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  • Rainbow's Endby Maury Klein

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 18.99

    The Crash of '29 is one of the key moments in American, and indeed world history. This narrative historian addresses its effects on both business and society, and recreates the coming together of economic forces culminating in this disaster. more...

  • Union Pacificby Maury Klein

    University of Minnesota Press 2006; US$ 75.00

    Maury Klein, America's foremost railroad historian, re-creates the powerful personalities and dramatic events that led to the construction of the Union Pacific. With over one hundred historic photographs and maps, Union Pacific details the feat of engineering and human strength and also the wheelings and dealings that were waged as dreamers and... more...

  • Union Pacificby Maury Klein

    University of Minnesota Press 2006; US$ 75.00

    The second volume in the history of the Union Pacific begins after the financial panic of 1893, which pushed the railroad into bankruptcy.Maury Klein examines the challenges faced by the Union Pacific in the new century and how, under the innovative leadership of Edward H. Harriman, the Union Pacific again played the role of industrial pioneer. more...

  • The Genesis of Industrial America, 1870?1920by Maury Klein

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 21.00

    This book, first published in 2007, offers a bold interpretation of American business history at the dawn of big business, 1870?1920. more...

  • Union Pacificby Maury Klein

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 25.99

    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... more...

  • Days of Defianceby Maury Klein

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 19.95

    ?Illuminating and well-written. . . . Deserves a place in the highest ranks of Civil War scholarship.? ? The Cleveland Plain Dealer   In November 1860, telegraph lines carried the news that Abraham Lincoln had been elected president. Over the next five months the United States drifted, stumbled, and finally plunged into the most destructive war this... more...

  • The Power Makersby Maury Klein

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2010; US$ 14.99

    Maury Klein is one of America's most acclaimed historians of business and society. In The Power Makers , he offers an epic narrative of his greatest subject yet - the "power revolution" that transformed American life in the course of the nineteenth century. The steam engine; the incandescent bulb; the electric motor-inventions such as these replaced... more...

  • A Call to Armsby Maury Klein

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 24.99

    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... more...

  • The Change Makersby Maury Klein

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 8.99

    From one of America's foremost business historians, a penetrating and engaging look at the qualities that create great entrepreneurs Entrepreneurs, even more than inventors, are essential to American business. While inventors produce ideas, entrepreneurs get things done, build the markets, make ideas reality. But what creative talents do the legendary... more...

  • History of the Louisville & Nashville Railroadby Maury Klein

    The University Press of Kentucky 2013; US$ 45.00

    After the Civil War, the Louisville and 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... more...

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