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America's Bank: The Epic Struggle to Create the Federal Reserve

Roger Lowenstein

"Illuminates the tumultuous era and remarkable personalities that spurred the unlikely birth of America's modern central bank, the Federal Reserve. Today, the Fed is the bedrock of the financial landscape, yet the fight to create it was so protracted and divisive that it seems a small miracle that it was ever established"--Dust jacket flap.


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Book Information

Publisher: Penguin Press
Publish Date: 10/20/2015
Pages: 368
ISBN-13: 9781594205491
ISBN-10: 1594205493
Language: English

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October 22, 2015

Roger Lowenstein has written a brilliant book on the founding of the Federal Reserve that informs and echoes the issues and arguments of today. READ FULL DESCRIPTION

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The struggle to create the Federal Reserve System in 1913 now seems a harbinger of the continued discussion around present-day banking regulations. In America’s Bank, renowned financial journalist Lowenstein illuminates a period of great transformation and brings to life the key figures that helped lay the foundation for the U.S. financial industry. Readers are sure to be mesmerized by the book’s gripping depiction of the founding of the Fed.

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