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The Pursuit of Wealth: The Incredible Story of Money Throughout the Ages of Wealth By Robert Sobel

The Pursuit of Wealth: The Incredible Story of Money Throughout the Ages of Wealth
by Robert Sobel

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The story of investing, from 3000 BC in Mesopotamia to modern-day Wall Street. It examines how people have approached money, risk and investing since the dawn of time and demonstrates that the ability to assess risk and reward has been the key to investment success throughout history.
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The Pursuit of Wealth: The Incredible Story of Money Throughout the Ages of Wealth by Robert Sobel

A story that describes the evolution of investing from 3000 BC in Mesopotamia to modern-day Wall Street. Written by financial historian Robert Sobel, it examines how people have approached money, risk and investing since the dawn of time. It discusses how money evolved through the Middle Ages and Renaissance, and how it played a key role in the exploration and colonization of America. In the second half of the book Sobel focuses on the USA, where he chronicles the dramatic growth of large publicly traded corporations, the rise of Wall Street as a power centre, and the development of today's popular investment philosophies. Throughout the book, Sobel examines investment practices through the prism of risk and reward, demonstrating that the ability to assess accurately risk and reward has been the key to investment success throughout history. There are parallels and lessons for today's investor trying to make sense of the most volatile financial stock market in history.

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About Robert Sobel


Robert Sobel (New York, NY) was a noted financial historian, columnist, and author of numerous books. An award-winning professor of Business History at Hofstra Uniiversity, Sobel was also a popular columnist for Barron's.

Table of Contents


The Ancient World. The Imperial Age of Alexander and Rome. The European Middle Ages: The Birth of a New Economic Age. The Italian Bankers and Their Clients. The Atlantic Age. Europe's American Empires. The English Advantage. The American Paths to Wealth. Industrial Wealth. The Mechanization of Agriculture. Infrastructure and Wealth. Emperor Wheat and King Cotton. Gold, Silver, and the Civil War. The Impact of the Transcontinentals. The Arrival of Big Business. The Government-Industrial Complex, 1914-1929. The Great Bull Market of the 1920s. The Old and the New in Post World War II America. The Revival of the Securities Markets. Creating Wealth During the Great Inflation. The Democratization of Wealth.

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GOR002838432
The Pursuit of Wealth: The Incredible Story of Money Throughout the Ages of Wealth by Robert Sobel
Robert Sobel
Used - Very Good
Hardback
McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
2000-01-01
350
0070596131
9780070596139
N/A
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