Money Men: Capitalism Democracy And The Hundreds Year War Over The American by H. W. BrandsMoney Men: Capitalism Democracy And The Hundreds Year War Over The American by H. W. Brands

Money Men: Capitalism Democracy And The Hundreds Year War Over The American

byH. W. Brands

Paperback | September 25, 2007

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Most Americans are familiar with the political history of the United States, but there is another history woven all through it, a largely forgotten history—the story of the money men. Acclaimed historian H. W. Brands brings them back to life: J. P. Morgan, who stabilized a foundering U.S. Treasury in 1907; Alexander Hamilton, who founded the first national bank, and Nicholas Biddle, under whose directorship it failed; Jay Cooke, who helped to finance the Union war effort through his then-innovative strategy of selling bonds to ordinary Americans; and Jay Gould, who tried to corner the market on gold in 1869 and as a result brought about Black Friday and fled for his life.
Best-selling author H. W. Brands is the Dickson Allen Anderson Centennial Professor of History at the University of Texas. He lives in Austin.
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Title:Money Men: Capitalism Democracy And The Hundreds Year War Over The AmericanFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8.25 × 5.6 × 0.8 inPublished:September 25, 2007Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0393330508

ISBN - 13:9780393330502

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