By Dana L. Thomas
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Publish yr note: First released 1967. reproduction is moment printing.
The Legends of trade Series bargains readers vintage stories of buying and selling, company, and finance. This new unique paperback non-fiction sequence from Texere will breathe existence into misplaced enterprise classics. all of the titles might be repackaged and republished, introducing those gemstones to a brand new readership. whereas the themes may be broad-ranging, the Legends of trade books have something in common—they are appealing reads. Designed to entertain with fantastic stories of intrigue, and adventure—all performed within the identify of business—readers are swept alongside within the narrative and achieve a greater figuring out of those very important ancient sessions, occasions, or figures from the realm of trade.
The Plungers and the Peacocks is an exciting portrait of the personalities and company battles of Wall road, the main recognized monetary district on the earth. utilizing interviews with "old-timers" who lived during the occasions of the road from the Nineteen Twenties to the 40's and memoirs, and letters, the writer has produced a sweeping narrative of "the video games humans played" in developing America's monetary middle. Dana L. Thomas recounts a roller-coaster journey of pleasure and intrigue, from the slave auctions of Captain Kidd to the conflict by way of Robert younger to realize regulate of the hot York principal Railroad.
Dana L. Thomas was once an affiliate Editor of Barron's nationwide company and monetary Weekly. He attended Harvard the place he targeting historical past and economics. throughout the moment international conflict he served as a information editor and army historian connected to the 3rd military of normal George S. Patton.
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