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Wall Street: A History, Updated Edition
by Charles R. Geisst
Wall Street is an unending source of legend--and nightmares. It is a universal symbol of both the highest aspirations of economic prosperity and the basest impulses of greed and deception. Charles R. Geisst's Wall Street is at once a chronicle of the street itself--from the days when the wall was merely a defensive barricade built by...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; Economics; History; Investing
Beggar Thy Neighbor: A History of Usury and Debt
by Charles R. Geisst
The practice of charging interest on loans has been controversial since it was first mentioned in early recorded history. Lending is a powerful economic tool, vital to the development of society but it can also lead to disaster if left unregulated. Prohibitions against excessive interest, or usury, have been found in almost all...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; Economics; History
Monopolies in America: Empire Builders and Their Enemies from Jay Gould to Bill Gates
by Charles R. Geisst
In this incisive and comprehensive history, business historian Charles Geisst traces the rise of monopolies from the railroad era to today's computer software empires. The history of monopolies has been dominated by strong and charismatic personalities. Geisst tells the stories behind the individuals--from John D. Rockefeller and Andrew...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; Economics; History
Deals of the Century: Wall Street, Mergers, and the Making of Modern America
by Charles R. Geisst
DEALS OF THE CENTURY Throughout history, mergers and acquisitions have been the major game played on Wall Street. These deals have had far-reaching effects, on the worlds of finance and industry - more than most commentators or financiers are publicly willing to admit. Deals of the Century captures this dynamic moment in...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; Investing
Wheels of Fortune: The History of Speculation from Scandal to Respectability
by Charles R. Geisst
An intriguing history of the futures market and speculation From Jay Gould's attempt to corner the gold market in the 1860s to the Hunt brothers' scandalous efforts to control the silver market in the 1980s, Wheels of Fortune traces the rich, colorful history of the futures market on its quest for respectability and profit. This...
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Categories: All Nonfiction
Undue Influence: How the Wall Street Elite Puts the Financial System at Risk
by Charles R. Geisst
A critical look at over 80 years of conflict, collusion, and corruption between financiers and politicians Undue Influence paints a vivid portrait of the dealings between "the few", in this case members of Congress, the banking community, and the Fed, and sheds light on how radical new deregulatory measures could be introduced by...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; Economics; Investing; Politics & Government
The Last Partnerships: Inside the Great Wall Street Dynasties
by Charles R. Geisst
They laid the foundations of American finance and defined the American brand of capitalism. They bankrolled wars, were the impetus behind the building of the first transcontinental railroad system, and fueled a fledgling nation’s grandiose dreams of empire. S&M Allen, J. P. Morgan & Co., Goldman Sachs, Lehman Brothers...they were the...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; Business Biographies & Primers; Economics; Investing
100 Years of Wall Street
by Charles R. Geisst
Financial ups and downs are only part of the 20th century saga of Wall Street. The street symbolizes the historic triumphs, failures and excesses of capitalism, but it has also been the scene of great human achievements and epic tragedies. Like America itself, "The Street" has shown almost boundless optimism and tenacity in the face of...
Today's Price: $16.10
Categories: All Nonfiction; Economics; Investing
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