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  • Morgan: American Financier | Jean Strouse

    Morgan: American Financier

    • UNABRIDGED (43 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Jean Strouse
    • Narrated By Nelson Runger
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    In Morgan, noted biographer Jean Strouse creates the first complete portrait of a man who defined American commerce and banking. Contemporaries described J. Pierpoint Morgan as “the financial Moses of the New World.” She shows J.Pierpoint Morgan in the full context of his childhood and health, travels and tastes, personal affairs and business relationships. And through Nelson Runger’s thoughtful narration, this accessible biography becomes a fascinating audio production.

    Robert says: "Surprisingly accessible, make the man human"
  • The Financier | Theodore Dreiser

    The Financier

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Theodore Dreiser
    • Narrated By Flo Gibson
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    This powerful novel explores the dynamics of the financial world during the Civil War and after the stock market panic caused by the Chicago fire. Frank Cowperwood, a ruthlessly domineering wheeler-dealer, experiences both the heights and the depths of the financial world, always with his loving mistress championing his every move.

    Amazon Customer says: "Do read"
  • High Financier: The Lives and Time of Siegmund Warburg | Niall Ferguson

    High Financier: The Lives and Time of Siegmund Warburg

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Niall Ferguson
    • Narrated By James Langton
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    In this groundbreaking new biography, based on more than 10,000 hitherto unavailable letters and diary entries, best-selling author Niall Ferguson returns to his roots as a financial historian to tell the story of Siegmund Warburg, an extraordinary man whose austere philosophy of finance offers much insight today.

    PHIL says: "A gem, if you are interested in these topics"
  • The Financier | Theodore Dreiser

    The Financier

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Theodore Dreiser
    • Narrated By Geoffrey Blaisdell
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    The first in a "trilogy of desire", The Financier tells the story of the ruthlessly dominating broker Frank Cowperwood as he climbs the ladder of success, his adoring mistress championing his every move. Based on the life of flamboyant finance captain C. T. Yerkes, Theodore Dreiser's cutting portrayal of the unscrupulous magnate Cowperwood embodies the idea that behind every great fortune there is a crime.

    Peter says: "Outstanding classic, great narrator"
  • Dynasties of the Sea: The Shipowners and Financiers Who Expanded the Era of Free Trade | Lori Ann LaRocco

    Dynasties of the Sea: The Shipowners and Financiers Who Expanded the Era of Free Trade

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Lori Ann LaRocco
    • Narrated By Kitty Hendrix
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    Dynasties of the Sea is the first audiobook to examine one of the most powerful forces in global trade and economic development: world shipping and the magnates who drive the industry. Operating from Monaco to Hong Kong, London to Athens, Singapore to Oslo, shipowners and their financiers have changed the world in every way.

    Robert says: "The Industry King of Free Trade"
  • Les produits financiers dérivés | Didier Marteau

    Les produits financiers dérivés

    • ORIGINAL (53 mins)
    • By Didier Marteau
    • Narrated By Didier Marteau
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    Les produits financiers dérivés ont été créés dans les années 1970 dans un contexte doublement troublé sur le plan économique. En 1971 tout d'abord la dénonciation des accords de Bretton Woods par l'administration Nixon inaugure une ère de flottement général des devises les unes par rapport aux autres. Deux ans plus tard le choc pétrolier de 1973 provoque une forte reprise de l'inflation.

  • Mellon: An American Life | David Cannadine

    Mellon: An American Life

    • UNABRIDGED (36 hrs and 1 min)
    • By David Cannadine
    • Narrated By John H. Mayer
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    A landmark work from one of the preeminent historians of our time: the first published biography of Andrew W. Mellon, the American colossus who bestrode the worlds of industry, government, and philanthropy, leaving his transformative stamp on each. Following a boyhood in 19th-century Pittsburgh, during which he learned from his Scotch-Irish immigrant father the lessons of self-sufficiency and wealth accumulation, Andrew Mellon overcame painful shyness to become one of America's greatest financiers.

    IRP says: "Fascinating and Detailed Biography"
  • Mellon: An American Life | David Cannadine

    Mellon: An American Life

    • ABRIDGED (10 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By David Cannadine
    • Narrated By John H. Mayer
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    A landmark work from one of the preeminent historians of our time: the first published biography of Andrew W. Mellon, the American colossus who bestrode the worlds of industry, government, and philanthropy, leaving his transformative stamp on each. Following a boyhood in 19th-century Pittsburgh, during which he learned from his Scotch-Irish immigrant father the lessons of self-sufficiency and wealth accumulation, Andrew Mellon overcame painful shyness to become one of America's greatest financiers.

    Janice says: "Money and Mucked up Marriage in the Gilded Age"
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