“A model of narrative skill and [an] insightful reinterpretation of the Gilded Age. It is easily the best business history I have read.” (Donald Worster - Slate
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About the Author
, winner of a MacArthur Fellowship and the Parkman Prize, is the Margaret Byrne Professor of American History at Stanford University.