About the Program
Author Jean Strouse was a guest on Booknotes to talk about her book, "Morgan: American Financier." This biography of J. Pierpont Morgan portrays him as a man who revolutionized banking and the American economic structure, while damaging many of his personal and professional relationships. Under Morgan's financial guidance, America went from a debtor nation to an economically sound country. Ms. Strouse talks about how Mr. Morgan amassed a fortune while he was still in his early thirties, tried to disassemble workers' unions, and became one of the world's most famous bankers.