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Geisst, Charles R.

Overview
Works: 37 works in 351 publications in 7 languages and 17,191 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Encyclopedias 
Roles: Author
Classifications: HG4572, 332.64273
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Most widely held works by Charles R Geisst
Wall Street : a history by Charles R Geisst( Book )

47 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,067 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles two hundred years in the history of Wall Street, from the post-Revolutionary War era to the late twentieth century, emphasizing the events and personalities that have given the market its unique character, and discussing the power it wields in the world's economies
Collateral damaged : the marketing of consumer debt to America by Charles R Geisst( Book )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 1,132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Collateral Damaged explains how America had turned from a nation of savers into a nation of consumers addicted to debt. Wall Street then used that addiction to create "toxic securities" that threaten to bring about the collapse of the global economy. How can America get its fiscal house in order again?"--Provided by publisher
Monopolies in America : empire builders and their enemies, from Jay Gould to Bill Gates by Charles R Geisst( Book )

19 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,040 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the rise of monopolies from the railroad era to today's computer empires. The history of monopolies has been dominated by strong and charismatic personalities--this work tells the stories behind the individuals--from John D. Rockefeller and Andrew Carnegie to Harold Geneen and Bill Gates--who forged these empires with genius, luck, and an often ruthless disregard for fair competition. He also analyzes the viewpoints of their equally colorful critics, from Louis Brandeis to Ralph Nader. Charting the growth of big business in the United States, Geisst reaches the startling conclusion that the mega-mergers that have dominated Wall Street headlines for the past fifteen years are not simply a trend, but a natural consequence of American capitalism.--From publisher description
A guide to the financial markets by Charles R Geisst( Book )

30 editions published between 1982 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

100 years of Wall Street by Charles R Geisst( Book )

15 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a history of Wall Street in the 20th century
The last partnerships : inside the great Wall Street money dynasties by Charles R Geisst( Book )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Last Partnerships presents a panoramic history of America's great financial houses - from the lotteries and Yankee Bankers of the early 1800s through the IPOs and mergers of the late 20th century. No other book has examined these American financial legends in such intimate detail."--Jacket
Deals of the century : Wall Street, mergers, and the making of modern America by Charles R Geisst( Book )

9 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Decade by decade, you'll be introduced to the personalities behind each event, as industries are built, dismantled, and reorganized by "professionals" driven mainly by the profits extracted from the deals themselves more than by the long-term effects."--Jacket
Wall Street : a history : from its beginnings to the fall of Enron by Charles R Geisst( Book )

18 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the seven years since the publication of the first edition of Wall Street, America's financial industry has undergone a series of wrenching events that have dramatically changed the nation's economic landscape. The bull market of the 1990s came to a close, ushering in the end of the dot-com boom, a record number of mergers occurred, and accounting scandals in companies like Enron and WorldCom shook the financial industry to its core." "In this wide-ranging volume, financial historian Charles R. Geisst provides the first history of Wall Street, explaining how a small, concentrated pocket of lower Manhattan came to have such enormous influence in national and world affairs. In this updated edition, Geisst sums up the recent turbulence that has threatened America's financial industry. He shows how in 1997 thirty NASDAQ market-makers paid a record $1.3 billion fine for price irregularities in stocks. He makes sense of the closing of the bull market, and explains a major change in the accounting rules for mergers that caused monumental losses for companies like AOL Time Warner. He recounts how in the aftermath of the speculative fever that swept Wall Street in the 1990s, the scandals at Enron, Tyco, Worldcom, and Conseco represent a last gasp of mergermania and a fallout from a bubble-like market."--Jacket
Financial futures markets by Brendan Brown( Book )

16 editions published between 1983 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encyclopedia of American business history by Charles R Geisst( Book )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and Spanish and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This two-volume, A-to-Z encyclopedia provides coverage of America's business history, from the Hudson fur trade to the Internet. More than 400 entries profile leaders, events, companies, legislation, and movements that have had a significant impact on American business life and history
Beggar thy neighbor : a history of usury and debt by Charles R Geisst( Book )

13 editions published in 2013 in English and Ewondo and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Beggar Thy Neighbor, financial historian Charles R. Geisst tracks the changing perceptions of usury and debt from the time of Cicero to the most recent financial crises. This comprehensive economic history looks at humanity's attempts to curb the abuse of debt while reaping the benefits of credit. Beggar Thy Neighbor examines the major debt revolutions of the past, demonstrating that extensive leverage and debt were behind most financial market crashes from the Renaissance to the present day. Geisst argues that usury prohibitions, as part of the natural law tradition in Western and Islamic societies, continue to play a key role in banking regulation despite modern advances in finance. From the Roman Empire to the recent Dodd-Frank financial reforms, usury ceilings still occupy a central place in notions of free markets and economic justice
Undue influence : how the Wall Street elite put the financial system at risk by Charles R Geisst( Book )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The financial system of the United States is far from perfect, and over the years, politicians and financial professionals have engaged in fierce debates as to how the system should be run and regulated - if at all." "Undue Influence paints a vivid portrait of this longstanding battle by taking an in-depth look at the individuals and events that have shaped our financial system - for better or for worse - over the last eighty-five years. Beginning with the rise of the Wall Street elite in the early twentieth century, business historian and bestselling author Charles Geisst takes you on a fascinating journey that mixes money, power, and politics like never before."--Jacket
Wheels of fortune : the history of speculation from scandal to respectability by Charles R Geisst( Book )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and Chinese and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The history of the futures markets, derivatives, and speculation is full of misunderstandings and false assumptions. Wheels of Fortune seeks to clarify these misconceptions by capturing the spirit of these markets from their earliest days, chronicling the events and individuals that brought scandal and skepticism into the markets, and exploring the laws and governing bodies that were established to rein them in. This lively account offers an accurate picture of how the futures and derivatives game has been played over the years and tries to answer the question: "For whom are the futures markets dealing - the public or themselves?" Ultimately, the decision in yours."--Jacket
Visionary capitalism : financial markets and the American dream in the twentieth century by Charles R Geisst( Book )

8 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Entrepôt capitalism : foreign investment and the American dream in the twentieth century by Charles R Geisst( Book )

6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first history on the subject of foreign investment in the United States since 1920. It shows how the United States changed from a debtor nation to a supplier of capital to the rest of the world, and then details the structural shifts to this creditor position after the breakdown of the Bretton Woods system in 1972. Geisst demonstrates that the United States has always been a magnet for foreign portfolio and direct investment. Traditionally, this has come from northern European or Canadian sources, but in the 1970s the Japanese became a major force. Currently, both types of investment in the United States are at historically high levels, but Geisst asserts that this foreign interest exerts a positive rather than a negative impact on the economic climate. This study is a counterpart of the author's earlier examination of domestic investment in the United States, Visionary Capitalism: Financial Markets and the American Dream in the Twentieth Century (Praeger, 1990). It will be of interest to scholars and professionals in finance and investments, business history, and American history
Raising international capital : international bond markets and the European institutions by Charles R Geisst( Book )

13 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The political thought of John Milton by Charles R Geisst( Book )

10 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Loan sharks : the birth of predatory lending by Charles R Geisst( Book )

5 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Predatory lending: A problem rooted in the past that continues today. Looking for an investment return that could exceed 500 percent annually; maybe even twice that much? Private, unregulated lending to high-risk borrowers is the answer, or at least it was in the United States for much of the period from the Civil War to the onset of the early decades of the twentieth century. Newspapers called the practice #x93;loan sharking" because lenders employed the same ruthlessness as the great predators in the ocean. Slowly state and federal governments adopted laws and regulations curtailing the practice
 
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Wall Street : a history
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Collateral damaged : the marketing of consumer debt to AmericaMonopolies in America : empire builders and their enemies, from Jay Gould to Bill GatesA guide to the financial markets100 years of Wall StreetThe last partnerships : inside the great Wall Street money dynastiesDeals of the century : Wall Street, mergers, and the making of modern AmericaWall Street : a history : from its beginnings to the fall of EnronEncyclopedia of American business history