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Devil Take the Hindmost: A History of Financial Speculation


Author: Edward Chancellor

Publisher: Farrar, Straus, Giroux

Year Printed: 1999

Edition: First

Printing: First

Condition: Good

eBook: None

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Pages: 386

Height: 9.25 inches

Width: 6.5 inches

Notes: Hard Cover, Dust Jacket

A contributing writer to The Financial Times and The Economist, looks at both the psychological and economic forces that drive people to "bet" their money in markets; how markets are made, unmade, and manipulated; and who wins when speculation runs rampant. Drawing colorfully on the words of such speculators as Sir Isaac Newton, Daniel Defoe, Ivan Boesky, and Hillary Rodham Clinton, Devil Take the Hindmost is part history, part social science, and purely illuminating: an erudite and hugely entertaining book that is more timely today than ever before.