[Download] The Money Men: Capitalism, Democracy, and the Hundred Years' War over the American Dollar By H. W. Brands

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

By: H. W. Brands
Narrated by: Lloyd James
Length: 5 hours
Release date: Nov 1, 2006
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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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