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

Paperback | February 7, 2006

bySteve Fraser

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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.

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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 narrati...

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 narrati...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:768 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 1.23 inPublished:February 7, 2006Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:006662049X

ISBN - 13:9780066620497

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“Fraser gives a thorough analysis of this scandal-ridden menagerie as reflected in books, movies, and the political arena.”