White Shoe: How a New Breed of Wall Street Lawyers Changed Big Business and the American Century by John Oller – Book Review

Tyler over at the Portly Politico sent me this recommendation. I read the review and it sounded interesting for you history buffs.  Here’s his message followed by the link to the original book review at the bottom of the post.
A buddy of mine wrote a great book review for his blog, Corporate History International, that I thought might be of interest to you.  It’s a review of John Oller’s White Shoe:  How a New Breed of Wall Street Lawyers Changed Big Business and the American Century.  He touches upon some of the historical parallels between the Progressive Era and our current times, albeit subtly.

 

White Shoe: How a New Breed of Wall Street Lawyers Changed Big Business and the American Century by John Oller

New White Shoe Review for You

 

6 thoughts on “White Shoe: How a New Breed of Wall Street Lawyers Changed Big Business and the American Century by John Oller – Book Review

  • January 28, 2019 at 11:02 am
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    Thanks for sharing, photog! Frederick is a strong writer, and his review really makes me interested in reading Oller’s book (apparently, Oller also has a book about Francis Marion, the “Swamp Fox” of the American Revolution, who is a local hero in my part of South Carolina–we even named a university after him).
    Readers can check out more of Frederick’s writing at https://corporatehistory.international

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    • January 28, 2019 at 11:09 am
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      I enjoyed his review. I’m tempted to throw this one on top of my reading pile. Have you read either of Oller’s books?

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      • January 28, 2019 at 12:57 pm
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        Not yet, but Frederick’s review has me interested, and I have some Amazon gift cards burning a hole in my wallet, so I might have to pick it up, too. What’s on your stack at the moment?

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        • January 28, 2019 at 9:06 pm
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          Right now I’m finishing up Charles Portis,’ “The Dog of the South.” And that is a quirky book. Very different from True Grit but now I see where the humor came from.

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          • January 28, 2019 at 10:51 pm
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            Based on the descriptions I’ve read, it sounds hilarious. On your recommendation, I’ll check it out.
            I just picked up a book on a whim about collectors stealing the skulls of geniuses. Sounds promising.

          • January 29, 2019 at 7:10 am
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            Tyler, I’ll qualify my description by saying not everyone will love this book. It’s very odd and so is almost every character in the book. Buyer beware.

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