Every Man a Speculator A History of Wall Street in American Life

ISBN-10: 006662049X
ISBN-13: 9780066620497
Edition: N/A
Authors: Steve Fraser
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Book details

List price: $18.95
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 2/7/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 768
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Americans have experienced a love-hate relationship with Wall Street for two hundred years. Long an object of suspicion, fear, and even revulsion, the Street eventually came to be seen as an alluring pathway to wealth and freedom. Steve Fraser tells the story of this remarkable transformation in a brilliant, masterfully written narrative filled with colorful tales of confidence men and aristocrats, Napoleonic financiers and reckless adventurers, master builders and roguish destroyers. Penetrating and engrossing, this is an extraordinary work of history that illuminates the values and the character of our nation.

Steve Fraser is a writer and historian living in New York.

Preface
Introduction
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
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
The Age of Ignominy
Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?
Evicted from the Temple
The Long Good-bye
The World Turned Upside Down
The Return of the Repressed
Shareholder Nation
Notes
Index

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