Lore and Legends of Wall Street

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Lore and Legends of Wall Street by Robert Sharp 

This is the story of Wall Street...the events that shaped it and the characters that made and lost fortunes here. A collection of 50 vignettes of market history that span 450 years, from 1553 to the present day! Sharp's research into historical characters like Jay Gould, Cornelius Vanderbilt, Jesse Livermore, B. Baruch, Hetty Green, (the witch of Wall Street), Jim Fisk, H.L. and Bunker Hunt, Warren Buffet, John Templeton Bet A Million Gates, and many others provide drama, and unique insights into the people behind the names. A must for market history buffs.

Table of Contents

Part 1: THE COLONIAL PERIOD (1553-1720)

*The Merchant Adventurers (1553) * Blue Chips in a Golden Age (1602) * Manhattan: The Place Where we All Got Drunk (1609) *Finance by Lottery (1612) * Tiger Bones (1613) * The Short Sale of Manhattan (1626) * Tulipmania (1637) * Colonial Currency (1650) * Pegleg's Palisade (1653) * The Great Wampum Corner (1666) * Thte Mississippi Company (1719) * South Sea Bubbles (1720)

Part 2: BIRTH OF A NATION (1776-1835)

* Financier of the Revolution (1776) * Father of His Country (1789) * Alexander Hamilton's Stocks (1790) * The Big Board and the Buttonwood Tree (1792) * Burr's Waterworks and Bank (1799) * The Landlord of New York (1801) * Other People's Money (OPM) (1809) * WateredStock (1819) * Morrison Kennel (1835)

Part 3: THE GILDED AGE (1848-1872)

*Bulls and Bears (1848) * Chicken Mania ( 1853) The First Bear on Wall Street (1857) * The Commodore's Corners (1863) * Scarlet Lady of Wall Street (1868) * Jubilee Jim (1868) * Jay Gould's Gold (1869) * His Touch Was Death (1869) * Where are the Customers' yachts? (1870) * The Silver Fox (1872)

Part 4: THE MONEY GAME (1875-1901)

*The Specialist (1875) * The General's Last Battle (1884) * * The Witch of Wall Street (1884) * The Scribblers (1889) * The Money King (1891) * The Bucket Shop (1892) * The Northern Pacific Corner (1901) * Big Steel (1901) * Barbed Wire and Bet-a-Million (1901)

Part 5: THE GLOBAL STREET (1907-1939)

* The Grain Aphis (1907) * Common Stocks for the Common Man (1915) * Lord of the Currency (1919) * Bombing the Street (1920) * The Kerb (1921) * Come to Florida (1925) * Bernie Makes the Double-Finesse (1929) * Out of the Ashes (1929) * Crash (1929) * Systematic-the Templeton Way (1939)

Part 6: THE COMPUTER AGE (1949--)

* The Intelligent Investor (1949) * Wall Street's Alchemists (1953) * A Bell, a Rose, and Telephone (1957) * Silver Bulls (1979) * The Day the Computer Ran Away (1987)

Hardcover: 246 pages

Publisher: Traders Press, Inc. (1989)

ISBN-13: 978-1556231513 
 
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