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  • The Great Crashby Selwyn Parker

    Little, Brown Book Group 2010; US$ 9.89

    This is the story of the financial cataclysm that started with the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929, and set in motion a series of economic, political and social events that affected many millions of people in America, Britain, Europe and Australia. The Crash rolled across the world like a tidal wave, toppling governments, spreading the wave... more...

  • The Great Crash of 1929by John Kenneth Galbraith

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2009; US$ 14.99

    Of Galbraith's classic examination of the 1929 financial collapse, the Atlantic Monthly said:"Economic writings are seldom notable for their entertainment value, but this book is. Galbraith's prose has grace and wit, and he distills a good deal of sardonic fun from the whopping errors of the nation's oracles and the wondrous antics of the financial... more...

  • Gentlemanly Capitalism and British Imperialismby Raymond E. Dumett

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 64.95

    The publication by Longman of P J Cain and A.G. Hopkins two-volume study of "British Imperialism" (1688-1914; 1914-1994) caused a sensation amongst historians of European imperialism and economic international history. The theory of `gentlemanly capitalism' - the complex of economic, social and political power centring on the City of London - which... more...

  • Pursuing Happinessby Stanley Lebergott

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Whether watching baseball or undergoing heart surgery, Americans have bought a variety of goods and services to achieve happiness. Here is a provocative look at what they have chosen to purchase. Stanley Lebergott maintains that the average consumer has behaved more reasonably than many distinguished critics of "materialism" have suggested. He sees... more...

  • Consumer Lending in France and Americaby Gunnar Trumbull

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 28.00

    This book traces the historical emergence of modern consumer lending in America and France. more...

  • American Capitalismby Louis Hyman; Edward E. Baptist

    Simon & Schuster 2014; Not Available

    A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader. more...

  • American Capitalismby Louis Hyman; Edward E. Baptist

    Simon & Schuster 2014; Not Available

    A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader. more...

  • Pop!by Daniel Gross

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    Bubbles?from hot stocks in the 1920s to hot stocks in the 1990s?are much-lamented features of contemporary economic life. Time and again, American investors, seduced by the lures of quick money, new technologies, and excessive optimism, have shown a tendency to get carried away. Time and again, they have appeared foolish when the bubble burst. The... more...

  • Circle of Friendsby Charles Gasparino

    HarperCollins 2013; Not Available

    The bestselling author of The Sellout tells the explosive story of the government?s crackdown on insider-trading networks?an investigation that has already racked up more than 60 convictions. In Circle of Friends , award-winning journalist Charles Gasparino?one of Wall Street's most knowledgeable observers?follows government investigators and... more...

  • American Capitalismby Louis Hyman; Edward E. Baptist

    Simon & Schuster 2014; US$ 9.99

    A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader. more...