Rainbow's End: The Crash of 1929

Rainbow s End The Crash of Rainbow s End tells the story of the stock market collapse in a colorful swift moving narrative that blends a vivid portrait of the s with an intensely gripping account of Wall Street s greatest

  • Title: Rainbow's End: The Crash of 1929
  • Author: Maury Klein
  • ISBN: 9780195158014
  • Page: 409
  • Format: Paperback
  • Rainbow s End tells the story of the stock market collapse in a colorful, swift moving narrative that blends a vivid portrait of the 1920s with an intensely gripping account of Wall Street s greatest catastrophe The book offers a vibrant picture of a world full of plungers, powerful bankers, corporate titans, millionaire brokers, and buoyantly optimistic stock market bullRainbow s End tells the story of the stock market collapse in a colorful, swift moving narrative that blends a vivid portrait of the 1920s with an intensely gripping account of Wall Street s greatest catastrophe The book offers a vibrant picture of a world full of plungers, powerful bankers, corporate titans, millionaire brokers, and buoyantly optimistic stock market bulls We meet Sunshine Charley Mitchell, head of the National City Bank, powerful financiers Jack Morgan and Jacob Schiff, Wall Street manipulators such as the legendary Jesse Liver, and the lavish living Billy Durant, founder of General Motors As Klein follows the careers of these men, he shows us how the financial house of cards gradually grew taller, as the irrational exuberance of an earlier age gripped America and convinced us that the market would continue to rise forever Then, in October 1929, came a perfect storm like convergence of factors that shook Wall Street to its foundations We relive Black Thursday, when police lined Wall Street, brokers grew hysterical, customers bellowed like lunatics, and the ticker tape fell hours behind.This compelling history of the Crash the first to follow the market closely for the two years leading up to the disaster illuminates a major turning point in our history.

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    1. This didn't really answer any questions so much as give a rundown of what happened during the Crash. I learned a lot of things that I didn't know before, but I didn't necessarily learn the things I wanted to. The one unsettling thing that I definitely did pick up is that this could definitely happen again. Creepy.

    2. A book everyone should read. It outlines how Black Tuesday happened and how the market fell causing one of the longest and deepest market Depressions in American history. It is also a great precautionary history of what could happen again to the World Economy if the current administration continues to dismantle the safety net and regulations in place.It is a compelling read of how everyone was encouraged to invest in Wall Street as the market kept rising then when a correction occurred it scared [...]

    3. The amazing lesson from this depression is that no one knows much about the real causes and effect of ANYTHING." -- W. W. Kiplinger (1929)What caused the Great Crash of 1929? That's what I've been trying to figure out the last few weeks. Stocks were over valued, but there wasn't a typical bubble that suddenly burst sending the markets spiraling downward. Certainly fear turned to panic selling forced the markets abruptly down during the last weeks of October. But what triggered the first massive [...]

    4. At Rainbow's End provides a succinct yet through look at the Great Depression and how it changed life in America. By tracking the propensities of the 1920s and the rise of consumer culture the reader gets a clear picture of the investment frenzy that gripped the nation. The over valuation of stocks and the financial crisis is clearly laid out in laymen's terms with an overview for those who want the technical financial explanation. It tracks interesting vignettes and mini biographies of major pl [...]

    5. Like another reviewer said, "This didn't really answer any questions so much as give a rundown of what happened during the Crash. I learned a lot of things that I didn't know before, but I didn't necessarily learn the things I wanted to." I liked the details of the different key players (the wealthy and powerful people of the day). I was amazed to learn how people went crazy over property in Florida, over stocks, over anything that might bring instant wealth. The thing I wanted to know was how t [...]

    6. Fortunes made and lostWe have all heard the story of the stock market crash of 1929 but few as myself never knew who all the major players were and certain events that helped bring on the inevitable crash. I learned so much about those powerful holders of mass wealth and there businesses that I never knew of before reading the book. It's a very good historical look into a time gone by with a underlying message of no matter how wealthy one is it can all be lost almost overnight.

    7. History. I thoroughly enjoyed every page of this book. Klein paints the most compelling picture yet of the stock-market crash of 1929. Klein tells the story of the crash clearly and well, with some especially good pen portraits of characters such as Tomas Lamont, Jesse Livermore, Charley Mitchell and Albert Wiggin.

    8. Great book that does a great job explaining WHY the Depression happened, and not just what happened. I have read quite a bit on this topic, but Klein's information and presentation make this one of the better books on a topic that is often misunderstood.

    9. Pretty interesting book on the build-up and event of the crash. Really mainly a narrative of the political and business leaders of the late '20s, not as much an explanation of the crash, which is what I was hoping for.

    10. great book - interesting characters from a long gone time that carries erie parallels to the great stock market frenzy of the late 90's early 2000's.

    11. Excellent book that explains the events surrounding the crash of 1929 that led up to the Great Depression.

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