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The Legends of Commerce Series offers readers classic tales of trading, business, and finance. This new original paperback non-fiction series from TEXERE will breathe life into lost business classics. All the titles will be repackaged andMoreThe Legends of Commerce Series offers readers classic tales of trading, business, and finance. This new original paperback non-fiction series from TEXERE will breathe life into lost business classics. All the titles will be repackaged and republished, introducing these gems to a new readership. While the topics will be broad-ranging, the Legends of Commerce books have one thing in common—they are captivating reads. Designed to entertain with incredible tales of intrigue, and adventure—all conducted in the name of business—readers are swept along in the narrative and gain a better understanding of these important historical periods, events, or figures from the world of commerce.The Plungers and the Peacocks is an entertaining portrait of the personalities and corporate battles of Wall Street, the most famous financial district in the world. Using interviews with old-timers who lived through the events of the Street from the 1920s to the 40s and memoirs, and letters, the author has produced a sweeping narrative of the games people played in establishing Americas financial center. Dana L. Thomas recounts a roller-coaster ride of excitement and intrigue, from the slave auctions of Captain Kidd to the battle by Robert Young to gain control of the New York Central Railroad. Author Biography: Dana L. Thomas was an Associate Editor of Barrons National Business and Financial Weekly. He attended Harvard where he concentrated on history and economics. During the Second World War he served as a news editor and military historian attached to the Third Army of General George S. Patton.