72 of 86 people found the following review helpful
Great for members of any political party!,
By A Customer
This review is from: The Myth of the Robber Barons: A New Look at the Rise of Big Business in America (Paperback)
After reading the earlier review (below this one), I must say that I enjoyed this book immensely, and I am not a Conservative, and especially not a member of the Religious Right. This book sets the record straight about the "Robber Barons" and the attacks on them by the Muckrakers. It should be read by people of various political stands, whether they are Democrat, Republican, Libertarian, Moderate, etc. I loved the chapters detailing the success stories of Cornelius "Commodore" Vanderbilt, James Jerome Hill, Charles M. Schwab, the Scrantons, John D. Rockefeller Sr., and Andrew Mellon. I must admit that I sort of wished there were also chapters on J. P. Morgan and Thomas Fortune Ryan, since I'm very curious about them. Anyway, reading this book really made me reflect on what I learned in school, and forced me to think about whether my teachers' moral condemnation of these entrepreneurs was actually justified. This book really makes you think.