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Rainbow's End: The Crash of 1929
Contributor(s): Klein, Maury (Author)

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ISBN: 0195158016     ISBN-13: 9780195158014
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
OUR PRICE: $28.86  

Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: May 2003
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Annotation: A compulsively readable history of the stock market crash of 1929 is written by one of America's foremost business historians--the author of "The Life and Legend of Jay Gould." 22 halftones.
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- History | United States - 20th Century
- Business & Economics | Economic History
- Business & Economics | Investments & Securities - General
Dewey: 338.540
LCCN: 2001036069
Physical Information: 0.98" H x 6.4" W x 9.1" (1.15 lbs) 368 pages
Themes:
- Chronological Period - 1920's
- Chronological Period - 20th Century
Features: Bibliography, Illustrated, Index, Price on Product
Review Citations: New York Times 05/18/2003 pg. 40
 
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Publisher Description:
Rainbow's End tells the story of the stock market collapse in a colorful, swift-moving narrative that blends a vivid portrait of the 1920s with an intensely gripping account of Wall Street's greatest catastrophe. The book offers a vibrant picture of a world full of plungers, powerful bankers,
corporate titans, millionaire brokers, and buoyantly optimistic stock market bulls. We meet Sunshine Charley Mitchell, head of the National City Bank, powerful financiers Jack Morgan and Jacob Schiff, Wall Street manipulators such as the legendary Jesse Livermore, and the lavish-living Billy Durant,
founder of General Motors. As Klein follows the careers of these men, he shows us how the financial house of cards gradually grew taller, as the irrational exuberance of an earlier age gripped America and convinced us that the market would continue to rise forever. Then, in October 1929, came a
perfect storm-like convergence of factors that shook Wall Street to its foundations. We relive Black Thursday, when police lined Wall Street, brokers grew hysterical, customers bellowed like lunatics, and the ticker tape fell hours behind.

This compelling history of the Crash--the first to follow the market closely for the two years leading up to the disaster--illuminates a major turning point in our history.

 
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