Unprecedented Power: Jesse Jones, Capitalism, and the Common Good

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents ix
  • Acknowledgments xi
  • Introduction - The Most Powerful Person in the Nation 1
  • Houston 5
  • 1650–1898 - We Had a Good Table 7
  • 1898–1914 - The Town Pump 35
  • The National Stage 57
  • 1914–1919 - Give until It Hurts 59
  • 1919–1924 - The Family Won’t Discuss It 90
  • 1924–1928 - Draped and Drowned in Decorations 119
  • The Great Depression 167
  • 1928–1932 - Never Rope a Steer Going Downhill 169
  • 1933 - At the End of Our String 199
  • 1934 - Go Directly to the Rfc 215
  • 1935 - Friendly, Industrious, Intelligent Dollars 236
  • 1936 - No Actual Ultimate Cost 251
  • 1937 - We Are Not Going Haywire 274
  • 1938 - Spenders and Lenders 300
  • World War II 323
  • 1939 - An Avalanche of Orders 325
  • 1940 - Just Another Loan 343
  • 1941 - You’D Better See Jesse 375
  • 1942 - A Material More Precious Than Gold 399
  • 1943 - Ask God to Stop Him from Lying 443
  • 1944 - Jump When the Gong Sounds 475
  • 1945 - A Very Difficult Letter to Write 505
  • Home 525
  • 1946–1956 - It Has Grown out of Bounds 527
  • Bibliography 585
  • Index 591
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