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The Monopolists

Obsession, Fury, and the Scandal Behind the World's Favorite Board Game

by Mary Pilon

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The Monopolists
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Obsession, Fury, and the Scandal Behind the World's Favorite Board Game
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Mary Pilon

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Tracing back to Abraham Lincoln, the Quakers and a forgotten feminist named Lizzie Magie, and presenting a remarkable social history of corporate greed, a fascinating inside story of the world's most famous board game reveals how Monopoly came into existence.

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