The Life & Legend of E.H. Harriman

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Illustrations
George Kennan in 1903,5
Mary and E. H. Harriman in 1909,7
Stuyvesant Fish,59
Map of the Illinois Central system,72
Jacob Schiff,108
E. H. Harriman at his desk,127
Steam shovel near Buford, Wyoming,133
A track crew, 1900,134
The tunnel at Sherman Hill,136
The “spider web” bridge,137
The new Dale Creek fill,138
Shale backdrop of the Fish cut,139
Cars dumping their loads onto a large fill,140
The ninety-five-foot-high fill for the Lane cutoff,141
The refurbished Omaha machine shop, 1903,143
Union Pacific system, 1900,150
A. L. Mohler,157
James Stillman,164
Union Pacific and part of the Southern Pacific system,207
George J. Gould,218
James J. Hill,227
J. P. Morgan,232
W. A. Clark,245
Julius Kruttschnitt,256
Map of the Lucin cutoff line,258
A gravel car dumps its load,259
The Lucin cutoff line to the sink,260
E. H. Harriman and guests at the Lucin cutoff opening ceremony,262

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page *
  • Contents vii
  • Illustrations ix
  • Acknowledgments xi
  • Introduction xiii
  • The Life & Legend of E. H. Harriman *
  • Prologue - Mr. Kennan Writes a Biography 1
  • Part I - 1848–1898 *
  • 1 - Sources of Pride and Strength 27
  • 2 - Sources of Advancement 36
  • 3 - Sources of Growth 48
  • 4 - Sources of Education 61
  • 5 - Sources of Revelation 71
  • 6 - Sources of Opportunity 88
  • Part II - 1898–1900 *
  • 7 - Going West 105
  • 8 - Going for Broke 118
  • 9 - Going Modern 130
  • 10 - Going Back Together 148
  • 11 - Going Elsewhere 162
  • 12 - Going North 181
  • Part III - 1900–1904 *
  • 13 - Seeking Order 203
  • 14 - Seeking an Advantage 214
  • 15 - Seeking Trump 225
  • 16 - Seeking Hegemony 240
  • 17 - Seeking the Perfect Machine 254
  • 18 - Seeking the Perfect Organization 272
  • 19 - Seeking the World 283
  • 20 - Seeking Relief 292
  • Part IV - 1904–1909 *
  • 21 - Fighting the Tide 307
  • 22 - Fighting Formidable Foes 317
  • 23 - Fighting Others' Fights 329
  • 24 - Fighting a Former Friend 344
  • 25 - Fighting a Formidable Friend 356
  • 26 - Fighting Nature 372
  • 27 - Fighting for Survival 386
  • 28 - Fighting Back 403
  • 29 - Fighting the Inevitable 420
  • Epilogue - The Good That Men Do 443
  • Notes 449
  • Index 505
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