By Upton Sinclair
A monetary mystery according to the Panic of 1907 via the Pulitzer Prize–winning writer of The Jungle
In 1907 the inventory industry crashed a result of manipulations of a gaggle of robust, prosperous, and unscrupulous males. The repercussions have been felt around the kingdom, taking a devastating toll on millions of small traders and hardworking american citizens. The Moneychangers, written a century earlier than the time period “too large to fail” grew to become a part of the nationwide lexicon, dramatizes the key dealings of the one-percenters who introduced the nationwide economic climate to the edge of collapse.
attorney Allan Montague is at domestic between big apple City’s wealthiest and such a lot influential voters. His place offers him with an insider’s viewpoint at the motivations of the monetary elite—and what he sees isn’t continually beautiful. Now, a small team of very wealthy males intend to take down a rival, no matter if it capacity wiping out the livelihoods and discounts of hundreds of thousands of unsuspecting voters within the procedure. Powerless to prevent the plot, all Montague can do is try and keep the lady he loves from a sad collision of jealousy, avarice, and lust.
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