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

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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 ...

Every Man a Speculator: A History of Wall Street in American Life 2006, Harper Perennial

ISBN-13: 9780066620497

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