THE GOLD RING: Jim Fisk, Jay Gould, and Black Friday, 1869 [NOOK Book]

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In September of 1869, two young speculators, Jay Gould and Jim Fisk, Jr., undertook perhaps the most audacious financial operation in American history – the cornering of the national gold supply. This daring plot came at a time when Wall Street finance displayed all the raw emotion, cynicism, and bravado of a Wild West shootout. The scandal reached the very household of President Ulysses Grant, and only the intervention of their friend, Boss Tweed of Tammany Hall, saved Fisk and...
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THE GOLD RING: Jim Fisk, Jay Gould, and Black Friday, 1869

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Overview

In September of 1869, two young speculators, Jay Gould and Jim Fisk, Jr., undertook perhaps the most audacious financial operation in American history – the cornering of the national gold supply. This daring plot came at a time when Wall Street finance displayed all the raw emotion, cynicism, and bravado of a Wild West shootout. The scandal reached the very household of President Ulysses Grant, and only the intervention of their friend, Boss Tweed of Tammany Hall, saved Fisk and Gould from personal ruin.
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“Crammed full with larger-than-life figures and written from the unique perspective of an insider in today’s financial arena.”
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014075756
  • Publisher: Viral History Press LLC
  • Publication date: 1/30/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 358
  • Sales rank: 642,984
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

Kenneth D. Ackerman is also the author of YOUNG J. EDGAR: Hoover and the Red Scare, 1919-1920; BOSS TWEED: The Corrupt Pol who Conceived the Soul of Modern New York, and DARK HORSE: The Surprise Election and Political Murder of President James A. Garfield.
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