality of the emerging technological age"--Fly leaf
Union Pacific : the reconfiguration : America's greatest railroad from 1969 to the present by Maury Klein ( Book )
7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Praised by the Chicago Tribune as "thoroughly and compellingly detailed history," Volumes I and II of Maury Klein's monumental history of the Union Pacific Railroad covered the years from 1863-1969. Now the third and final volume brings the story of the Union Pacific--the oldest, largest, and most successful railroad of modern times--fully up to date. The book follows the trajectory of an icon of the industrial age trying to negotiate its way in a post-railway world, plagued by setbacks such as labor disputes, aging infrastructure, government de-regulation, ill-fated mergers, and more
The great Richmond terminal: a study in businessmen and business strategy by Maury Klein ( Book )
4 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The change makers : from Carnegie to Gates, how the great entrepreneurs transformed ideas into industry by Maury Klein ( Book )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1894-1969 by Maury Klein ( )
5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1862-1893 by Maury Klein ( )
6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Le krach de 1929 by Maury Klein ( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in French and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Klein, Maurice Nickell
Klein, Maurice Nickell, 1939-
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