The Book of Daniel Drew

Cosimo, Inc., 2005 M05 1 - 240 páginas
"He Who Sells What Isn't His'n Must Buy it Back or Go to Pris'n." --"Uncle Dan'l" Drew Long out of print and virtually unavailable for years, THE BOOK OF DANIEL DREW is the irresistible story of a country boy who grew up to become Wall Street's first great speculator. Told for the most part in his own salty language - of his early life as a cattle drover, as a profiteer of "watered" cattle (a scheme he later used in the stock deal in the famed Erie Railroad operation), of his building of a fortune on Wall Street and of his epic struggles with Commodore Vanderbilt including his unholy alliances with Gould, Fisk and Boss Tweed. Originally published in 1910, THE BOOK OF DANIEL DREW is a true classic of the stock market. It's a fascinating look at an era in American financial history whose ethos was "anything goes" and anything did!

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War with Vanderbilt
The Printing Press
Escape to jersey City
Fort Taylor
End of the War and Treaty of Peace
XXVIL Drew Theological Seminary
A Red Letter Day
A Wreck an the Erie v

Pioneer Cattle Driving
Farewell to a Drovers Life
Early Steamboat Days on the Hudson
Commodore Vanderbilt Loses a Steamboat
Wall Street
The Church on Mulberry Street
The Erie Railroad
Gets Control of the Erie
Wall Street in the Civil War
A Visit from Boss Tweed
The Railroad to Harlem
Building of Churches California Parker
Meets Jim Fisk
Trade Secrets
The Lock Up of Greenbacks
Light Women
Golden Wedding
Inside History
XXXVL A Prayer That Went Wrong
Shooting of Fide by Ed Stokes
XXXVm Outwitted by Gould
Panic of 73
The End
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