The true story of John Law, a Scottish murderer, philanderer, gambler and abscondee who escaped his condemned cell in London to become the darling of the French economy. The Mississippi Bubble: A Memoir of John Law is an account of the euphoria and wealth Law created by engineering the first stock market boom, and the despair, poverty and destroyed lives that followed its inevitable crash.
First published as The Mississippi Bubble: A Memoir of John Law. To Which are Added Authentic Accounts of the Darien Expedition, and the South Sea Scheme, this volume provides an authoritative historical analysis of the spectacular rise and fall of the most enigmatic genius in financial and economic history.
- Paperback: 260 pages
- Published: April 23, 2011
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1934619051
- ISBN-13: 978-1934619056
- Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.6 x 7.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces