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John Law of Lauriston: Financier and Statesman, Founder of the Bank of France, Originator of the Mississippi Scheme


Author: A.W. Winston- Glynn

Publisher: Newton Page

Year Printed: 2010

Edition: First

Printing: First

Condition: New

eBook: None

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Pages: 182

Height: 8 inches

Width: 5 inches

Notes: Paperback

The true story of a Scottish murderer, philanderer, gambler and abscondee who escaped his condemned cell in London to become the darling of the French economy, John Law of Lauriston is an account of the euphoria and wealth Law created by engineering the first stock market boom, and the despair, poverty and destruction which followed its inevitable crash.