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The exchange artist : a tale of high-flying speculation and America's first banking collapse

Author: Jane Kamensky
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Profiles Andrew Dexter, Jr., a late-eighteenth-century financial pioneer-turned-confidence man, describing how he took advantage of suspicions about paper money and banks to promote a skyscraper building scheme that cost his investors millions of dollars.
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Named Person: Andrew Dexter; Andrew Dexter; Andrew Dexter
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jane Kamensky
ISBN: 9780670018413 0670018414
OCLC Number: 123284561
Description: xvii, 442 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue : Ruins --
ch. 1. Promises --
ch. 2. Icarus --
ch. 3. Reckoning --
ch. 4. Babel --
ch. 5. Conflagration --
ch. 6. Prometheus --
Epilogue : Relics.
Responsibility: Jane Kamensky.
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Profiles Andrew Dexter, Jr., a late-eighteenth-century financial pioneer-turned-confidence man, describing how he took advantage of suspicions about paper money and banks to promote a skyscraper building scheme that cost his investors millions of dollars.

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