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The Resource Building home : Howard F. Ahmanson and the politics of the American dream, Eric John Abrahamson

Building home : Howard F. Ahmanson and the politics of the American dream, Eric John Abrahamson

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Building home : Howard F. Ahmanson and the politics of the American dream
Title
Building home
Title remainder
Howard F. Ahmanson and the politics of the American dream
Statement of responsibility
Eric John Abrahamson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Building Home is an innovative biography that weaves together three engrossing stories. It is one part corporate and industrial history, using the evolution of mortgage finance as a way to understand larger dynamics in the nation's political economy. It is another part urban history, since the extraordinary success of the savings and loan business in Los Angeles reflects much of the cultural and economic history of Southern California. Finally, it is a personal story, a biography of one of the nation's most successful entrepreneurs of the managed economy --Howard Fieldstad Ahmanson. Eric John Abrahamson deftly connects these three strands as he chronicles Ahmanson's rise against the background of the postwar housing boom and the growth of L.A. during the same period. As a sun-tanned yachtsman and a cigar-smoking financier, the Omaha-born Ahmanson was both unique and representative of many of the business leaders of his era. He did not control a vast infrastructure like a railroad or an electrical utility. Nor did he build his wealth by pulling the financial levers that made possible these great corporate endeavors. Instead, he made a fortune by enabling the middle-class American dream. With his great wealth, he contributed substantially to the expansion of the cultural institutions in L.A. As we struggle to understand the current mortgage-led financial crisis, Ahmanson's life offers powerful insights into an era when the widespread hope of homeownership was just beginning to take shape."--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
CDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Abrahamson, Eric John
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ahmanson, Howard F
  • Ahmanson, Howard F
  • Ahmanson, Howard F
  • Mortgage loans
  • Savings and loan associations
  • American Dream
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • HISTORY
  • American Dream
  • Mortgage loans
  • Savings and loan associations
  • California
  • Bauwirtschaft
  • USA
Label
Building home : Howard F. Ahmanson and the politics of the American dream, Eric John Abrahamson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-344) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- 1. Father as Mentor -- 2. Among the Lotus Eaters -- 3. Undertaker at a Plague -- 4. The Common Experience -- 5. Building Home -- 6. Scaling Up -- 7. Home and the State -- 8. Political Economy -- 9. Big Business -- 10. The Crest of a New Wave -- 11. Southland Patrician -- 12. Influence -- 13. Short of Domestic Bliss -- 14. Breakdown of Consensus -- 15. Crisis of the Managed Economy -- 16. A New Way of Life -- 17. A Personal Epic -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn827955358
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 357 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520273757
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
417280
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)827955358
Label
Building home : Howard F. Ahmanson and the politics of the American dream, Eric John Abrahamson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-344) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- 1. Father as Mentor -- 2. Among the Lotus Eaters -- 3. Undertaker at a Plague -- 4. The Common Experience -- 5. Building Home -- 6. Scaling Up -- 7. Home and the State -- 8. Political Economy -- 9. Big Business -- 10. The Crest of a New Wave -- 11. Southland Patrician -- 12. Influence -- 13. Short of Domestic Bliss -- 14. Breakdown of Consensus -- 15. Crisis of the Managed Economy -- 16. A New Way of Life -- 17. A Personal Epic -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn827955358
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 357 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520273757
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
417280
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)827955358

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