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Eyewitness to Wall Street : 400 years of dreamers, schemers, busts, and booms

Author: David Colbert
Publisher: New York : Broadway Books, ©2001.
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The author "draws on diaries, private letters, memoirs, and reportage" to illuminate "how the getting and spending of Wall Street are inextricably linked with America's national character."--Jacket.
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Colbert, David.
Eyewitness to Wall Street.
New York : Broadway Books, ©2001
(OCoLC)654533205
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Colbert
ISBN: 0767906608 9780767906609
OCLC Number: 45871231
Description: xvi, 391 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Financing the New World. the scene in the 1600s: New Amsterdam / Arnoldus Montanus. From the First IPO to the South Sea Bubble 1621-1720 / Josef de la Vega and Daniel Defoe --
pt. 2. The Revolution and "The Monied Men" the scene in the 1700s: "Frugal and Industrious" / Andrew Burnaby. "Not Worth a Continental" 1776-1781 / The Rivington Royal Gazette / Alexander Hamilton / The Buttonwood Brokers --
pt. 3. From the Buttonwood Tree to the Civil War. the scene in the early 1800s: The Great Fire and the New Exchange / Philip Hone. Girard's Bank Philadelphia, 1814 / James Parton. Jackson Closes the Bank of the United States, Washington, July 10, 1832 / Andrew Jackson. The Panic of 1837 / Frederick Marryat. The Great Bear: Jacob Little 1850 / William Worthington Fowler. The Panic of 1857 / George Templeton Strong. War Bonds and Greenbacks, Washington, 1861-63 / Salmon P. Chase. The Gold Exchange 1866 / Horace White --
pt. 4. Wall Street in the Gilded Age. the scene in the gilded age: The Idle Rich / Ward McAllister. The Battle for Erie 1868 / William Worthington Fowler. Black Friday 1869 / George S. Boutwell / The New York Times. Carnegie's Career Begins 1869 / Andrew Carnegie. The First Women Brokers February 5, 1870 / New York Sun. Philadelphia's Last Gasp September 18, 1873 / Alvred B. Nettleton. A Bucket-Shop Education 1895-1901 / Edwin Lefevre --
pt. 5. Trusts and Trustbusters. the scene in the 1900s: Rockefeller and "The Chief Getters" / H.G. Wells. Charles Dow 1901 / William Peter Hamilton. The Northern Pacific Corner May 8, 1901 / Bernard Baruch. J.P. Morgan and the Panic of 1907 / Frank A. Vanderlip --
pt. 6. Wall Street in World War I: Last Man Standing. the scene in the 1910s: "The Corner" / Elliott V. Bell. Germany's Financiers Prepare for War Potsdam, Germany, July 5, 1914 / Henry Morgenthau. War News Reaches Wall Street July 31, 1914 / The New York Times. Charlie Chaplin Learns to Sell Liberty Bonds 1918 / Charlie Chaplin. "Economic Consequences of the Peace" 1919 / John Maynard Keynes. Bombing of the J.P. Morgan Bank September 16, 1920 / B.F. Borsody / The New York Times --
pt. 7. Boom and Bust. the scene in the 1920s: Marxist Economics / Harpo Marx. The Big Bull Market 1927-1929 / Frederick Lewis Allen. CRASH! March and October, 1929 / Elliott V. Bell. Ben Graham Calls the Bottom 1932 / Benjamin Graham. Roosevelt's "Banking Holiday" March 1933 / Franklin D. Roosevelt. "He Knows All the Tricks of the Trade" 1933 / Matthew Josephson. The Harder They Fall 1938 / Ferdinand Pecora / The New York Times --
pt. 8. Wall Street Goes to Main Street. the scene in the 1940s: News from the Home Front / II Wall. Wall Street Goes to Main Street 1940 / Charles E. Merrill and E.A. Pierce. The White Shark 1954 / Diana B. Henriques. "Securities Bazaar" October 1957 / Carter Henderson. Fidelity a-Go-Go Boston, 1957-1965 / John Brooks --
pt. 9. Uneasy Street. the scene in the 1960s: Pennies from Heaven August 24, 1967 / Stew Albert. Lady of the Club 1967 / Muriel Siebert. "Conglomerator": James Ling 1969 / Stanley H. Brown. Instinet 1969 / Jerome M. Pustilnik. Eyes on the Prize 1970 / Travers Bell. The Rise and Fall of Bernie Cornfeld 1970 / Bernard Cornfeld. Where Did the Go-Go Go? 1970 / David L. Babson. Paper 1967-1970 / Donald T. Regan. The Nifty Fifty 1972-1974 / Forbes. May Day May 1, 1975 / Robert Haack, Donald Weeden and E. John Rosenwald, Jr. The Black Box 1974-1980 / William Batten and John Phelan, Jr. Futures, Chicago, 1971-1982 / Leo Melamed. T. Rowe Price 1983 / James W. Michaels. "Silver Thursday" March 27, 1980 / Jerry Knight and James L. Rowe, Jr. --
pt. 10. Greed Is Good? the scene in the 1980s: The Predators' Ball / Connie Bruck. Insider 1985 / Dennis Levine. Den of Thieves 1986 / James B. Stewart. The Confessions of Ivan Boesky 1990. Liar's Poker 1986 / Michael Lewis. The Keating Five April 8, 1987 / William Black. Black Monday October 19, 1987 / Steve Coll. The Pit 1986-1987 / Laura Pedersen. The Fall of the House of Hutton 1987 / Brett Duval Fromson. Barbarians at the Gate 1988 / John Helyar and Bryan Burrough. The Pru-Bache Scandal 1983-1991 / Kurt Eichenwald. Capitalist Tool 1990 / Christopher Buckley. "The Cartel" 1991 / David Wessel --
pt. 11. Bull Without End, Amen. the scene in the 1990s: Everybody's Invited / Peter Lynch. The Cult of Greenspan 1996 / Rob Norton. Main Street's Heroes: Schwab, Bogle, and Buffett / Carol Vinzant and Roger Lowenstein. The Intel Generation 1997 / Amy Virshup. The Little Guy October 28, 1997 / Art Buchwald. While You Were Trading 1992-1998 / Judith Helen Rawnsley, Joseph Jett and Frank Partnoy / [and others] --
pt. 12. Net Gains. the scene in the 1990s: Virtual Friends / David Owen. Netscape Fever August 9, 1995 / Molly Baker and Joan E. Rigdon. Internet Stock Scams 1998 / Katrina Brooker. Surfing on the Slippery Skin of a Bubble 1999 / Po Bronson. Do You Believe?: How Yahoo! Became a Blue Chip June 1999 / Joseph Nocera. Riding the Mo in the Lime Green Glow 1999 / Matthew Klam. After the Revolution June 1999 / Katrina Brooker. Reversals of Fortune March 2000 / James Cramer and Marianne Costantinou. What Happened to My Money? April 2000 / David Owen.
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The author "draws on diaries, private letters, memoirs, and reportage" to illuminate "how the getting and spending of Wall Street are inextricably linked with America's national character."--Jacket.

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