The Money Men : Capitalism, Democracy, and the Hundred Years' War Over the American Dollar
by H. W. Brands


Overview - Most Americans are familiar with the political history of the United States, but there is another history woven all through it, a largely forgotten history--the story of the money men. Acclaimed historian H. W. Brands brings them back to life: J.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Most Americans are familiar with the political history of the United States, but there is another history woven all through it, a largely forgotten history--the story of the money men. Acclaimed historian H. W. Brands brings them back to life: J. P. Morgan, who stabilized a foundering U.S. Treasury in 1907; Alexander Hamilton, who founded the first national bank, and Nicholas Biddle, under whose directorship it failed; Jay Cooke, who helped to finance the Union war effort through his then-innovative strategy of selling bonds to ordinary Americans; and Jay Gould, who tried to corner the market on gold in 1869 and as a result brought about Black Friday and fled for his life.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780393330502
  • ISBN-10: 0393330508
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • Publish Date: October 2007
  • Page Count: 239
  • Dimensions: 7.96 x 5.56 x 0.57 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.42 pounds

Series: Enterprise (W.W. Norton Paperback)

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Books > History > United States - General
Books > Business & Economics > Money & Monetary Policy
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