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Men of Wealth: The Story of Twelve Significant Fortunes from the Renaissance to the Present Day

BooksMarch 24, 2007
The story of great fortunes made by the most notable men of wealth in history: Fugger , Law, Rothschild, Gresham, Owen, Vanderbilt, and all the way through Morgan and Rockefeller.

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The Great American Land Bubble: The Amazing Story of Land-Grabbing, Speculations, and Booms from Colonial Days to the Present Times

BooksAugust 12, 2011
This definitive history of land speculation provides a well-documented but hugely entertaining look at bubbles, bailouts, and land rackets from the Colonial Age through 1932, which is the date when this wonderful book was first published.

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The American Story

BooksMay 27, 2009
Here is Garet Garrett's retelling of American history, with a special focus on the technologies and people behind them that transformed life for average people, along with a relentless and truth-telling story about the rise of the state...

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Early Speculative Bubbles and Increases in the Supply of Money

BooksAugust 19, 2008
This book is the first (and only) book to solve the mystery of the most famous bubble in world history: Tulipmania in 17th century Netherlands.

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The Great Austrian Economists

BooksNovember 22, 2008
This collection presents ideas from the full sweep of this intellectual history, highlighting fifteen thinkers who made the greatest contribution to advancing the Austrian School of economics.

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God's Gold: The Story of Rockefeller and His Times

BooksMarch 9, 2007
John T. Flynn's classic and extraordinary full biography of John D. Rockefeller...

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History of American Socialisms

BooksAugust 4, 2009
It is certainly high time that Socialists should begin to take lessons from experience; and for this purpose, that they should chasten their confidence in flattering theories, and turn their attention to actual events.

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The Forging of American Socialism

BooksJune 16, 2009
At the instigation of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, the headquarters of the first International Workingmen's Association, mortally ill from the wasting disease of Bakunin anarchism, was transferred in 1872 from London to New York, to let it die in peace and obscurity. The communist leaders...

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The Bubble that Broke the World

BooksSeptember 11, 2007
What caused the stock-market crash of 1929 and the Great Depression that followed? This book blows away the conventional interpretations — not only in its contents but that the book exists at all...

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Liberty and the Great Libertarians

BooksFebruary 26, 2008
In 1913, Charles T. Sprading this book of remarkable prescience that anticipated the systematic development of an American libertarian tradition.

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History of Money and Banking in the United States: The Colonial Era to World War II

BooksJuly 20, 2005
Rothbard covers money and banking in the whole of American history, to show that the meltdown of our times is hardly the first.

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A Foreign Policy for Americans

BooksDecember 18, 2007
Written in 1951, Senator Robert Taft argued that the freedom of the people of the United States was — as it is now — in serious danger from the foreign and domestic policies of the political class...

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"Time and Money: The Universals of Macroeconomic Theorizing"

BooksJuly 20, 2005
Professor Roger Garrison is a leader in the field of Austrian macroeconomics, and has had a burning passion for his whole career to present Austrian business cycle theory in terms that mainstream economists can understand and identify. This book represents the culmination of his efforts in that...

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Why American History Is Not What They Say

BooksOctober 24, 2012
Jeff Riggenbach's book is a crash course in revisionist history of the United States. What is revisionism? It is the retelling of history from a point of view that differs from the mainstream, which always treats the victor — the state — as glorious and the conquered —...

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The Transformation of the American Economy, 1865-1914

BooksAugust 19, 2011
The Gilded Age — lasting from 1865 to World War I — was an era of economic growth never before seen in the history of the world. Robert Higgs explains why...

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A Time is Born

BooksJanuary 30, 2007
During an interlude of twenty-one years between two global wars Heaven swung low and then high again.

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The Great Depression

BooksJuly 20, 2005
In 1934, when Lionel Robbins wrote The Great Depression , he was a committed advocate of the Austrian School of economics. This would later change, but in this book he brilliantly applies the Austrian theory of the business cycle to explain the depression—which, he notes, was of unprecedented...

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America's Money Machine: The Story of the Federal Reserve

BooksMay 27, 2009
Groseclose shows that at no time in its history has the Fed actually achieved what it promised: low inflation, economic stability, stable growth, reliable regulation of the banking system.

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Ten Thousand Commandments: A Story of the Antitrust Laws

BooksApril 26, 2009
Moses had nothing on the Supreme Court. He handed down ten commandments. The Supreme Court is handing down ten thousand. And like. the ten that Moses brought down from Mount Sinai, they are nearly all "don'ts."...

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The American Omen

BooksNovember 22, 2007
Originally appeared serially as "The American Book of Wonder" in The Saturday Evening Post ...

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