Westport, CT. (1985): Greenwood Press. First Edition. Octavo. Item #028053
731 pages, index. Perhaps the most thorough work of research on the Great Depression that deals extensively with securities price movements, investor attitudes, and the role of foreign and U.S. government bonds. The author has researched contemporary sources with detailed information on large issues of stocks and bonds that were traded in the years 1929-1933. His research from contemporary sources traces the lines of thought along with the hopeful whims which affected what was left of the markets. The data on individual securities are a valuable addition that tabulates price-earning rations, dividend yields and the role of Moody's bond or preferred stock ratings. A fine bright copy bound in black cloth, spine lettering silver, in a very good green dust jacket lettered in black, a few spots of rubbing, small tear to rear panel near head, spine just a bit faded.