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Jobb, Dean

Summary: "It was a time of unregulated madness. And nowhere was it madder than in Chicago at the dawn of the Roaring Twenties ... Enter a slick, smooth-talking, charismatic lawyer named Leo Koretz, who enticed hundreds of people ... to invest as much as $30 million--upwards of $400 million today--in phantom timberland and nonexistent oil wells in Panama ... When Leo's scheme finally collapsed in 1923,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 KORETZ, LEO ROB

Rosen, Renee

Summary: "In late-nineteenth-century Chicago, visionary retail tycoon Marshall Field made his fortune wooing women customers with his famous motto: "Give the lady what she wants." His legendary charm also won the heart of socialite Delia Spencer and led to an infamous love affair. The night of the Great Fire, as seventeen-year-old Delia watches the flames rise and consume what was the pioneer town of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Rosen 2014

Maggor, Noam

Summary: Brahmin Capitalism explores the surprisingly dynamic role of established wealth in the rise of modern capitalism in the United States. Far from declining in prosperity and influence, elite Bostonians of illustrious lineage - the quintessential old money families on the American scene - successfully reinvented themselves. Better known as social reformers, philanthropists, and men of letters,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 330.9 MAG

Hite, Larry

Summary: "The empowering story of Larry Hite's unlikely rise to the top of the hedge fund world-with critical insights and lessons you can take to the bank In The Rule, legendary trader and hedge fund pioneer Larry Hite recounts his working-class upbringing in Brooklyn as a dyslexic, partially blind kid who was anything but a model student-and how he went on to found and run Mint Investment Management...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: McGraw-Hill 2020

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 332.64 HIT

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: 332.64 Hite 2020

Zuckerman, Gregory

Summary: Jim Simons is the greatest money maker in modern financial history. His track record bests those of legendary investors including Warren Buffett, Peter Lynch, Ray Dalio, and George Soros. Yet Simons and his strategies are shrouded in mystery. Wall Street insiders have long craved a view into Simons's singular mind, as well as the definitive account of how his secretive hedge fund, Renaissance...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Portfolio/Penguin 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SIMONS, JIM ZUC

Summary: Kasper Carr is a master thief, targeting businesses in the Chicago area. He stakes out fresh opportunities in front of a documentary film crew, which gradually becomed complicit in his crimes. As the director and producer become entangled in the allure of their fascinating subject and the legal ramifications of their actions, Carr pursues a series of larger-scale and more dangerous jobs. All...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: A & E Indie Films 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF STR

Summary: In this documentary, Che Smith (a.k.a. Rhymefest, the Grammy-winning rapper) reunites with his father, an alcoholic living on the streets of Chicago, and struggles to deliver him to safety and an existence that is productive and meaningful, in essence, taking responsibility for the man who had abandoned him as a young child.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC IN

Borzutzky, Daniel

Summary: Lake Michigan, a series of 19 lyric poems, imagines a prison camp located on the beaches of Chicago that is privatized, racially segregated, and overrun by a brutal police force. Thinking about the ways in which economic policy, racism, and militarized policing combine to shape the city, Lake Michigan's poems explore the themes of estrangement, state violence and capitalist exploitation, and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of Pittsburgh Press 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 811 BOR

Jefferson, Margo

Summary: "At once incendiary and icy, mischievous, and provocative, celebratory and elegiac, a deeply felt meditation on race, sex, and American culture through the prism of the author's rarefied upbringing and education among a black elite concerned to distance itself from whites and the black generality, while tirelessly measuring itself against both. Born in 1947 in upper-crust black Chicago--her...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pantheon Books 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 JEFFERSON, MARGO JEF

1 hold on 3 copies

Summary: Shrewd, savvy U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades and the brilliant, ambitious hedge fund king Bobby 'Axe' Axelrod are on an explosive collision course, with each using all of his considerable smarts, power, and influence to outmaneuver the other.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD BILL RATED R

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV BIL

Summary: Filmmaker Moore examines the history of free-market capitalism in post-Reagan America and questions its efficacy as the basis for the nation's economy.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Anchor Bay Entertainment 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC CAP

Summary: The 1960s was defined by a common effort to fight against injustice. Mike Gray, a Chicago filmmaker, used his camera to document the politics of the streets from the riots in the social upheaval, to the rising of two prolific groups fighting prejudice.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Facets Video 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC AME

Sigal, Clancy.

Summary: This memoir is about Clancy Sigal's boyhood in Depression-era Chicago, then James Farrell and Nelson Algren territory. The author recounts his intense relationship with his mother Jennie, a sometime firebrand union organizer, and his roaring Oedipal rivalry with his mostly absent father Leo. Jennie is a single mother on welfare trying to raise a wild rebellious son in a twilight world between...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Carroll & Graf 2006

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 SIG

Summary: Cheaper by the dozen: Tom and Kate Baker have made many sacrifices in their professional lives in order to raise their 12 children. When Tom is offered a job as a Division I college football coach, he moves the entire pack to a suburb in Chicago. This move shakes up the entire family, but when Kate's memoirs get published, she takes off on a book tour. The lack of parental guidance creates...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Family DVDs, Call number: DVD FAMILY CHE

Strouse, Jean.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 1999

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MORGAN, J.P. STR

Summary: Vanderbilt, Rockefeller, Carmegie, Morgan, Ford, the Men Who Built America. Meet the titans who forged the foundation of modern America and created the American Dream. The mini-series shines a spotlight on the influential builders, dreamers and believers whose feats transformed the United States. a nation decaying from the inside after the Civil War, into the greatest economic and technological...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: History 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV MEN

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV MEN

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Me

Neri, Greg.

Summary: "A graphic novel based on the true story of Robert "Yummy" Sandifer, an eleven-year old African American gang member from Chicago who shot a young girl and was then shot by his own gang members"--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lee & Low Books 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: YA 741.5 NER

Standiford, Les.

Summary: Examines the relationship between two of the founding fathers of American industry--Andrew Carnegie and Henry Clay Frick--and the Homestead Steel Strike of 1892, which led to the dissolution of their partnership.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Publishers 2005

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 338 Standiford

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 338.766 Standiford

Algren, Nelson

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Seven Stories Press 1999

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ALG

Levine, Barry

Summary: Who was Jeffrey Epstein? A Pulitzer Prize-nominated journalist unearths never-before-reported details in the most comprehensive account yet of the disgraced financier's life, death, and criminal web, including the role of Ghislaine Maxwell.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364.153 LEV

Ahamed, Liaquat.

Summary: Argues that the stock market crash of 1929 and subsequent Depression occurred as a result of poor decisions on the part of four central bankers who jointly attempted to reconstruct international finance by reinstating the gold standard.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2009

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Stacks, Call number: 332.1092 Aha

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 AHA

Whiteis, David.

Summary: Explores the history of blues music in Chicago.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of Illinois Press 2006

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 781.643 WHI

Browder, Bill

Summary: "A real-life political thriller about an American financier in the Wild East of Russia, the murder of his principled young tax attorney, and his dangerous mission to expose the Kremlin's corruption"--Amazon.com.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2015

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B BROWDER BRO

Buffett, Warren.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: John Wiley & Sons 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 332.6 BUF

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