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Kit Carson's Autobiography

by Kit Carson Milo Milton Quaife

"Notice is hereby given to all persons, that Christopher Carson, a boy about 16 years old, small of his age, but thick-set; light hair, ran away from the subscriber, living in Franklin, Howard County, Missouri, to whom he had been bound to learn the saddler's trade. . . . One cent reward will be given to any person who will bring back the said boy.''This notice appeared in the Missouri Intelligencer of October 6, 1826, at about the same time that Kit Carson, in the humble role of "cavvy boy" in Bent's Santa Fé caravan, embarked upon his notable career. Thirty years later, a postgraduate of the University of the Wilderness, and for a decade past a national hero, he was persuaded to dictate to a literate friend his own story of his life to date.The account—as modest and undemonstrative as Carson's feats were remarkable—covers his life as a trapper, Indian fighter, guide, and buffalo hunter up to the fall of 1856. Among the high spots during these years were his trapping expedition to California with Ewing Young (1829–1831), his celebrated duel with Shunar at the Green River rendezvous of 1837, the three expeditions with John C. Frémont (1842, 1843–1844, 1845), his exploits in the Mexican War (l846–1848), and his service as an Indian agent.

Othello: Le More De Venise... (Modern Library Classics)

by William Shakespeare Jonathan Bate Eric Rasmussen

Though this great tragedy of unsurpassed intensity and emotion is played out against Renaissance splendor, its story of the doomed marriage of a Venetian senator’s daughter, Desdemona, to a Moorish general, Othello, is especially relevant to modern audiences. The differences in race and background create an initial tension that allows the horrifyingly envious villain Iago methodically to promote the “green-eyed monster” jealousy, until, in one of the most deeply moving scenes in theatrical history, the noble Moor destroys the woman he loves–only to discover too late that she was innocent.Each Edition Includes:• Comprehensive explanatory notes • Vivid introductions and the most up-to-date scholarship • Clear, modernized spelling and punctuation, enabling contemporary readers to understand the Elizabethan English• Completely updated, detailed bibliographies and performance histories • An interpretive essay on film adaptations of the play, along with an extensive filmography

A Key to Uncle Tom's Cabin: Presenting the Original Facts and Documents Upon Which the Story Is Founded (History Of The United States Ser.)

by Harriet Beecher Stowe

"I highly recommend reading this supplement in conjunction with Ms. Stowe's novel to gain a better understanding of the history of our nation." -- The Literary SouthIn 1852 Harriet Beecher Stowe published Uncle Tom's Cabin, an instant classic that received overwhelming acclaim by Northerners and other abolitionist readers. Southerners, conversely, strongly denied the novel's accuracy. The following year Stowe answered pro-slavery critics with this unique bestseller, a meticulous and thoughtful defense of her work, which cites real-life equivalents to her characters.Southern readers were further incensed by this follow-up volume, their wrath in no small part inflamed by a Yankee woman's presuming to tell men what to think. A critical aspect of Stowe's Key is her critique of the law's support of not only the institution of slavery but also the mistreatment of individual slaves. As in the original novel, her challenge extends beyond slavery to the law itself. American society's first widely read political novel, Uncle Tom's Cabin influenced the development of the nation's literature, particularly in terms of protest writing. This supplement to the novel offers valuable insights into a historical and literary landmark.

La tentación del príncipe

by Sandra Bree

Envidias, celos, falsas apariencias, amor# ¿Podrá Moritz vencer la tentación de ignorar a la única mujer que desea? Annika ha tenido mala suerte. Es hija bastarda de un aristócrata y está encerrada en un tétrico orfanato de Praga. Es una mujer lista y avispada. Ha prometido no casarse nunca. Jamás dejará que un hombre la gobierne. Pero entonces lo conoce a él. Al príncipe Moritz Nikolai Petrov. Un hombre atractivo y seductor. Demasiado fascinante a pesar de sus secretos. Moritz se hace cargo de la tutela de la hija bastarda de su amigo. No es algo que le agrade pues es considerado por todos un irresponsable y egocéntrico. Tampoco quiere renunciar a su vida de damiselas y fiestas. Pero ella es hermosa y atractiva, joven e inocente. Y con su llegada, su vida da un giro inesperado. Ambos deberán aprender a conocerse. Ambos deberán vivir juntos con promesas o sin ellas. Y a un tiempo, tendrán que luchar contra un enemigo que amenaza con empañar su posible felicidad.

The Education of Henry Adams: An Autobiography (The\best Sellers Of 1919 Ser.)

by Henry Adams

The Modern Library's number-one nonfiction book of the twentieth century and winner of the Pulitzer Prize: The acclaimed memoir of a brilliant man reckoning with an era of profound change The great-grandson of President John Adams and the grandson of President John Quincy Adams, Henry Adams possessed one of the most remarkable minds of his generation. Yet he believed himself fundamentally unsuited to the era in which he lived--the tumultuous period between the Civil War and World War I. One of the finest autobiographies ever written, The Education of Henry Adams is a remarkable and uniquely unclassifiable work. Written in third person and originally circulated in a private edition to friends and family only, it recounts Adams's lifelong search for self-knowledge and moral enlightenment and bears witness to some of the most significant developments in American history. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

Great American Lives: The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant, Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie, and The Education of Henry Adams

by Benjamin Franklin Henry Adams Andrew Carnegie Ulysses S Grant

Brilliant, captivating, and unforgettable memoirs from four of the greatest minds in American history. Penned between 1771 and 1790 and published after his death, TheAutobiography of Benjamin Franklin is one of the most acclaimed and widely read personal histories ever written. From his youth as a printer's assistant working for his brother's Boston newspaper through his own publishing, writing, and military careers, his scientific experiments and worldwide travels, his grand triumphs and heartbreaking tragedies, Franklin tells his story with aplomb, bringing to life the flesh-and-blood man behind the American icon. Completed just days before his death, Ulysses S. Grant's Personal Memoirs is a clear and compelling account of his military career, focusing on two great conflicts: the Mexican-American War and the Civil War. Lauded for its crisp and direct prose, Grant's autobiography offers frank insight into everything from the merits of the war with Mexico to the strategies and tactics employed by Union forces against the Confederacy to the poignancy of Grant's meeting with General Lee at Appomattox Court House. Documenting a world of tariffs, insider deals, and Wall Street sharks as well as his stunning rise from bobbin boy to steel baron, The Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie opens a window into the great industrialist's decision-making process. His insights on education, business, and the necessity of giving back for the common good set an inspirational example for aspiring executives and provide a fitting testament to the power of the American dream. The Education of Henry Adams is the Pulitzer Prize-winning memoir of a brilliant man reckoning with an era of profound change. The great-grandson of President John Adams and the grandson of President John Quincy Adams, Henry Adams possessed one of the most remarkable minds of his generation. Yet he believed himself fundamentally unsuited to the era in which he lived--the tumultuous period between the Civil War and World War I. Written in third person, this uniquely unclassifiable autobiography is the Modern Library's number-one nonfiction book of the twentieth century. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

Primitive Culture, Volume II: Researches Into The Development Of Mythology, Philosophy, Religion, Art, And Custom, Volume 2 - Primary Source Edition (Cambridge Library Collection - Anthropology Ser.)

by Edward Burnett Tylor

The first Professor of Anthropology at the University of Oxford, Edward B. Tylor, defined the term "culture" for modern readers in this groundbreaking work. Initially published in 1871, this classic two-volume study explores the full range of learned human behavior patterns in terms of the beliefs, wisdom, laws, artistic achievements, and mores that constitute a society. The formation of anthropology as a scientific discipline began with this work, which continues to exercise a profound influence on anthropologic studies. The shared history of all humans, a common ground that evolved from primitive roots, constitutes the basis for Tylor's model of development. Drawing upon a worldwide variety of beliefs, rituals, and languages, the author illustrates an all-inclusive pattern of progress. His methods inaugurated the use of statistical data in anthropology, a standard procedure today but a landmark for his time. Volume I of Primitive Culture examines social evolution, language, and myth. The focus of this second volume is animism in society, which explores the tremendous diversity of thinking related to the concepts of the soul and religion as well as the marked similarities of spiritual beliefs.

Peter Piper's Practical Principles of Plain and Perfect Pronunciation: A Study in Typography

by Harry Miller Lydenberg Willard Johnson

Andrew Airpump ask'd his Aunt her ailment, Davy Dolldrum dream'd he drove a Dragon, Jumping Jackey jeer'd a Jesting Juggler, and Rory Rumpus rode a raw-bon'd Race-horse among other antics in this antique alphabet of tongue twisters.Originally published in 1836, this charming collection of whimsical rhymes was redesigned 100 years later by some of the twentieth century's most celebrated typographers. The artists volunteered their services and worked independently of each other, resulting in a captivating pastiche in which the verses are rendered in a variety of typefaces and accompanied by woodcuts, line drawings, and other black-and-white illustrations.

Eight Cousins: From The Original Publisher

by Louisa May Alcott

Rose, a shy orphan, blossoms in the company of her spirited relatives when she takes up residence at "The Aunt Hill." This captivating novel by the author of Little Women offers readers of all ages endearing, inspiring stories about growing up, making friends, and facing life with kindness and courage.

Ballerina

by Scarlett Butler

Adéntrate en una historia donde la música clásica se entrelaza con un amor inconmensurable que ni el destino puede romper. Katerina Solokov es una joven que vive para la danza, donde busca lograr su sueño: convertirse en la primera bailarina de una compañía. A pesar del poco amor que siempre le han profesado en su entorno familiar, ha sabido rehacerse y seguir adelante con sus propósitos. Aleksei Ivanov pensó que su carrera como bailarín terminó cuando una lesión se cebó con él. Pasado un tiempo, decide aceptar un puesto de trabajo como coreógrafo en una compañía de fama internacional y desarrollar su talento. Los mundos de ambos colisionarán de forma inesperada y la atracción instantánea que sienten se apoderará de todo lo que les rodea, amenazando con derrumbar los cimientos de aquello que han construido...

The Night Land: A Love Tale (Dover Doomsday Classics)

by William Hope Hodgson

"The Night Land is a tale of the remote future - billions of years after the death of the sun. It is one of the most potent pieces of macabre imagination ever written . . . there is a sense of cosmic alienage, breathless mystery, and terrified expectancy unrivalled in the whole range of literature . . . this fantasy of a night-black, dead planet, with the remains of the human race concentrated in a stupendously vast metal pyramid and besieged by monstrous, hybrid, and altogether unknown forces of darkness, is something that no reader can forget." - H. P. Lovecraft. The tale of a heroic search for life beyond the darkness, this groundbreaking 1912 story was the first work of modern fantasy to feature a dying Earth. The inspiration for countless science fiction, fantasy, and horror novels, the book's legions of fans included Clark Ashton Smith, who remarked that "In all literature, there are few works so sheerly remarkable, so purely creative, as The Night Land."

The Albert Einstein Collection: Essays in Humanism, The Theory of Relativity, and The World As I See It

by Albert Einstein

Three captivating volumes reveal how Einstein viewed both the physical universe and the everyday world in which he lived. A century after his theory of general relativity shook the foundations of the scientific world, Albert Einstein's name is still synonymous with genius. This collection is an introduction to one of the world's greatest minds.Essays in Humanism Nuclear proliferation, Zionism, and the global economy are just a few of the insightful and surprisingly prescient topics scientist Albert Einstein discusses in this volume of collected essays from between 1931 and 1950. With a clear voice and a thoughtful perspective on the effects of science, economics, and politics in daily life, Einstein's essays provide an intriguing view inside the mind of a genius as he addresses the philosophical challenges presented during the turbulence of the Great Depression, World War II, and the dawn of the Cold War.The Theory of Relativity and Other Essays E=mc2 may be Einstein's most well-known contribution to modern science. Now, on the one-hundredth anniversary of the theory of general relativity, discover the thought process behind this famous equation. In this collection of his seven most important essays on physics, Einstein guides his reader through the many layers of scientific theory that formed a starting point for his discoveries. By both supporting and refuting the theories and scientific efforts of his predecessors, he reveals the origins and meaning of such significant topics as physics and reality, the fundamentals of theoretical physics, the common language of science, the laws of science and of ethics, and an elementary derivation of the equivalence of mass and energy. This remarkable collection, authorized by the Albert Einstein archives, allows the non-scientist to understand not only the significance of Einstein's masterpiece, but also the brilliant mind behind it.The World As I See It Authorized by the Albert Einstein Archives, this is a fascinating collection of observations about life, religion, nationalism, and a host of personal topics that engaged the intellect of one of the world's greatest minds. In the aftermath of World War I, Einstein writes about his hopes for the League of Nations, his feelings as a German citizen about the growing anti-Semitism and nationalism of his country, and his opinions about the current affairs of his day. In addition to these political perspectives, The World As I See It reveals the idealistic, spiritual, and witty side of this great intellectual as he approaches topics including "Good and Evil," "Religion and Science," "Active Pacifism," "Christianity and Judaism," and "Minorities." Including letters, speeches, articles and essays written before 1935, this collection offers a complete portrait of Einstein as a humanitarian and as a human being trying to make sense of the changing world around him.This authorized ebook features new introductions by Neil Berger and an illustrated biography of Albert Einstein, which includes rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the Albert Einstein Archives at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Climate of Hope: How Cities, Businesses, and Citizens Can Save the Planet

by Michael Bloomberg Carl Pope

From Mayor Michael Bloomberg and former head of the Sierra Club Carl Pope comes a manifesto on how the benefits of taking action on climate change are concrete, immediate, and immense. They explore climate change solutions that will make the world healthier and more prosperous, aiming to begin a new type of conversation on the issue that will spur bolder action by cities, businesses, and citizens—and even, someday, by Washington."Climate of Hope is an inspiring must read." —Former Vice President Al Gore, Chairman of The Climate Reality Project“Climate change threatens to reshape the future of our world's population centers. Bloomberg and Pope have been leaders on fortifying our cities against this threat, and their book proves that victory is possible—and imperative.” —Leonardo DiCaprio"If Trump is looking for a blueprint, he could not do better than to read a smart new book, Climate of Hope." —Thomas Friedman in The New York Times~The 2016 election left many people who are concerned about the environment fearful that progress on climate change would come screeching to a halt. But not Michael Bloomberg and Carl Pope. Bloomberg, an entrepreneur and former mayor of New York City, and Pope, a lifelong environmental leader, approach climate change from different perspectives, yet they arrive at similar conclusions. Without agreeing on every point, they share a belief that cities, businesses, and citizens can lead—and win—the battle against climate change, no matter which way the political winds in Washington may shift. In Climate of Hope, Bloomberg and Pope offer an optimistic look at the challenge of climate change, the solutions they believe hold the greatest promise, and the practical steps that are necessary to achieve them. Writing from their own experiences, and sharing their own stories from government, business, and advocacy, Bloomberg and Pope provide a road map for tackling the most complicated challenge the world has ever faced. Along the way, they turn the usual way of thinking about climate change on its head: from top down to bottom up, from partisan to pragmatic, from costs to benefits, from tomorrow to today, and from fear to hope.

The World As I See It

by Albert Einstein Neil Berger

A fascinating collection of Einstein's observations about life, religion, nationalism, and a host of personal topics that engaged the genius's intellectIn the aftermath of the First World War, Einstein writes about his hopes for the League of Nations, his feelings as a German citizen about the growing anti-Semitism and nationalism of his country, and his myriad opinions about the current affairs of his day. In addition to these political perspectives, The World As I See It reveals the idealistic, spiritual, and witty side of this great intellectual as he approaches topics including "Good and Evil," "Religion and Science," "Active Pacifism," "Christianity and Judaism," and "Minorities." Including letters, speeches, articles, and essays written before 1935, this collection offers a complete portrait of Einstein as a humanitarian and as a human being trying to make sense of the changing world around him. This authorized Philosophical Library ebook features a new introduction by Neil Berger, PhD, and an illustrated biography of Albert Einstein, which includes rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the Albert Einstein Archives at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Amber Jane Butchart's Fashion Miscellany: An Elegant Collection Of Stories, Quotations, Tips And Trivia From The World Of Style

by Amber Jane Butchart

Styles come and go, but fashion has an enduring appeal, a rich history, and everyday practical relevance for millions. Following the successful formula of PRING'S PHOTOGRAPHER'S MISCELLANY (Ilex, 2011) (and many others), Amber Jane Butchart's collection is the perfect gift read and full of little known facts and stories from the world of fashion and style. Classically typeset, modishly illustrated, and with its own garment label on the front cover, the book is not just a fascinating read, it's a stylish object in its own right. Launched to coincide with New York Fashion Week 2014, this beautifully-packaged book offers a host of new perspectives on a classic subject. Professional fashion expert Amber Jane Butchart casts a quizzical eye over fashion's oddities, revealing the histories of such garments as the Adelaide boot, the origins of many technical terms and a host of entertaining quotes and aphorisms from the field's most colorful names. New line illustrations from Penelope Beech complete the book, making it a feast for the eyes as well as a treat for the stylish soul.

Customer Centricity: Focus on the Right Customers for Strategic Advantage (Wharton Executive Essentials)

by Peter Fader

Not all customers are created equal.Despite what the tired old adage says, the customer is not always right. Not all customers deserve your best efforts: in the world of customer centricity, there are good customers...and then there is pretty much everybody else.Upending some of our most fundamental beliefs, renowned behavioral data expert Peter Fader, Co-Director of The Wharton Customer Analytics Initiative, helps businesses radically rethink how they relate to customers. He provides insights to help you revamp your performance metrics, product development, customer relationship management and organization in order to make sure you focus directly on the needs of your most valuable customers and increase profits for the long term.

Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant: Volumes One and Two (Barnes And Noble Library Of Essential Reading Ser.)

by Ulysses S. Grant

The celebrated remembrances of the man who led the Union to victory during the Civil WarCompleted just days before his death, Grant's Personal Memoirs is a clear and compelling account of his military career, focusing on two great conflicts: the Mexican-American War and the Civil War. Lauded for its crisp and direct prose, Grant's autobiography offers frank insight into everything from the merits of the war with Mexico to the strategies and tactics employed by Union forces against the Confederacy to the poignancy of Grant's meeting with General Lee at Appomattox Court House.Beloved and bestselling since its publication in 1885, Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant is a seminal work of military history and one of the great achievements of American autobiography.This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

Fairyland

by Annie R. Rentoul Grenbry Outhwaite Ida Rentoul Outhwaite

A highly sought-after collectible, Fairyland features the exquisite illustrations of Ida Rentoul Outhwaite, a noted artist of the early 20th century. Outhwaite excelled at the depiction of dainty sprites, and her whimsical visions are highlighted by images of kangaroos, koalas, kookaburras, and other creatures of her native Australia. Her art -- with accompanying verses by her sister, Annie R. Rentoul, and stories by her husband, Grenbry Outhwaite --is populated by princesses, witches, pixies, and other folkloric creatures and abounds in timeless charm. This hardcover edition of Outhwaite's most lavish work features dozens of graceful and imaginative illustrations, including nineteen in full color.

The Principles of Psychology, Vol. 1

by William James

Volume 1 of the famous long course, complete and unabridged. Stream of thought, time perception, memory, experimental methods -- these are only some of the concerns of a work that was years ahead of its time and is still valid, interesting and useful. Total in set: 94 figures.

The Art of Knitting (Dover Knitting, Crochet, Tatting, Lace)

by Butterick Publishing Co. Inc. Dover Publications

Comprehensive in scope and elegant in presentation, this classic Victorian-era volume was the first complete how-to guide to knitting. Originally published by Butterick, the company that later produced Vogue Knitting, it constitutes a fantastic historical document as well as an easy-to-follow guide for knitters at all levels of experience. In addition to basic knitting instructions and a dictionary of stitches, the book offers illustrated patterns for dozens of projects, including sweaters, scarves, hats, and other items for women, men, and children. Starting with a chapter of general directions, the guide presents examples of fancy stitches, including edging designs for mittens and socks, borders for scarves and shawls, and knitted edgings and insertions. Ladies' apparel and accessories include hoods, capes, shawls, jackets, fascinators, leggings, and many other projects. Menswear includes sweaters, belts, scarves, ties, and more. In addition to children's clothing and toys, the book also features patterns for counterpanes, spreads, doilies, mats, and other household articles.

Pharos, the Egyptian: The Classic Mummy Tale of Romance and Revenge (Dover Horror Classics)

by Guy Boothby

"This powerful novel is weird and soul-thrilling." -- The Scotsman. Cyril Forrester, a young Englishman traveling on the Continent, chances to meet a secretive old man and his ward, a lovely young violinist named Valerie. Enthralled by Valerie's beauty and disturbed by the elderly Egyptian's depravity, Forrester follows the couple around Europe. A sinister plot is slowly revealed, in which a mummy's curse threatens to destroy the Western world.Victorian readers had a passion for tales of mystery and intrigue in exotic settings, especially those involving supernatural powers. This ripping yarn was created by one of the era's most popular writers of sensationalistic fiction. Pharos, the Egyptian is thought to have inspired the classic horror film The Mummy, and its gripping, action-packed story remains an enduringly compelling tale.

Franklin Goes to the Hospital, Franklin and the Tooth Fairy, and Finders Keepers for Franklin: Franklin Goes to the Hospital, Franklin and the Tooth Fairy, and Finders Keepers for Franklin (Classic Franklin Stories)

by Paulette Bourgeois Brenda Clark

Franklin Goes to the HospitalIn this Franklin Classic Storybook, our hero goes to the hospital for an operation to repair his broken shell, and everyone thinks he’s being very brave. But Franklin is only pretending to be fearless. He’s worried that his X-rays will show just how frightened he is inside. With the help of Dr. Bear, Franklin learns that even though he’s feeling scared, he can still be brave.Franklin and the Tooth FairyIn this Franklin Classic Storybook, our hero discovers that, unlike most of his friends, he doesn’t have teeth, and worries that he’s missing out on the Tooth Fairy’s magical visits.Finders Keepers for FranklinIn this Franklin Classic Storybook, Franklin is very excited to find a camera. He knows that he should find the owner and return the camera, but his friends tell him “finders keepers!” and soon Franklin gets carried away taking pictures. With his father’s encouragement, Franklin decides to return the camera to its rightful owner—but finding out who the owner is takes some clever sleuthing!

The Going Lean Fieldbook: A Practical Guide to Lean Transformation and Sustainable Success

by Stephen A. Ruffa

In this follow up to his book Going Lean, Ruffa, an aerospace engineer and business consultant, goes beyond the quick fixes of a cookbook approach to offer a fresh look at business conditions, the corporate mindset, and the management framework in complex business environments, revealing the reasons for waste in the first place. The book begins by reviewing the underlying principles of lean dynamics, then uses cases and practical examples from different industries to show how to create a structured approach to integrating lean principles with other approaches, such as Six Sigma. The ideas presented here will help create organizational flow and promote innovation by expanding workers' insight and involvement. Appendices offer a detailed framework for conducting the dynamic value assessment and for constructing the value curve. Ruffa is the winner of the Shingo Prize for Excellence in Manufacturing Research. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)

The Jungle: A Novel (The\best Sellers Of 1906 Ser.)

by Upton Sinclair

The classic protest novel that exposed harsh working conditions and unsanitary practices in the meatpacking industry A slaughterhouse worker from Lithuania, Jurgis Rudkus immigrated to turn-of-the-century Chicago believing that he would find freedom and prosperity. Instead, meager wages and a filthy, dangerous workplace drive him deep into debt and despair. Victimized, abused, and utterly alone, Jurgis and his wife, Ona, face a lifetime of never-ending struggle in a merciless urban jungle. An extraordinary work of fiction based in cold, hard fact, The Jungle is one of the most influential novels ever written. Privately published in 1906, it quickly became an international bestseller, inspiring sweeping and essential changes, including the passage of the Pure Food and Drug Act. Powerful and provocative, poignant and horrifying, The Jungle is Upton Sinclair's masterwork. This ebook has been authorized by the estate of Upton Sinclair.

The Moneychangers: A Novel

by Upton Sinclair

A financial thriller based on the Panic of 1907 by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Jungle In 1907 the stock market crashed as a result of the manipulations of a group of powerful, wealthy, and unscrupulous men. The repercussions were felt across the nation, taking a devastating toll on thousands of small investors and hardworking Americans. The Moneychangers, written a century before the term "too big to fail" became part of the national lexicon, dramatizes the secret dealings of the one-percenters who brought the national economy to the brink of collapse. Lawyer Allan Montague is at home among New York City's wealthiest and most influential citizens. His position provides him with an insider's perspective on the motivations of the financial elite--and what he sees isn't always pretty. Now, a small group of very rich men intend to take down a rival, even if it means wiping out the livelihoods and savings of thousands and thousands of unsuspecting citizens in the process. Powerless to stop the plot, all Montague can do is try to save the woman he loves from a tragic collision of jealousy, avarice, and lust. This ebook has been authorized by the estate of Upton Sinclair.

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