The Futures

The Rise of the Speculator and the Origins of the World's Biggest Markets

by Emily Lambert

Hardcover, 226 pages, Perseus Books Group, List Price: $26.95 | purchase

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The Futures
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The Rise of the Speculator and the Origins of the World's Biggest Markets
Author
Emily Lambert

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Book Summary

Traces the history of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange from its origins as a meeting place for gamblers and farmers through its evolution into a sophisticated electronic market of high-speed commodities trading.