The Money Men: Capitalism, Democracy, and the Hundred Years’ War Over the American Dollar
H.W. Brands, Time magazine’s “Person of the Year” in 2009, recounts the century-long battle for the lifeblood of American commerce and power. The Money Men focuses on J. P. Morgan, who stepped in to save the country from the financial panic of 1907, and other individuals who indelibly affected the course of American financial history,. Brands insightfully explores the conflict between capitalism and democracy and how the Federal Reserve System arose as the resolution.