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  • THE PLUNGER: A Tale of the Wheat Pit. by Dies, Edward Jerome
    Dies, Edward Jerome
    THE PLUNGER: A Tale of the Wheat Pit.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Covici Friede, 1929. Hardcover first edition - A fictionalized and sympathetic biography of Benjamin P. Hutchinson, "Old Hutch," one of the first of the great speculators in commodity futures - in this case, wheat - between the 1870s to the early 1890s. Interesting look at how these markets work, the bulls who buy and the bears who short the commodities - at the time, plungers - those who went all out to control the markets - were considered heroes. Among other famous plungers who appear in this book are J. D. Armour and Joe Leiter. Illustrated with photographs. 249 pp.

    Condition: Very good in gold cloth - usual toning to the pages, some soiling to the covers, but a tight and straight copy. Comment "a very interesting record" on the front pastedown.

    Book ID: 72995
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