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R. H. Tawney

Religion and the Rise of Capitalism - A Historical Study (1922)

Religion and the Rise of Capitalism (1922) by R. H. Tawney

Originally published in 1922. From The Holland Memorial Lectures.

From the PREFATORY NOTE

THE friends of the late Henry Scott Holland founded a lectureship in his memory, the Deed of Foundation laying it down that a course of lectures, to be called the Holland M...

Arthur Nelson Field

The Bretton Woods Plot (1957)

The Bretton Woods Plot (1957) by Arthur Nelson Field

From Chapter One

On May 17, 1944, the Allied Supreme Command in the second world war tentatively fixed June 5 as D-Day for the invasion of Normandy. This was the most important decision of the war and a jealously guarded top secret. Nine days after the decision was taken, and eleven days bef...

Thomas William Lawson

Frenzied Finance: Volume 1 (1905)

Frenzied Finance: Volume 1 (1905) by Thomas William Lawson

TO MY AUDIENCE SAINTS, SINNERS, AND IN-BELIEVERS

BEFORE you enter the confines of “Frenzied Finance,” here spread out‐for your inspection, at least; enlightenment, perhaps‐halt one brief moment. If the men and things to be encountered within are real‐did live or live now‐you must deal...

Alexander Del Mar, 1836-1926

A History of Monetary Crimes (1899)

A History of Monetary Crimes (1899) by Alexander Del Mar, 1836-1926

1983 reprint.

Introduction

Tne insidious crime of secretly or surreptitiously altering the monetary laws of a State‐than which no more dastardly or fatal blow can be dealt at its liberties‐is not a new one. There is a suggestion in the decree of B. C. 360, concerning the anc...

John Moody, 1868-1958

The Masters of Capital: A Chronicle of Wall Street (1921)

The Masters of Capital: A Chronicle of Wall Street (1921) by Moody, John, 1868-1958

From Chapter One

THE old meaning of the word “capital” ‐ that is, an accumulation of wealth, either money or substantial property, for use in the production of more Wealth has been greatly enlarged within recent times. In earlier days, under the crude methods th...