Fool’s Gold: How the Bold Dream of a Small Tribe at J.P. Morgan Was Corrupted by Wall Street Greed and Unleashed a Catastrophe by Gillian Tett
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Overview: From award-winning Financial Times journalist Gillian Tett, who enraged Wall Street leaders with her newsbreaking warnings of a crisis more than a year ahead of the curve, Fool’s Gold tells the astonishing unknown story at the heart of the 2008 meltdown.
Drawing on exclusive access to J.P. Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon and a tightly bonded team of bankers known on Wall Street as the "Morgan Mafia," as well as in-depth interviews with dozens of other key players, including Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, Tett brings to life in gripping detail how the Morgan team’s bold ideas for a whole new kind of financial alchemy helped to ignite a revolution in banking, and how that revolution escalated wildly out of control.
The deeply reported and lively narrative takes readers behind the scenes, to the inner sanctums of elite finance and to the secretive reaches of what came to be known as the "shadow banking" world. The story begins with the intense Morgan brainstorming session in 1994 beside a pool in Boca Raton, where the team cooked up a dazzling new idea for the exotic financial product known as credit derivatives. That idea would rip around the banking world, catapult Morgan to the top of the turbocharged derivatives trade, and fuel an extraordinary banking boom that seemed to have unleashed banks from ages-old constraints of risk.
Genre: Non-Fiction, Finance
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Rush to Gold: The French and the California Gold Rush, 1848-1854 (The Lamar Series in Western History) by Malcolm J. Rohrbough
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Overview: The California Gold Rush began in 1848 and incited many “wagons west.” However, only half of the 300,000 gold seekers traveled by land. The other half traveled by sea. And it’s the story of this second group that interests Malcolm Rohrbough in his authoritative new book, The Rush to Gold. He examines the California Gold Rush through the eyes of 30,000 French participants. In so doing, he offers a completely original analysis of an important-but previously neglected-chapter in the history of the Gold Rush, which occurred at a time of sweeping changes in France.
Rohrbough is the author of Days of Gold, which is generally accepted as the essential text on the subject. This new book comes out of his extended research in French archives. He is the first to provide an international focus to these pivotal events in mid-nineteenth-century America. The Rush to Gold is an important contribution to the fast-growing field of transnational American history.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History
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Gold Rush Manliness: Race and Gender on the Pacific Slope by Christopher Herbert
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Overview: The mid-nineteenth-century gold rushes bring to mind raucous mining camps and slapped-together cities populated by carousing miners, gamblers, and prostitutes. Yet many of the white men who went to the gold fields were products of the Victorian era: educated men who valued morality and order. Examining the closely linked gold rushes in California and British Columbia, historian Christopher Herbert shows that these men worried about the meaning of their manhood in the near-anarchic, ethnically mixed societies that grew up around the mines. As white gold rushers emigrated west, they encountered a wide range of people they considered inferior and potentially dangerous to white dominance, including Latin American, Chinese, and Indigenous peoples.
The way that white miners interacted with these groups reflected their conceptions of race and morality, as well as the distinct political principles and strategies of the US and British colonial governments. The white miners were accustomed to white male domination, and their anxiety to continue it played a central role in the construction of colonial regimes. In addition to renovating traditional understandings of the Pacific Slope gold rushes, Herbert argues that historians understanding of white manliness has been too fixated on the eastern United States and Britain. In the nineteenth century, popular attention largely focused on the West. It was in the gold fields and the cities they spawned that new ideas of white manliness emerged, prefiguring transformations elsewhere.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History
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Alabama Gold: A History of the South’s Last Mother Lode by Peggy Jackson Walls
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Overview: Gold rushes in Cleburne and Tallapoosa Counties attracted thousands of miners years before California’s famous strike. In 1936, production at the Hog Mountain mine caused Alabama to be recognized as the top producer in the Appalachian states. In Hog Mountain’s heyday, a local German settler discovered the precious metal while digging a wine cellar. In Log Pit, unscrupulous speculators "shot" ore into rock crevices and "salted" nuggets on land to enhance its sale value. A Cleburne County miner cleaned over eleven pounds of gold and was killed in a "free fight" all in one day. Join author Peggy Jackson Walls as she traces a century of gold mining in Alabama.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History
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It’s Christmas in Gold Valley, and this wounded widower is ready to get every other shot at love..
Grant Dodge did not look forward to finding a girl drowsing in an deserted cabin on his circle of relatives ranch. Or to seek out her so intriguing. Unlike each different girl on the town, McKenna Tate does not know Grant’s a widower. There’s no pity within the seems she offers him. McKenna needs him, and Grant has forgotten what it is love to really feel like a person. A no-strings fling for Christmas could be the type of vacation cheer Grant wishes….
With just a suitcase to her title, McKenna got here to Gold Valley to confront her beginning father. She did not plan to paintings on the Dodge ranch or fall for the beautiful cowboy who assists in keeping his center roped off. But there is no denying the best way their damaged items have compatibility in combination. Hope introduced her to Gold Valley – however will or not it’s the present that might in spite of everything heal Grant, in addition to McKenna’s personal wounded center?
Also features a bonus Gold Valley novella, Snowed in with the Cowboy!
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File Size: 779.nine MB
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Cleaning the Gold by means of Karin Slaughter, Lee Child (A Jack Reacher and Will Trent Short Story)
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Overview: The new brief tale from Karin Slaughter and Lee Child!
Twice the motion.
Twice the drama.
Double the difficulty.
Will Trent is undercover at Fort Knox. His task: to research a 22-year-old homicide. His suspect’s title: Jack Reacher.
Jack Reacher is in Fort Knox on his personal challenge: to deliver down a deadly legal ring working on the middle of America’s army. Except now Will Trent is at the scene.
But there is a larger conspiracy at play – one who neither the particular agent nor the ex-military cop can have expected. And the best choice is for Jack Reacher and Will Trent to workforce up and play well. If they may be able to….
Genre: Audiobooks > Fiction > Mysteries & Thrillers
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Cross Stitch Gold – Issue 154, March 2019
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Overview: Cross Stitch Gold magazine is the ultimate collection of cross stitch designs for experienced stitchers that will keep you stitching for weeks. Every issue showcases the projects of the highest quality from the best designers around the world, as well as inspiring reader stories, fantastic competitions and luxury stitching buys.
Genre: Magazines & Newspapers
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