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The plunger, a tale of the wheat pit

  • 249 Pages
  • 0.16 MB
  • English
Arno Press , New York
Hutchinson, Benjamin P., 1828-1899., Chicago Board of Trade., Grain trade -- Illinois -- Chi


Illinois, Chi

StatementEdward Jerome Dies.
SeriesAmerican farmers and the rise of agribusiness
LC ClassificationsHG6047.G8 D47 1975
The Physical Object
Pagination249 p., [5] leaves of plates :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5064506M
ISBN 100405067895
LC Control Number74030627

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Hutchinson, "Old Hutch," one of the first of the great speculators in commodity futures - in this case, wheat - between the s to the early s. Interesting look at how these markets work, the bulls who buy and the bears who short the commodities - at the time, plungers.

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[Edward Jerome Dies] -- The biography of the wheat king, Benjamin P. Hutchinson. The Pit is the second novel in a planned trilogy known as The Epic of the Wheat that was cut short by Norris's demise. The first volume of that trilogy was his masterpiece The Octopus, but no knowledge of that prior book is required to understand or enjoy The s:   The overriding theme in Norris' fiction is the impact of industrialization on peaceful agricultural communities and the consequent chaos in the lives of people who lived in these communities.

Norris's cautionary tale about the addictiveness of speculating on the Chicago wheat market and the power that it has over the rest of the world, The Pit is a a historical/romance book featuring 4/5(3).

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Edward Jerome Dies is the author of The Plunger, A Tale Of The Wheat Pit ( avg rating, 1 rating, 0 reviews, published ), Behind the Wall Street C 3/5(1). "The Pit: A Story of Chicago" was the second novel in Frank Norris's projected trilogy "The Epic of the Wheat", "The Octopus" being the first.

In the event, however, Norris died suddenly in October leaving the third installment, provisionally titled "The Wolf", unwritten. "The Pit" is in many ways a very different book from its s: "The Pit" is the second saga in Norris' unfinished "Trilogy of The Epic of the Wheat." The cycle begins with "The Octopus," an otherwise unrelated novel that covers disputes between wheat growers and a railway trust in California.

(Norris died before he started the third book, which was to cover wheat as bread relieving famine in Europe.). The Plunger: A Tale of the Wheat Pit. New York: Covici-Friede, Anentertaining narrative account of the life of Benjamin T. Hutchinson () who rose from humble beginnings in a Massachusetts farm family to become the "Wheat King" of the Chicago Board of Trade.

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The value of these contracts was based on, or derived from, the current price of wheat.

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Hutchinson, "Old Hutch," who engineered the most gigantic corner in. About The Pit. This classic literary critique of turn-of-the-century capitalism in the United States reveals Norris’s powerful story of an obsessed trader intent on cornering the wheat market and the consequences of his unchecked greed.

The second standalone novel in Norris’s planned Epic of the Wheat Trilogy, The Pit was published posthumously in A runaway bestseller and critical success, it was adapted into a Broadway play as well as the film A Corner in Wheat, directed by D. Griffith. The Pit is the second book in Frank Norris' planned trilogy on the wheat lifecycle during the earliest years of the 20th century.

The first book, The Octopus was an epic on the experiences of Western wheat farmers, and it really blew me away. By comparison, The Pit was a let-down/5(52). Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for The Pit at Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users.

Norris's cautionary tale about the addictiveness of speculating on the Chicago wheat market and the power that it has over the rest of the world, The Pit is a a historical/romance book featuring Laura Dearborn who has moved to Chicago from Boston. Almost. Some Recent Books on International Relations (2 Reviews) William L.

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