The Plungers & the Peacocks: 170 Years on Wall Street

The Plungers & the Peacocks: 170 Years on Wall Street

by Dana L Thomas, Dana Lee Thomas
     
 

The Plungers and the Peacocks is an entertaining portrait of the personalities and corporate battles of Wall Street, the most famous financial district in the world. Using interviews with old-timers" who lived through the events of the Street from the 1920s to the 40s and memoirs, and letters, the author has produced a sweeping narrative of the games people played"

Overview

The Plungers and the Peacocks is an entertaining portrait of the personalities and corporate battles of Wall Street, the most famous financial district in the world. Using interviews with old-timers" who lived through the events of the Street from the 1920s to the 40s and memoirs, and letters, the author has produced a sweeping narrative of the games people played" in establishing America's financial center. Dana L. Thomas recounts a roller-coaster ride of excitement and intrigue, from the slave auctions of Captain Kidd to the battle by Robert Young to gain control of the New York Central Railroad.

Editorial Reviews

Mark Skousen
Best history of Wall Street. Absolutely fascinating.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781587991097
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
09/24/2001
Series:
Legends of Commerce Series
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.95(w) x 8.94(h) x 1.02(d)

Meet the Author

Dana L. Thomas was an Associate Editor of Barron's National Business and Financial Weekly. He attended Harvard where he concentrated on history and economics. During the Second World War he served as a news editor and military historian attached to the Third Army of General George S. Patton

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