Millionaire: The Philanderer, Gambler, and Duelist Who Invented Modern Finance

Millionaire: The Philanderer, Gambler, and Duelist Who Invented Modern Finance

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On the death of France's most glorious king, Louis XIV, in 1715, few people benefited from the shift in power more than the intriguing financial genius from Edinburgh, John Law. Already notorious for killing a man in a duel and for acquiring a huge fortune from gambling, Law had proposed to the English monarch that a bank be established to issue paper money with the credit based on the value of land. But Queen Anne was not about to take advice from a gambler and… (more)

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Publisher: Simon & Schuster (February 21, 2001)

Format: EPUB

File size: 277 KB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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