Dark Genius of Wall Street

Dark Genius of Wall Street

The Misunderstood Life of Jay Gould, King of the Robber Barons

Book - 2005
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Jay Gould was the robber baron's robber baron: the greatest financial and business genius of his time and also the most widely hated. He could go head-to-head with the likes of J. P. Morgan, Cornelius Vanderbilt, and the U.S. Treasury and almost always outsmart them. Gould was the undisputed master of the nation's railroads and telegraph systems at a time when these were the fastest-growing new technologies of the age. His scheme to corner the gold market in 1869 caused the Black Friday panic. He created new ways of manipulating markets, assembling capital and swallowing his competitors. Many of these methods are now standard practice; others were unique to their circumstances and unrepeatab≤ others were among the first practices prohibited by the SEC when it came into being in the 1930s.Acclaimed biographer Edward J. Renehan, Jr., recounts the dazzling life story of a figure whose stature in his era outranks that of Bill Gates, in a time when a "corporate takeover battle" was literally a battle, involving not just lawyers and bankers but the buying and selling of judges and occasional confrontations between gangs of armed thugs. Renehan combines lively anecdotes with the rich social tapestry of the Gilded Age to create the first balanced biography of a man who was undoubtedly the greatest financial genius of his age--and one of the inventors of modern business.
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, c2005
ISBN: 9780465068852
Characteristics: xiii, 352 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm


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The author of that book is challenged to fight, hand to hand combat, to attempt to substantiate his claim of JAY GOULD being a Robber. Let's put it this way, JAY GOULD, GEORGE JAY GOULD, and the rest of my family members can fight through me being their direct, and collateral descendant to whip on Edward J. Renehan, and force an apology. If he had actually done his proper research he wouldn't have made such a mockery of business transactions which he can neither equal nor surpass. Let me know if the challenge is accepted. An open to the public gymnasium, a boxing ring, a match within an octagon. Something contractual.

Apr 25, 2014

Gould once remarked [in quotes] . . . I can hire one-half of the workers in America to murder the other half. [Today, he could probably hire 90% of the workers to kill the remainder!]


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