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Wall Street: A History Paperback – April 8, 2004

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ISBN-13: 978-0195170603 ISBN-10: 0195170601 Edition: Revised

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Praise for the first edition:
"A thorough retelling of a critical--though often overlooked--aspect of U.S. history."--The Wall Street Journal


"A quick-reading history of the United States as told through the doings of bankers and brokers."--The Washington Post


"Geisst has produced a sweeping history of Wall Street, from its inception as an outdoor market to its current status of global financial center.... This lively narrative is a good survey of American economic history that puts Wall Street at the forefront."--History


"An important and entertaining commentary for anyone interested in understanding the role of Wall Street in the development of the U.S. into an economic superpower."--James R. Barth, Lowder Eminent Scholar in Finance, Auburn University


About the Author

Charles R. Geisst is Professor of Finance in the School of Business, Manhattan College, and author of Wheels of Fortune and Deals of the Century.
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  • Paperback: 488 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; Revised edition (April 8, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0195170601
  • ISBN-13: 978-0195170603
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 1.3 x 6.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,254,601 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Rolf Dobelli HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWER on July 4, 2006
Format: Paperback
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.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By MedStudent on September 7, 2008
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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.
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Wall Street: A History- gives an interesting over view of US History via what was occurring in Wall Street since the founding of the country. It gives valuable insight into some of the major economic debates through the last two hundred years and the valuable commentary and perspectives as vocalized by industry, financiers and politicians. I bought this book I believe pre-financial crisis but finally got around to it and am glad that I did as by rereading history it becomes quickly apparent the debates of today have happened in the past in similar form (unsurprisingly).

The book starts out with the very beginnings of Wall Street and the exchange mechanisms developed when markets were in their true infancy stage. The author discusses the issues the early country faced with respect to a central monetary authority and how populist Jackson did not want financial control within the hands of an elite. An issue that pops up constantly in finance irrespective of era. The ability to control money supply is a power that was recognized extremely early as an extreme privilege by democrats that was a corrupting factor in the economy, simultaneously though not having a central money authorities left the economy at the whim of the psychology that led to cyclical abundance and scarcity of money which led to more frequent recessions. The view of banking and economics through the eyes of Wall street was very interesting. The author moves on to the early days of Vanderbilt, Jay Gould and Jay Cooke. The famous and infamous financiers of the mid 19th century all are colorful and the most early forms of mass distribution of securities and market manipulation are shown clearly by example by the author.
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1 of 23 people found the following review helpful By K. Majarrez on October 24, 2008
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The book provides some insight into forgotten economic events, but I'll bet the author didn't believe Lehman would fail, nor the "panic" that since has transpired in America.
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