➶ White Shoe Author John Oller – Writerscompany.co.uk

White Shoe The author s painstaking research and attention to detail is obvious in the writing of this book There were many facts that I only discovered after reading this Very interesting and well written I work in the industry, so it was quite relevant for me. Fascinating book about how a cadre of lawyer capitalists worked with the 19th century industrialists and bankers to design and develop the modern banking and business regulatory system Ruthless men, but men of great vision and foresight who used the law and crafted the international system of finance, international relations and Government to the end of WWII The book gives the histo Disclaimer I received this publication as an eARC via NetGalley and Penguin Group Dutton in exchange for an honest review The author clearly took his time researching and ensuring chronology The writing is crisp, and straightforward, and the introduction of new changemakers and leaders is done seamlessly giving j Enjoyed this bookAs an attorney, I really enjoyed this book The history of the profession and its influence on American business and politics is fascinating. The Fascinating True Story Of How A Group Of Visionary Attorneys Helped Make American Business Synonymous With Big Business, And Wall Street The Center Of The Financial World The Legal Profession Once Operated On A Smaller Scale Folksy Lawyers Arguing For Fairness And Justice Before A Judge And Jury But By The Year 1900, A New Type Of Lawyer Was Born, One Who Understood Business As Well As The Law Working Hand In Glove With Their Clients, Over The Next Two Decades These New York City White Shoe Lawyers Devised And Implemented Legal Strategies That Would Drive The Business World Throughout The Twentieth Century These Lawyers Were Architects Of The Monopolistic New Corporations So Despised By Many, And Acted As Guardians Who Helped The Kings Of Industry Fend Off Government Overreaching Yet They Also Quietly Steered Their Robber Baron Clients Away From A Public Be Damned Attitude Toward Enlightened Corporate Behavior During A Period Of Progressive, Turbulent Change In America.Author John Oller, Himself A Former Wall Street Lawyer, Gives Us A Richly Written Glimpse Of Turn Of The Century New York, From The Grandeur Of Private Mansions And Elegant Hotels And The City S Early Skyscrapers And Transportation Systems, To The Depths Of Its Deplorable Tenement Housing Conditions Some Of The Biggest Names Of The Era Are Featured, Including Business Titans J P Morgan And John D Rockefeller, Lawyer Statesmen Elihu Root And Charles Evans Hughes, And Presidents Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, And Woodrow Wilson.Among The Colorful, High Powered Lawyers Vividly Portrayed, White Shoe Focuses On Three Paul Cravath, Who Guided His Client George Westinghouse In His War Against Thomas Edison And Launched A New Model Of Law Firm Management The Cravath System Frank Stetson, The Attorney General For Financier J P Morgan Who Fiercely Defended Against Government Lawsuits To Break Up Morgan S Business Empires And William Nelson Cromwell, The Lawyer Who Taught The Robber Barons How To Rob, And Was Best Known For His Instrumental Role In Creating The Panama Canal.In White Shoe, The Story Of This Small But Influential Band Of Wall Street Lawyers Who Created Big Business Is Fully Told For The First Time.


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