The Money Men

Capitalism, Democracy, and the Hundred Years' War over the American Dollar
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Product Number: Z10004410
Released: Nov 01, 2006
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ISBN: #9781400122936
Narrator/s: Lloyd James
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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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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Author(s): H.W. Brands
Genre: History
Original Publish Date: Nov 01, 2006

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Author(s): H.W. Brands
Narrator(s): Lloyd James
Genre: History
Product Number DD20526
Released: Nov 01, 2006
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781400102938

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"Who controls our nation's paper currency? H.W. Brands concentrates on five men -- Alexander Hamilton, Nicholas Biddle, Jay Cooke, Jay Gould, and J.P. Morgan -- who sought that power as he explains how commerce grew in the fledgling nation and U.S. monetary policy was formed. With dramatic stories like that of Jay Gould's manipulation of the gold market, Lloyd James gets to do more than recite facts. He's always easy to listen to, bringing history alive as stories while avoiding melodrama and making sure the facts come across. THE MONEY MEN makes the topic of economics understandable and interesting, relating it to overall trends in American history. J.A.S. (c) AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine"

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