The Money Men: Capitalism, Democracy, and the Hundred Years' War over the American Dollar
Extreame Savings Item! Save 46% on the The Money Men: Capitalism, Democracy, and the Hundred Years' War over the American Dollar by Tantor Audio at Spring Brook Audio. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. 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
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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