Jesse H. Jones, the man and the statesman / by Bascom N. Timmons.


First edition.. New York, [New York] : Holt [1956] .

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Subjects Jones, Jesse H. (Jesse Holman), 1874-1956.
Jones, Jesse Holman, 1874-1956.
Description 414 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Copyright Date [1956]
©1956
Notes "Illustrated with photos." -- title page
Includes index.
Summary Biography of Jesse H. Jones and what led him to his duties at the White House under Roosevelt.
Contents Part I: The school of experience -- A boy and his forebears -- Free enterprise at fourteen -- A bit of wandering -- Years in the lumber business -- Part II: A city is born -- Mr. Jones goes to Houston -- Jones weathers a storm -- The lure of building -- Banks, the bayou, and the canal -- Part III: Wider Horizons -- Washington in World War I -- Back to main street -- The illness of Woodrow Wilson -- A democrat serves his party -- A convention comes to Houston -- Part IV: The battle for the banks -- The depression comes to Houston -- Jones joins the RFC -- Changing crews in a hurricane -- Reconstructing the banking system -- Converting the saved -- Part V: From depression to war -- Rescue of the railroads -- The many-sided RFC -- The Jones pattern of management -- Jones' relations with the White House -- The house of Jesse -- Honors, promotions, and politics -- Part VI: The sinews of war -- Mobilizing metals and other materials -- Building plants and homes -- Unnecessary controversy over necessary rubber -- War within war -- Part VII: The parting of the ways -- Fraying bonds with the White House -- Ite, Missa Est -- Part VIII: Home from the wars -- From war to peace -- The last years -- An appraisal -- Afterword.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)345537
(OCoLC)ocm00345537
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Timmons, Bascom N. 1890-1987.
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