The monopolists : Obsession, Fury, and the Scandal Behind the World's Favorite Board Game. / Mary Pilon.
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- ISBN: 9781620405710 (electronic bk)
- Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2015.
The Monopolists reveals the unknown story of how Monopoly came into existence, the reinvention of its history by Parker Brothers and multiple media outlets, the lost female originator of the game, and one man's lifelong obsession to tell the true story about the game's questionable origins.Most think it was invented by an unemployed Pennsylvanian who sold his game to Parker Brothers during the Great Depression in 1935 and lived happily—and richly—ever after. That story, however, is not exactly true. Ralph Anspach, a professor fighting to sell his Anti-Monopoly board game decades later, unearthed the real story, which traces back to Abraham Lincoln, the Quakers, and a forgotten feminist named Lizzie Magie who invented her nearly identical Landlord's Game more than thirty years before Parker Brothers sold their version of Monopoly.
Electronic reproduction. New York : Bloomsbury USA, 2015. Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 2696 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB).
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