Tale Of A Titan

In 1990, Ron Chernow burst on the literary scene with The House of Morgan, a splendid biography of J.P. Morgan and his financial empire. Here was a book that was a brilliant blend of scholarship and readability. It had no recreated scenes or made-up dialogue. Everything was fully documented, rich in detail. Yet its narrative flow and fine writing made it read like a novel. It went on to win the National Book Award for nonfiction.

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