The Moneychangers (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

The Moneychangers (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

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by Upton Sinclair
     
 

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The world is thrown into financial chaos by the ruthless manipulators of Wall Street. Businessmen create shell companies to bankrupt a rival trust, and the ripple effects include a stock-market crash, a bank run, and thousands out of work. It all traces back to the arrival of a new southern young lady named Lucy.

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The world is thrown into financial chaos by the ruthless manipulators of Wall Street. Businessmen create shell companies to bankrupt a rival trust, and the ripple effects include a stock-market crash, a bank run, and thousands out of work. It all traces back to the arrival of a new southern young lady named Lucy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781411444805
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
03/01/2011
Series:
Barnes & Noble Digital Library
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
316
Sales rank:
270,359
File size:
269 KB

Meet the Author


Upton Sinclair (1878-1968) is best remembered for The Jungle (1906), his fictionalized exposé of the unsanitary and unfair working conditions that characterized the U.S. meatpacking industry. He won a Pulitzer-Price in 1943. A lifelong progressive, he ran for the governor of California in 1934.

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The Moneychangers (Large Print Edition) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
OceanTraveler More than 1 year ago
The Money Changers by Upton Sinclair It is hard to believe that this book was written over 100 years ago even prior to the 1929 crash. How very poignant that many of the shenanigans pulled prior to the regulations placed on banks after the crash of 1929 were so highlighted in this book. And how after the removal of many of those regulations the banks began the reckless behavior that brought about the current banking bailouts of 2008! This entertaining story with all the entrapments of society and life of 1908 is eye opening. I highly recommend it for book clubs - you will be amazed at the discussion it brings out. I can only imagine many a professors and/or teachers pulling out their old copy's to add to their reading lists. Some of the most unimaginable parts (the wire tapping, private eye investigations, cleaning people paid to collect garbage, etc) and many other researching techniques used today were in use then! The journalist in the story tells of how story after story are quashed by the monied and powerful which is so uncannily linked to today's TV news, it is frightening. Storyline after storyline mirror society today I can't imagine anyone not being able to relate to some part of this story, which made one of the most enjoyable reads.