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Money Men: Capitalism, Democracy and the Hundred Years' War Over the American Dollar (Enterprise)

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Money Men: Capitalism, Democracy and the Hundred Years' War Over the American Dollar (Enterprise)

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    Hw Brands(Author)
From the first days of the United States, a battle raged over money. On one side were the democrats, who wanted cheap money and feared the concentration of financial interests in the hands of a few. On the other were the capitalists who sought the soundness of a national bank - and the profits that came with it. In telling this exciting story, H.W. Brands focuses on five "Money Men": Alexander Hamilton, who championed a national bank; Nicholas Biddle, whose run-in with Andrew Jackson led to the bank's demise; Jay Cooke, who financed the Union in the Civil War; Jay Gould, who tried to corner the gold market; and J.P. Morgan, whose position was so commanding that he bailed out the US Treasury. "The Money Men" is a best-selling historian's gripping account of the powerful men who fought over the lifeblood of American commerce and power.

H.W. BRANDS is the author of The First American, Andrew Jackson, and several other works. He is the Dickson Allen Anderson Centennial Professor of History at the University of Texas.

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  • PDF | 224 pages
  • Hw Brands(Author)
  • W. W. Norton & Company (27 Oct. 2006)
  • English
  • 2
  • Business, Finance & Law
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  • By Milo di Thernan on 16 April 2009

    I am writing as a mediocre professional in economics and banking, which makes me aware of the difficulties which the subjects present to the non-specialist. This short book is as engaging as any novel and will reward the attention of anyone who has a passing interest in the financial crisis that has characterised 2007 and 2008. By way of by-product it will also whet anybody's appetite for more knowledge about the USA, which is such a young, open and dynamic economy - and this from an erstwhile cynic on American proselytisation. Try it. It will open up numerous avenues of exploration for you. For example, it has tempted me to read about the Astors, and Cliveden, as well as high finance and US history.

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