The Money Men by H. W. Brands audiobook

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

By H. W. Brands
Read by Lloyd James

Tantor Audio 9780393330502

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200146598

  • ISBN: 9798200146581

  • ISBN: 9798200146604

Runtime: 5.51 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/History
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

[Lloyd James is] always easy to listen to, bringing history alive as stories while avoiding melodrama and making sure the facts come across. AudioFile
“With dramatic stories like that of Jay Gould’s manipulation of the gold market, Lloyd James gets to do more than recite facts. He’s always easy to listen to, bringing history alive as stories while avoiding melodrama and making sure the facts come across.” AudioFile
“Brands, historian and author, identifies five Americans who played critical roles in America’s formation of a monetary system and hence the history of this country from 1776 until the eve of World War I.” Booklist

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Author Bio: H. W. Brands

Author Bio: H. W. Brands

H. W. Brands has written more than a dozen biographies and histories, including the The General vs. the President, a New York Times bestseller. Two of his biographies, The First American and Traitor to His Class, were finalists for the Pulitzer Prize. He holds the Jack S. Blanton Sr. Chair in History at the University of Texas at Austin.

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Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 5.51
Audience: Adult
Language: English