Men and Mysteries of Wall Street
By James K. Medbery
$27.99 hardcover; $23.95 paperback
Now it can be told! The secrets and insider knowledge of high finance, as the industry stood in 1878, are all revealed here in this curious and now entirely historical work of post-Civil War financial journalism. Discover how the New York Stock Exchange operated before the telephone . what kept the "machinery of speculation" greased . the scheming of 19th-century stockbrokers . the "habits and humors" of the Street at the time . and more!