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Every man a speculator : a history of Wall Street in American life

Author: Steve Fraser
Publisher: Pymble, NSW ; New York, NY : HarperCollins e-books, 2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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For more than two hundred years, Americans have enjoyed a love-hate relationship with Wall Street. Long an object of suspicion and fear, it eventually came to be seen as a more inviting place, an open road to wealth and freedom. Peeling away the layers of myth surrounding this fabled street, Steve Fraser shows that the remarkable transformation of Wall Street as a cultural icon -- its odyssey from perdition to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
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Fraser, Steve, 1945-
Every man a speculator.
Pymble, NSW ; New York, NY : HarperCollins e-books, 2007
(OCoLC)62891627
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Steve Fraser
ISBN: 9780061464270 0061464279 9780061464287 0061464287
OCLC Number: 173821509
Notes: Title from PDF title page (viewed Oct. 8, 2007).
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: pt. 1. Buccaneers and confidence men on the financial frontier. --
Revolution and counterrevolution --
Monsters, aristocrats, and confidence men --
From confidence man to colossus --
Wall Street in Coventry --
pt. 2. The imperial age. --
The engine room of corporate capitalism --
The great Satan --
Wall Street and the decline of Western Civilization --
Wall Street is dead! long live Wall Street! --
Other people's money --
War and peace on Wall Street --
A season in Utopia --
pt. 3. The age of Ignominy. --
Who's afraid of the big bad wolf? --
Evicted from the temple --
The long good-bye --
pt. 4. The world turned upside down. --
The return of the repressed --
Shareholder nation.
Responsibility: Steve Fraser.

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Steve Fraser's epic book is a passionate, critical history of the most powerful financial district in the world. It can also be read as the story of capitalism in America, and of the great turning  Read more...

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