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Prelude to a Crash

September 16, 1920 - Horse-drawn wagon, filled with explosives, suddenly detonated near subtreasury;  flames flooded Wall Street, shot up nearly six-stories; blast shattered windows around area; killed 300 people, wounded hundred more; only famous financial figure to be injured was Junius Spencer, J.P. Morgan's grandson, who suffered a slight gash on one hand.

Harold Bierman, Jr. (1991). The Great Myths of 1929 and the Lessons To Be Learned. (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 202 p.). Depressions -- 1929 -- United States; Stock exchanges -- United States -- History -- 20th century; Wall Street; Stock Market Crash, 1987. Series Contributions in economics and economic history.

--- (1998). The Causes of the 1929 Stock Market Crash: A Speculative Orgy or a New Era? (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 162 p.). Depressions -- 1929 -- United States; Stock exchanges -- United States -- History -- 20th century; Wall Street -- History -- 20th century.

John Brooks (1999). Once in Golconda: A True Drama of Wall Street, 1920-1938. (New York, NY: Wiley, 307 p. [orig. pub. 1969]). New York Stock Exchange--History; Wall Street--History; Stock exchanges--United States--History.

Beverly Gage (2009). The Day Wall Street Exploded: A Story of America in Its First Stage of Terror. (New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 400 p.). Assistant Professor of 20th-Century U.S. History (Yale University). Terrorism --New York (State) --New York --History; Terrorism --United States --History; Domestic terrorism --United States. September, 1920 - explosion at headquarters of J. P. Morgan at 23 Wall Street (38 killed, 143 injured); worst terrorist attack on American soil until Oklahoma City, OK bombing in 1995; four-year worldwide hunt for perpetrators spread as far as Italy, new Soviet nation; history of homegrown terrorism that shaped American society century ago.

September 16, 1920 - Explosion at 23 Wall (at left) (http://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/2007/september/wallstreet091707a.jpg)

John Kenneth Galbraith with a new introduction by the author (1997). The Great Crash, 1929. (Boston, MA: Houghton, Mifflin, 206 p. [orig. pub. 1955]). Academic. Stock Market Crash, Depression. Causes, effects of  legendary crash of U.S. stock market in 1929: perilous speculation, record trading volumes, assets bought to quickly flip (not to hold), inaction of the government - no safety net for citizens, no unemployment insurance, no Social Security.

Maury Klein (2001). Rainbow's End: The Crash of 1929. (New York, NY: Oxford University Press. New York Stock Exchange--History; Depressions--1929; Depressions--1929--United States; Stock Market Crash, 1929; United States--Economic conditions--1918-1945.

William K. Klingaman (1989). 1929: The Year of the Great Crash. (New York, NY: Harper & Row, 393 p.). Depressions -- 1929 -- United States; United States -- Economic conditions -- 1918-1945; Economic history -- 1918-1945.

Warren Sloat (1979). 1929, America Before the Crash. (New York, NY: Macmillan, 370 p.). United States -- Civilization -- 1918-1945.

Robert Sobel (1968). The Great Bull Market: Wall Street in the 1920's. (New York, NY: Norton, 175 p.). New York Stock Exchange--History; Securities--United States--History--20th century; Finance--United States--History--20th century; Depressions--1929--United States.

Gordon Thomas and Max Morgan-Witts (1980). The Day the Bubble Burst: A Social History of the Wall Street Crash of 1929. (New York, NY: Penguin Books, 484 p.). Depressions--1929--United States; Stock Market Crash, 1929; United States--Social conditions--1918-1932.

Barrie A. Wigmore (1985). The Crash and Its Aftermath : A History of Securities Markets in the United States, 1929-1933. (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 731 p.). Stock exchanges--United States--History--20th century; Depressions--1929--United States; Stock Market Crash, 1929.



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