Preservation Houston continues its History in Print author series with award-winning writer Steven Fenberg's Unprecedented Power: Jesse Jones, Capitalism, and the Common Good, a fascinating and timely perspective on "Mr. Houston," Jesse Holman Jones.

Once considered the most powerful man in the United States after President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jones had slipped into the historic shadows until Unprecedented Power sparked interest in the Houston businessman's role in salvaging capitalism during the Great Depression and militarizing industry to fight and win World War II. In addition to exploring Jones' singular national contributions, Fenberg will look at the local entrepreneur's role in developing the Houston Ship Channel and downtown Houston, including such landmarks as the Rice Hotel, the Gulf Building and the Metropolitan and Loew's State theaters.

After the presentation, Fenberg will sign copies of his book. Unprecedented Power: Jesse Jones, Capitalism, and the Common Good will be available for purchase at the event for $35 ($30 for Preservation Houston members).



St. Paul's United Methodist Church
5501 Main St.
Houston, TX 77004


Admission is free.
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