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Wall Street: A History: From Its Beginnings to the Fall of Enron
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0195170601
ISBN-13: 9780195170603
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: March, 2004
Length: 488 Pages
Weight: 1.41 pounds
Dimensions: 9.06 X 6.06 X 1.18 inches
Language: English

Wall Street: A History: From Its Beginnings to the Fall of Enron

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In the seven years since the publication of the first edition of Wall Street, America's financial industry has undergone a series of wrenching events that have dramatically changed the nation's economic landscape. The bull market of the 1990's came to a close, ushering in the end of the dot com boom, a record number of mergers oc...
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  Good overview of Wall Street

Mark Twain said that history doesnt repeat itself but it does rhyme. Read this book and learn about the past market panics and irrational exuberances. The early history is kind of dry but things get pretty interesting once you break into the 20th century. What stands out although it is not surprising is how the public makes the same mistakes over and over again. I guess one can only describe it as the extraordinary delusion of crowds.
  Comprehensive book on the history of Wall Street

This comprehensive book provides a wealth of detail about the origins and history of the financial institutions, private and public, that underpin Wall Street and the economy of the United States - and therefore, to an extent, much of the rest of the world. Author Charles R. Geisst presents a detailed discussion of the contest between the forces of libertarianism and regulation. Detail is both the strength and the weakness of this book. Often, the author has trouble organizing it all, and the book would have benefited from a stricter editor to help distill the "story" in this history. Despite such problems, however, the factual basis is rich and intriguing. We believe that readers interested in U.S. financial history, especially those in the investment and financial services industries, will want to read this book.