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The Money Men by H.W. Brands
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May 31, 2010

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bookshelves: 19th-century-american-history, 20th-century-american-history
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Profiles of five important figures in American monetary history. Book has sort of a jumbleed feel to it with some interesting stories but overall, not one of Brands' best efforts.

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06/26/2010 page 31
06/27/2010 page 58
26.0% "first chapter is on Alexander Hamilton and does good summary of his importance to the American financial system and national bank and debt."
06/28/2010 page 108
48.0% "chapter 2 is on Nicholas Biddle (I liked how a fleeing Aaron Burr spent a night at the Biddle House)"

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