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The New York Times century of business
Norris, Floyd.
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New York : McGraw-Hill, 2000.
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x, 326 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
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The New York Times presents in this account the greatest business events of the 20th century. Drawing on contemporaneous headlines and photographs from its vast archives, this retrospective features the most important developments in business and technology as well as captains of industry.

Author Notes

Floyd Norris is the chief financial correspondent for The New York Times, writes a weekly column in the Business section, and is author of The New York Times Century of Business.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Booklist Review

It may be unusual to find business books gracing coffee tables other than in executive suites or corporate reception lounges, but either of these two attractive, slightly oversize volumes could be suitably displayed by anyone fascinated by the worlds of business and investing. Moreover, these two books will be an absolute necessity for library reference shelves. Historian Geisst is already the author of the best-selling narrative Wall Street: A History (1997), and now this pictorial compilation makes an excellent companion. Filled with more than 150 photographs and illustrations interspersed with quotes and anecdotes and colorful storytelling, Geisst's chronology vividly captures Wall Street's most recent 100 years. This popular history touches all the stock market's major milestones and includes a look at financiers both notable and notorious as well as a view of behind-the-scenes operations at brokerage houses and stock exchanges. Husband-and-wife team Norris and Bockelmann have more than two decades of combined experience as New York Times writers and editors. They have selected the stories for this decade-by-decade chronicle beginning with the financial panic of 1901 and concluding with the battle between the consumer electronics and personal computer industries over control of personal computing. In between, they cover a diversity of events that include baseball's exemption from antitrust laws, President Truman's seizure of the steel mills, and the phenomenon of the hula hoop, proving that the history of business and commerce in this country is the history of the U.S. itself. Page headers provide a running timetable of events, and the text is complemented by photographs and portraits, re-creations of the front page of noteworthy editions of the New York Times, and sidebars explaining the significance of various milestones. --David Rouse

Table of Contents

Paul A. VolckerFloyd Norris
Sources and Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Forewordp. ix
Introductionp. 1
Chapter 1 1900-1909 Roosevelt vs. Morganp. 10
Chapter 2 1910-1919 World Unity, World Warp. 34
Chapter 3 1920-1929 Prosperity--Then Ruinp. 60
Chapter 4 1930-1939 Battling the Great Depressionp. 82
Chapter 5 1940-1949 From Devastation to Innovationp. 114
Chapter 6 1950-1959 What's Good for General Motorsp. 138
Chapter 7 1960-1969 A Long Boomp. 168
Chapter 8 1970-1979 Doubts and Deregulationp. 206
Chapter 9 1980-1989 The Great Turnaroundp. 244
Chapter 10 1990-1999 The American Decadep. 284
Indexp. 320