A Very English Deceit: The Secret History of the South Sea Bubble and the First Great Financial Scandal
The early years of the 18th century produced two great monuments - one, Christopher Wren's new cathedral of St Paul's, an enduring testament to principled craft and masterful construction, and the other, an empty fraud of such magnitude that its collapse threatened to overturn monarchies and governments. Its failure delayed the introduction of modern market economies by two generations. Yet the full scale of this monumental deceit was quietly covered up and hidden, its enduring legacy a poorly understood colloquialism: the South Sea Bubble.
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This is an eminently readable book telling the story of the first of the Stock Market frauds, manipulations and subsequent crash in the clear prose of a thoroughly professional communicator. The ... Read full review
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