The Exchange Artist: A Tale of High-Flying Speculation and America's First Banking Collapse

The Exchange Artist: A Tale of High-Flying Speculation and America's First Banking Collapse

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The riveting story of the country's first banking scandal in the first decades of the American republic

This enthralling historical narrative of the birth of speculative capitalism in America opens in the 1790s when financial pioneer-turned-confidence-man Andrew Dexter, Jr. created a pyramid scheme founded on real estate speculation and the greed of banks, who freely printed the paper money he needed to finance the then tallest building in the United States-the Exchange… (more)

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Publisher: Penguin (January 24, 2008)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 464 pages

File size: 2.8 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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