Wall Street: A History
This updated edition covers the slow recovery following the lowest points of the Great Recession and the tensions of regulation. Geisst illustrates the cyclical nature of Wall Street as recent crises are strikingly reminiscent of past economic failings. As Wall Street and America have changed irrevocably after the crisis, Charles R. Geisst offers the definitive chronicle of the relationship between the two, and the challenges and successes it has fostered that have shaped our history.
"A thorough retelling of a critical-though often overlooked-aspect of U.S. history. Wall Street will be enjoyed not just by the warriors who work there but also by the growing legions of Main Street investors whose retirements depend on the fortunes of the stock market."- The Wall Street Journal
About the Author
Charles R. Geisst is Ambassador Charles A. Gargano Professor of Finance at Manhattan College and a former investment banker. He is the author of 19 other books, including most recently Loan Sharks: The Birth of Predatory Lending.