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Every Man a Speculator: A History of Wall Street in American Life
A gripping chronicle of Wall Street, from George W

 
Our Price: $19.00
By Steve Fraser (au)
Year: 2005
Pages: 721
Binding Paperback
ISBN 0-06-662049-X

Product Code: 1422365050

Description
 
A gripping chronicle of Wall Street, from George Washington to George W. Bush. Americans have experienced a love-hate relationships with Wall Street for 200 years. Long an object of suspicion, fear, & even revulsion, the Street eventually came to be seen as an alluring pathway to wealth & freedom. Fraser tells the story of this remarkable transformation in a brilliant, masterfully written narrative filled with colorful tales of confidence men & aristocrats, Napoleonic financiers & reckless adventurers, master builders & roguish destroyers. This is an extraordinary work of history that illuminates the values & the character of our nation. “Full of fascinating anecdotes, captivating characters, & references to 200 years of popular & high culture.”

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