ISBN-10:
0674716086
ISBN-13:
9780674716087
Pub. Date:
10/15/1986
Publisher:
Harvard
Prophets of Regulation / Edition 1

Prophets of Regulation / Edition 1

by Thomas K McCraw
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Overview

"There is properly no history, only biography," Emerson remarked, and in this ingenious book Thomas McCraw unfolds the history of four powerful men: Charles Francis Adams, Louis D. Brandeis, James M. Landis, and Alfred E. Kahn. The absorbing stories he tells make this a book that will appeal across a wide spectrum of academic disciplines and to all readers interested in history, biography, and Americana.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780674716087
Publisher: Harvard
Publication date: 10/15/1986
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 145,547
Product dimensions: 6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Thomas K. McCraw was Straus Professor of Business History Emeritus at Harvard Business School and winner of the Pulitzer Prize for History.

Table of Contents

  • Adams and the Sunshine Commission
  • State to Federal, Railroads to Trusts
  • Brandeis and the Origins of the FTC
  • Antitrust, Regulation, and the FTC
  • Landis and the Statecraft of the SEC
  • Ascent, Decline, and Rebirth
  • Kahn and the Economist’s Hour
  • Regulation Reconsidered
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

What People are Saying About This

An exceptionally good book on the development of government regulatory traditions in twentieth-century America, which illuminates as well the broader course of modern reform...[McGraw's] book will become a seminal work in the study of American regulation and reform.

Alan Brinkley

An exceptionally good book on the development of government regulatory traditions in twentieth-century America, which illuminates as well the broader course of modern reform...[McGraw's] book will become a seminal work in the study of American regulation and reform.

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