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Inside Money by Zachary Karabell

Inside Money

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Inside Money by Zachary Karabell
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May 18, 2021 | ISBN 9781594206610

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“With judicious insight and a flair for storytelling, Zachary Karabell has made an immense contribution to understanding money and power in America, and globally. In this history of Brown Brothers Harriman we can chart the often-porous relationship between governance and capital at a time when both are under renewed stress and strain. Karabell’s achievement is to give us the human story of seemingly abstract forces—and anyone who aspires to understand what Henry Luce called ‘the American Century’ and beyond will find Karabell’s lucid and compelling book to be essential reading.” —Jon Meacham

Inside Money is a history of American capitalism with an unusual and welcome slant. Suppose the gospel of wealth included the idea of ‘enough’? That partners in a firm could choose relationships over ever more riches? That greed be subordinated to trust and integrity? Brown Brothers Harriman still has much to answer for, but its story tells us a great deal about the emergence of the winner-take-all world.” —Anne-Marie Slaughter, CEO New America 

Inside Money is the sweeping and storied history of Brown Brothers Harriman, one of the great Wall Street firms, which came to embody that distinctive marriage of money and power that marked the “American Century.” With his unique talents as a historian and one of our liveliest writers on finance, Zachary Karabell has crafted a wonderfully engrossing narrative, full of fascinating historical insights about the American elite at the height of its global influence.” —Liaquat Ahamed, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Lords of Finance

“Zachary Karabell understand both money and American history. Here he weaves them together in a fascinating story that reads like a good multi-generational novel.” —Joseph Nye, professor at Harvard and author of Do Morals Matter? Presidents and Foreign Policy from FDR to Trump

“A captivating secret history of the rise of the American way of capitalism through the story of one powerful and insular family firm, Inside Money reminds us that a dominant caste’s sense of noblesse oblige conceals many ironies and much self-interest, but they knew when enough was enough and when private interest needed to give way to the public good.” Dambisa Moyo, economist and author of Edge of Chaos

“Zachary Karabell’s Inside Money is a monumental history of behemoth investment firm Brown Brothers Harriman. Whether dealing with Wall Street intrigue or Big Railroad power or financial booms-and-busts, Karabell proves to be a master of his trade. It’s impossible to understand how America became such a global power without reading this superb book. Highly recommended!” —Douglas Brinkley, Katherine Tsanoff Brown Chair in Humanities and Professor of History at Rice University and author of American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race

“With his customary elegance and acuity, Karabell tells the engrossing story of one of America’s most storied private banks, whose quiet influence did much to define the international system that took shape after World War II and endures, if perilously, to this day. A luminous work of history.” —Fredrik Logevall,  Harvard University, author of JFK: Coming of Age in the American Century, 1917-1956
 

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