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The Money Men: Capitalism, Democracy, and the Hundred Years' War over the… (2006)
by H. W. Brands
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0393061841, Hardcover)A best-selling historian's gripping account of the powerful men who controlled America's financial destiny.
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 U.S. Treasury.
The Money Men is a riveting narrative, a revealing history of the men who fought over the lifeblood of American commerce and power.
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"H. W. Brands recounts the century-long battle for the lifeblood of American commerce and power, focusing on five men whose lives and actions indelibly affected the course of American financial history. The story of these men is the story of how America transformed itself from a squabbling collection of small states into the foremost economic power in the world."--BOOK JACKET.
An edition of this book was published by W.W. Norton.
An edition of this book was published by Tantor Media.
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