THE GOLD RING: Jim Fisk, Jay Gould, and Black Friday, 1869

THE GOLD RING: Jim Fisk, Jay Gould, and Black Friday, 1869

by Kenneth D. Ackerman
     
 

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… See more details below

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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 Gould from personal ruin.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014075756
Publisher:
Viral History Press LLC
Publication date:
01/30/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
358
File size:
5 MB

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