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Author Heinemann, Kieran, author

Title Playing the market : retail investment and speculation in twentieth-century Britain / Kieran Heinemann
Edition First edition
Published New York, NY, United States of America : Oxford University Press, 2021
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 266 pages)
Summary This book explores the distinctively British obsession with investment and speculation. It explains how and why everyday British people increasingly invested, speculated, and gambled in stocks and shares from the outbreak of World War I, over the postwar decades and the Thatcher years, up until the premiership of Tony Blair
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on July 06, 2021)
Subject Investments -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century
Stock exchanges -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century
Great Britain -- Economic conditions -- 20th century.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0191896438