The Great Crash 1929

Author: John Kenneth Galbraith,James K. Galbraith, Professor

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547248165

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 206

View: 8893

Presents a study of the stock market crash of 1929 that reveals the influential role of Wall Street on the economic growth of America.
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The Great Crash 1929

Author: John Kenneth Galbraith

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547575777

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 2381

Of Galbraith's classic examination of the 1929 financial collapse, the Atlantic Monthly said:"Economic writings are seldom notable for their entertainment value, but this book is. Galbraith's prose has grace and wit, and he distills a good deal of sardonic fun from the whopping errors of the nation's oracles and the wondrous antics of the financial community." Now, with the stock market riding historic highs, the celebrated economist returns with new insights on the legacy of our past and the consequences of blind optimism and power plays within the financial community.
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The Great Crash, 1929

Author: John Kenneth Galbraith

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395859995

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 206

View: 4251

A study of the stock market crash of 1929 reveals the influential role of Wall Street on the economic growth of America
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1929

The Year of the Great Crash

Author: William K. Klingaman

Publisher: Harpercollins

ISBN: 9780060160814

Category: History

Page: 393

View: 9301

Captures the drama of the economic climate of 1929, against a backdrop of the world economic and social picture, from the collectivization of Russian peasants to American millworkers striking for the right to unionize
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The Great Crash of 1929

A Reconciliation of Theory and Evidence

Author: A. Kabiri

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137372893

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 236

View: 9408

Understanding the American stock market boom and bust of the 1920s is vital for formulating policies to combat the potentially deleterious effects of busts on the economy. Using new data, Kabiri explains what led to the 1920s stock market boom and 1929 crash and looks at whether 1929 was a bubble or not and whether it could have been anticipated.
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Six Days in October

The Stock Market Crash of 1929; A Wall Street Jour

Author: Karen Blumenthal

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442488913

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

View: 5003

Over six terrifying, desperate days in October 1929, the fabulous fortune that Americans had built in stocks plunged with a fervor never seen before. At first, the drop seemed like a mistake, a mere glitch in the system. But as the decline gathered steam, so did the destruction. Over twenty-five billion dollars in individual wealth was lost, vanished, gone. People watched their dreams fade before their very eyes. Investing in the stock market would never be the same. Here, Wall Street Journal bureau chief Karen Blumenthal chronicles the six-day period that brought the country to its knees, from fascinating tales of key stock-market players, like Michael J. Meehan, an immigrant who started his career hustling cigars outside theaters and helped convince thousands to gamble their hard-earned money as never before, to riveting accounts of the power struggles between Wall Street and Washington, to poignant stories from those who lost their savings—and more—to the allure of stocks and the power of greed. For young readers living in an era of stock-market fascination, this engrossing account explains stock-market fundamentals while bringing to life the darkest days of the mammoth crash of 1929.
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A Rabble of Dead Money

The Great Crash and the Global Depression: 1929–1939

Author: Charles R. Morris

Publisher: PublicAffairs

ISBN: 1610395352

Category: History

Page: 416

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The Great Crash of 1929 profoundly disrupted the United States' confident march toward becoming the world's superpower. The breakneck growth of 1920s America--with its boom in automobiles, electricity, credit lines, radio, and movies--certainly presaged a serious recession by the decade's end, but not a depression. The totality of the collapse shocked the nation, and its duration scarred generations to come. In this lucid and fast-paced account of the cataclysm, award-winning writer Charles R. Morris pulls together the intricate threads of policy, ideology, international hatreds, and sheer individual cantankerousness that finally pushed the world economy over the brink and into a depression. While Morris anchors his narrative in the United States, he also fully investigates the poisonous political atmosphere of postwar Europe to reveal how treacherous the environment of the global economy was. It took heroic financial mismanagement, a glut-induced global collapse in agricultural prices, and a self-inflicted crash in world trade to cause the Great Depression. Deeply researched and vividly told, A Rabble of Dead Money anatomizes history's greatest economic catastrophe--while noting the uncanny echoes for the present.
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A Short History of Financial Euphoria

Author: John Kenneth Galbraith

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 110165080X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 128

View: 8309

The world-renowned economist offers "dourly irreverent analyses of financial debacle from the tulip craze of the seventeenth century to the recent plague of junk bonds."—The Atlantic.
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Essays on the Great Depression

Author: Ben S. Bernanke

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400820278

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 3999

Few periods in history compare to the Great Depression. Stock market crashes, bread lines, bank runs, and wild currency speculation were worldwide phenomena--all occurring with war looming in the background. This period has provided economists with a marvelous laboratory for studying the links between economic policies and institutions and economic performance. Here, Ben Bernanke has gathered together his essays on why the Great Depression was so devastating. This broad view shows us that while the Great Depression was an unparalleled disaster, some economies pulled up faster than others, and some made an opportunity out of it. By comparing and contrasting the economic strategies and statistics of the world's nations as they struggled to survive economically, the fundamental lessons of macroeconomics stand out in bold relief against a background of immense human suffering. The essays in this volume present a uniquely coherent view of the economic causes and worldwide propagation of the depression.
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Lords of Finance

The Bankers Who Broke the World

Author: Liaquat Ahamed

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440697965

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 576

View: 3488

Winner of the 2010 Pulitzer Prize "A magisterial work...You can't help thinking about the economic crisis we're living through now." --The New York Times Book Review It is commonly believed that the Great Depression that began in 1929 resulted from a confluence of events beyond any one person's or government's control. In fact, as Liaquat Ahamed reveals, it was the decisions made by a small number of central bankers that were the primary cause of that economic meltdown, the effects of which set the stage for World War II and reverberated for decades. As yet another period of economic turmoil makes headlines today, Lords of Finance is a potent reminder of the enormous impact that the decisions of central bankers can have, their fallibility, and the terrible human consequences that can result when they are wrong. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Rainbow's End

The Crash of 1929

Author: Maury Klein

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195158016

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 345

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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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The Great Crash

How the Stock Market Crash of 1929 Plunged the World into Depression

Author: Selwyn Parker

Publisher: Piatkus

ISBN: 0748122311

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 7947

This is the story of the financial cataclysm that started with the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929, and set in motion a series of economic, political and social events that affected many millions of people in America, Britain, Europe and Australia. The Crash rolled across the world like a tidal wave, toppling governments, spreading the wave of dictatorships in Italy and Germany, infecting entire industries and plunging millions into unemployment and poverty. By the time it began to lift in 1935, the lives of people in scores of countries had changed forever. Selwyn Parker's book also poses the question: could it happen again?
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The Stock Market Crash of 1929 - Great Depression for Kids - History Book 5th Grade | Children's History

Author: Baby Professor

Publisher: Speedy Publishing LLC

ISBN: 1541922980

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 64

View: 2167

During the Great Depression of 1929, the stock market crashed. Companies closed, people lost their jobs and life just got a lot more difficult. But what is the stock market and why does it play such a big role in the economy? Know the theories and get some concrete examples in the pages of this history book for fifth graders.
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The Great Depression

America 1929-1941

Author: Robert S. McElvaine

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 0307774449

Category: History

Page: 432

View: 2940

One of the classic studies of the Great Depression, featuring a new introduction by the author with insights into the economic crises of 1929 and today. In the twenty-five years since its publication, critics and scholars have praised historian Robert McElvaine’s sweeping and authoritative history of the Great Depression as one of the best and most readable studies of the era. Combining clear-eyed insight into the machinations of politicians and economists who struggled to revive the battered economy, personal stories from the average people who were hardest hit by an economic crisis beyond their control, and an evocative depiction of the popular culture of the decade, McElvaine paints an epic picture of an America brought to its knees—but also brought together by people’s widely shared plight. In a new introduction, McElvaine draws striking parallels between the roots of the Great Depression and the economic meltdown that followed in the wake of the credit crisis of 2008. He also examines the resurgence of anti-regulation free market ideology, beginning in the Reagan era, and argues that some economists and politicians revised history and ignored the lessons of the Depression era. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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The Great Depression

1929-1939

Author: Pierre Berton

Publisher: Anchor Canada

ISBN: 0307374866

Category: History

Page: 560

View: 901

Over 1.5 million Canadians were on relief, one in five was a public dependant, and 70,000 young men travelled like hoboes. Ordinary citizens were rioting in the streets, but their demonstrations met with indifference, and dissidents were jailed. Canada emerged from the Great Depression a different nation. The most searing decade in Canada's history began with the stock market crash of 1929 and ended with the Second World War. With formidable story-telling powers, Berton reconstructs its engrossing events vividly: the Regina Riot, the Great Birth Control Trial, the black blizzards of the dust bowl and the rise of Social Credit. The extraordinary cast of characters includes Prime Minister Mackenzie King, who praised Hitler and Mussolini but thought Winston Churchill "one of the most dangerous men I have ever known"; Maurice Duplessis, who padlocked the homes of private citizens for their political opinions; and Tim Buck, the Communist leader who narrowly escaped murder in Kingston Penitentiary. In this #1 best-selling book, Berton proves that Canada's political leaders failed to take the bold steps necessary to deal with the mass unemployment, drought and despair. A child of the era, he writes passionately of people starving in the midst of plenty. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Gold Diggers of 1929

Canada and the Great Stock Market Crash

Author: George Fetherling

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780470834138

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

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The great stock market Crash of 1929 was a cataclysmic event in the financial world. Over the years, much has been written about this black period in financial history, and references are made to it every time modern-day stock markets tumble. Seventy-five years later, the Crash is still surrounded by its own mythology, and holds a special fascination for both business and general readers. One popular perception is that the Crash of 1929 was a uniquely American event. But even then, the Canadian economy was inextricably linked to the fortunes of its southern neighbour. Gold Diggers of 1929 is the only book to fully explain the ramifications of the Crash north of the border, and to point out that its effects were far more catastrophic and long-lived for the fledgling Canadian economy. It explores the uniquely Canadian cast of characters, economic conditions, causes, and consequences. This re-release of a Canadian classic coincides with the 75th anniversary of the 1929 Crash, as well as the 25th anniversary of the book’s original publication.
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The stock market crash of 1929

Author: Gordon V. Axon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 150

View: 3950

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The causes of the 1929 stock market crash

a speculative orgy or a new era?

Author: Harold Bierman

Publisher: Praeger Pub Text

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 162

View: 9908

Refutes the myth that the stock market was overpriced in 1929 and offers an explanation for the crash with implications for the current era of unparalleled stock market gains.
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Beating the Bear

Lessons from the 1929 Crash Applied to Today's World

Author: Harold Bierman

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: 9780313382147

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 206

View: 2663

This book reexamines the economic crash of 1929 and compares the event to the modern stock market crash of 2008-2009. * A bibliography and index are provided to facilitate further research * Contains practical investment strategies for active financial investors that will help ensure economic survival even in the worst financial conditions
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The Hellhound of Wall Street

How Ferdinand Pecora's Investigation of the Great Crash Forever Changed American Finance

Author: Michael Perino

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101444444

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

View: 889

A gripping account of the underdog Senate lawyer who unmasked the financial wrongdoing that led to the Crash of 1929 and forever changed the relationship between Washington and Wall Street. In The Hellhound of Wall Street, Michael Perino recounts in riveting detail the 1933 hearings that put Wall Street on trial for the Great Crash. Never before in American history had so many financial titans been called to account before the public, and they had come within a few weeks of emerging unscathed. By the time Ferdinand Pecora, a Sicilian immigrant and former New York prosecutor, took over as chief counsel, the investigation had dragged on ineffectively for nearly a year and was universally written off as dead. The Hellhound of Wall Street provides a minute-by-minute account of the ten dramatic days when Pecora turned the hearings around, cross- examining the officers of National City Bank (today's Citigroup), particularly its chairman, Charles Mitchell, one of the best known bankers of his day. Mitchell strode into the hearing room in obvious disdain for the proceedings, but he left utterly disgraced. Pecora's rigorous questioning revealed that City Bank was guilty of shocking financial abuses, from selling worthless bonds to manipulating its stock price. Most offensive of all was the excessive compensation and bonuses awarded to its executives for peddling shoddy securities to the American public. Pecora became an unlikely hero to a beleaguered nation. The man whom the press called "the hellhound of Wall Street" was the son of a struggling factory worker. Precocious and determined, he became one of New York's few Italian American lawyers at a time when Italians were frequently stereotyped as anarchic criminals. The image of an immigrant lawyer challenging a blue-blooded Wall Street tycoon was just one more sign that a fundamental shift was taking place in America. By creating the sensational headlines needed to galvanize public opinion for reform, the Pecora hearings spurred Congress to take unprecedented steps to rein in the freewheeling banking industry and led directly to the New Deal's landmark economic reforms. A gripping courtroom drama with remarkable contemporary relevance, The Hellhound of Wall Street brings to life a crucial turning point in American financial history.
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