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eBook The Book of Daniel Drew ePub

by Bouck White

  • ISBN: 0806507454
  • Category: Professionals and Academics
  • Subcategory: Biography
  • Author: Bouck White
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Citadel Pr; First Edition edition (October 1, 1980)
  • ePub book: 1549 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1889 kb
  • Other: azw lit lrf rtf
  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 706

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Drew, Daniel, 1797-1879. New York Doubleday, Page & company.

Drew, Daniel, 1797-1879. library of congress; americana. The Library of Congress.

Bouck White claimed his book was based on a secret diary discovered after Drew's death. This claim has nver been verified and Drew's family threatened to sue for libel! Bouck White was a character in his own right. He was a Harvard-educated minster turned political agitator in pre-WWI New York. In later life, he built a "home-made" castle near Albany, New York.

Originally published in 1910, THE BOOK OF DANIEL DREW is a true classic of the stock market. Socialist newspaper man Bouck White wrote this 'memoir' in the voice of the scoundrel Daniel Drew, one of the more colourful characters of New York's disreputable past. It's a fascinating look at an era in American financial history whose ethos was "anything goes" and anything did!. Drew watered his first stock literally, when he bought scrawny beef cattle and loaded them up with water prior to sale to John Jacob Astor's father, a butcher. From there he went on to defraud millions, and lose millions.

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Эту книгу можно прочитать в Google Play Книгах на компьютере, а также на устройствах Android и iOS. Выделяйте текст, добавляйте закладки и делайте заметки, скачав книгу "The Book of Daniel Drew" для чтения в офлайн-режиме. It's a fascinating look at an era in American financial history whose ethos was "anything goes" and anything did! Подробнее.

The Book of Daniel Drew by Bouck White and "Robber Barons" by Matthew Josephson. In post-Civil War America, unscrupulous, ambitious partners Jim Fisk (Arnold) and Nick Boyd (Grant) talk tight-fisted businessman Daniel Drew (Donald Meek) into selling them his shipping company, paying with worthless Confederate bonds. Later, worried that his longtime rival, Cornelius Vanderbilt (Clarence Kolb), is trying to take control of his railroad, Drew seeks help from Fisk, only to have him turn the situation to his own advantage. Fisk and Boyd eventually become powers to be reckoned with on Wall Street.

Daniel Drew left a controversial legacy behind. a b c d e White, Bouck (1910). The Book of Daniel Drew. After his fortunes changed, he was vilified by newspapers, which wrote that Drew "has been one of the curses of the market for years past. New York: Doubleday, Page & Co. ^ "James Fisk Murdered" (PDF).

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Comments

Tam Tam
Written more then a century ago this book is compulsory reading for anyone aspiring to make a fortune in the financial markets. Dan Drew was one of the famous robber barons of America during the age of railroads. His speciality was shorting and he had no scruples. He was an out and out rascal and thief. Basically the stockmarket is a place where fools are separated from their money and this book tells of all the tricks Daniel Drew and his friends used to rob the unwary public of their money. The language of the book is quaint and belongs to an era where there were no automobiles, electricity or phones. Men travelled on horseback and stagecoach. Even safety matches were a novelty in those days. It is a literary gem.
Fordregelv Fordregelv
Reading this for the 4th or 5th time. Still fascinating. Love it. Fast delivery by seller, too.
Mariwyn Mariwyn
A most thorough account of one of America's premier scallywags of American history. Colorful that he is and religios as well, he cant escape his place among the infamous "Robber Barons." Truly enjoyable book.
Cashoutmaster Cashoutmaster
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Use_Death Use_Death
This was a very interesting book right from the begining. Going through the life of Daniel Drew from a youth all the way to his 82nd year. He was an uneducated man who made it big. His life as a cattle drover and how he "watered the stock" are all in here. Numerous funny stories that will have the reader laughing out loud. From cattle to steamships to railroads his life was very diverse. It includes some details of his religous life which I would call his views questionable considering all the stories of how he lied to everyone about his business transactions even fellow church members. But it was not surprising considering he told how he had made a promise to donate $250,000 to start Drew Theological Seminary and then never could part with all of the money. Interesting enough is that the seminary is still around and very active.

He did business with some of the biggest names of the time, Astor, Gould, Fisk, Vanderbilt. He details how Gould and Fisk became his partners as stock traders. There are stories of revenge and the ups and downs of his wall street career. Also some insightful wisdom of how the market works from an insiders perspective. It was a funny story and sad at the same time but one that I believe most will enjoy.
Bragis Bragis
"The Book of Daniel Drew" is an amusing portrait of "Uncle Dan" Drew, founder of Drew University and well-known nineteenth-century Wall Street schemer.Written from Drew's point of view, the book describes his progress from a circus hand and cattle drover to his rivalry with Commodore Cornelieus Vanderbilt and alliance with Jim Fiskand Jay Gould - a partership made infamous by the attempt to corner the gold market in the mid-1800s.
The book contains interesting tidbits of life in New York City when people still celebrated Evacuation Day, John Jacob Astor's brother worked as a butcher and Madison Square was covered by a pond! The book also explains the bovine origin of "watered stock."
Drew's various schemes, plots and religious inclinations are treated with an ironic humor that quickly reveals him as a sly hypocrite.
Bouck White claimed his book was based on a secret diary discovered after Drew's death. This claim has nver been verified and Drew's family threatened to sue for libel!
Bouck White was a character in his own right. He was a Harvard-educated minster turned political agitator in pre-WWI New York. In later life, he built a "home-made" castle near Albany, New York. He made pottery and talked philosophy with curious vistors. He died in 1951.
Dorilune Dorilune
This is where the expression "watered stock" comes from. The book is written from Drew's point of view - looking back over his life from age 80. Unlike Edwin Lefevre's characters, this guy is an unscrupulous arrogant [email protected]#$%&. However, he is a [email protected]#$%& with religion! A couple of annoying things: he writes the way uneducated people talk, rather than in correct English (eg "speckilation"); he uses quite objectional words to refer to dark skinned people (as was perhaps the custom in the 1850's or 1860's). Goes hand-in-hand with the work of Edwin Lefevre (Reminiscences of a Stock Operator, Wall Street Stories, The Golden Flood, The Plunderers, Sampson Rock of Wall Street) if you want a picture of the of the financial world of 100 years ago.