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  • Title: Mellon's Millions: The Biography of a Fortune
  • Author: Harvey O'Connor
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 400
  • Format: Hardcover

  • Mr O Connor has painted Andrew Mellon s portrait in bold relief It is the biography of a fortune, a man and an age and its characters are the known and unknown men of the last half century it is packed with the rush and roar of a young nation, the strategy and intrigue of Big Business, and tells for the first time the dominant part Mellon played in the now famous HarMr O Connor has painted Andrew Mellon s portrait in bold relief It is the biography of a fortune, a man and an age and its characters are the known and unknown men of the last half century it is packed with the rush and roar of a young nation, the strategy and intrigue of Big Business, and tells for the first time the dominant part Mellon played in the now famous Harding Coolidge Hoover dynasty.For years the words Mellon and mystery have been synonymous The Pittsburgh banker was among the ten wealthiest men in the United States before his name ever reached the headlines Yet when the Senatorial spotlight was turned on the Greatest Secretary of the Treasury Since Hamilton, it exposed a Croesus to whom every citizen in the United States paid tribute Mellon s heritage was a fortune which began with petty moneylending and real estate speculations Today it towers beside the mighty piles of the Rockefellers, Morgans and Fords The story of his life reads like a human balance sheet It is a record of merger and combine, of monopoly and price fixing of millions tumbling into the Mellon banks as the aftermath of the great crashes of 1873, 1893, 1907 and 1929 of profits of tens of millions wrung from every armed conflict since the Civil War To day this Man Nobody Knows still levies his tribute on the homeowner s coal, the housewife s aluminumware, the motorist s gasoline, the traveler s railroad fare, the dentist s drill
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    John
    This is a gem from the 1930s, written by an old Wobbly who exposes the grimy nature of the Mellon fortune without a trace of sentimentality or of the stupid laissez faire ideology that underlies the hagiographies and apologetics of robber barons We begin with Thomas Mellon, a farmer s son who married Sarah Jane Negley, daughter of a wealthy farmer in East Liberty Valley He is a lawyer for creditors who makes his money by pursuing hapless debtors He then parlays his wife s family property into re [...]

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