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Towers of Gold: How One Jewish Immigrant Named Isaias Hellman Created California by [Dinkelspiel, Frances]

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Hellman was California’s premier financier in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, a man whose financial acumen catapulted the state into the modern era and laid the groundwork for one of the world’s most dynamic economies. Bankers such as Hellman were the men who smoothed the rough edges of the economy. They offered credit and invested in companies. Dinkelspiel, Hellman’s great-great-granddaughter, posits that during financial panics—which happened about every 10 years in the nineteenth century—bankers provided stability. Hellman was both a builder and financier, a major investor and promoter of eight industries that shaped California—banking, transportation, education, land development, water, electricity, oil, and wine. At the height of his power, at the end of the first decade of the twentieth century, he controlled more than $100 million in capital, equivalent to $38 billion in 2006. --George Cohen

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  • File Size: 905 KB
  • Print Length: 382 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press; 1 edition (January 5, 2010)
  • Publication Date: January 5, 2010
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003CI90OE
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