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Wall Street : America's dream palace

Author: Steve Fraser
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2008.
Series: Icons of America.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Wall Street: no other place on earth is so singularly identified with money and the power of money. And no other American institution has inspired such deep moral, cultural, and political ambivalence. Is the Street a bulwark defending commercial order? Or is it a center of mad ambition? This book recounts the colorful history of America's love-hate relationship with Wall Street. Historian Steve Fraser frames his  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Steve Fraser
ISBN: 9780300117554 0300117558 9780300151435 0300151438
OCLC Number: 170202968
Notes: Series from jacket.
Description: 200 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: The Aristocrat --
The confidence man --
The hero --
The Immoralist.
Series Title: Icons of America.
Responsibility: Steve Fraser.
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Recounts the colourful history of America's love-hate relationship with Wall Street. Spanning the years from the first Wall Street panic of 1792 to the dot.com bubble-and-bust and Enron scandals of  Read more...

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