The Money Men: Capitalism, Democracy, and the Hundred Years' War over the American Dollar

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: H. W. Brands

Narrated By: Lloyd James

Publisher: Tantor Media

Date: November 2006

Duration: 5 hours 31 minutes

Summary:

From the first days of the United States, a battle raged over money. On one side were the democrats, who wanted cheap money and feared the concentration of financial interests in the hands of a few. On the other were the capitalists who sought the soundness of a national bank-and the profits that came with it.

In telling this exciting story, H. W. Brands focuses on five "Money Men": Alexander Hamilton, who championed a national bank; Nicholas Biddle, whose run-in with Andrew Jackson led to the bank's demise; Jay Cooke, who financed the Union in the Civil War; Jay Gould, who tried to corner the gold market; and J. P. Morgan, whose position was so commanding that he bailed out the U.S. Treasury.

The Money Men is a riveting narrative, a revealing history of the men who fought over the lifeblood of American commerce and power.

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Money Men: Capitalism, Democracy, and the Hundred Years' War over the American Dollar

by H. W. Brands

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