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Steel's : a forgotten stock market scandal from the 1920s /

Main Author: Dyer, Dave.
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: Syracuse University Press, 2013
Edition: First edition.
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505 0 |a The man who did almost everything right : the right business at the right time in the right place -- The creative promise of the L.R. Steel Company : ten thousand lollipops -- Inventing the infomercial : fifty endings -- The life of a salesman at the L.R. Steel Company : "how's yer pep?" -- The stores : the best fifty-cent chicken dinner in Canada -- The Denver miracle : "meet me at Steel's corner" -- The late-night meeting : "well, folks, here we are" -- L.R.'s last train ride : "I was awakened by a peculiar sound" -- Was it a Ponzi scheme? : Would a crook live next to a chicken farm? -- What went wrong? : failure is an option -- The legacy of failure : life goes on-- or not. 
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