ISBN is

978-0-471-21222-5 / 0471212229

Wheels of Fortune: The History of Speculation from Scandal to Respectability

by Geisst, Charles R.

Publisher:Wiley

Edition:Hardcover

Language:English

Prices INCLUDE standard shipping to United States
Show prices without shipping
Change shipping destination
Shipping prices may be approximate. Please verify cost before checkout.

About the book:

An intriguing history of the futures market and speculation
From Jay Gould's attempt to corner the gold market in the 1860s to the Hunt brothers' scandalous efforts to control the silver market in the 1980s, Wheels of Fortune traces the rich, colorful history of the futures market on its quest for respectability and profit. This comprehensive account shows readers why the markets have been grabbing headlines for over 100 years as both respectable economic institutions and hotbeds of gambling activity and scandal. Charles Geisst brings the personalities and strategies behind the futures market and speculation in general to life, against a backdrop of American life that begins prior to the Civil War.

Search under way...

Search complete.

Click on the price to find out more about a book.

New books: 1 - 25 of 45

   

Used books: 1 - 25 of 63