Re: Professor Maury N. Klein (URI) <was> Gould Railroad Standard Wooden Cabooses -

Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>

Mike Carson wrote:
I always appreciate leads to authors presenting alternate interpretations of accepted fact, particularly those I was unaware of. Professor Klein appears to a prolific author, who it appears has a donated collection at the St. Louis Mercantile Library. His paper, Jay Gould: A Revisionist Interpretation, (available on line) makes a cogent argument that the elder Gould isn't fully appreciated. I am more likely to read Professor Klein's book about Harriman rather Gould. As it appears George Gould, the son, was completely outclassed Harriman, both as a businessman and a railroad tycoon.
There is extremely little about George Gould in Klein's book about Jay Gould. Don't let your opinion of George affect the chance to learn something accurate about Jay. But Klein's Harriman book is excellent too.

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