The Money Men: Capitalism, Democracy, and the Hundred Years' War over the American Dollarby H. W. Brands, Lloyd James (Narrated by)
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 is the Dickson Allen Anderson Centennial Professor of History at the University of Texas at Austin and the author of the Pulitzer Prize nominees Traitor to His Class and The First American.
Lloyd James has been narrating since 1996, has recorded over six hundred books in almost every genre, has earned six AudioFile Earphones Awards, and is a two-time nominee for the prestigious Audie Award.
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Good book but it is scattering to the effect that it jumps around a good bit from idea to idea. Some of the writers thoughts seem to rapidly come to mind, written down, then a different thought comes and written down. Over all on a one to ten, ten being excellent, I give it a four.