Books: Morgan to Mitchell

THE LORDS OF CREATION—Frederick Lewis Allen—Harper ($3).

On the evening of Dec. 12, 1900, 38-year-old Charles M. Schwab met the elder J. P. Morgan for the first time at a dinner given in Schwab's honor in Manhattan. Although the newspapers did not report the event, it was destined to be of great historical importance for it led to the formation of U. S. Steel and inaugurated a new period in the history of U. S. business.

Schwab had intended to speak for a few minutes, but talked for an hour, addressing his remarks to the...

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