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Shortfall : family secrets, financial collapse, and a hidden history of American banking / Alice Echols.

Echols, Alice, (author.).
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  • 3 of 3 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Eckhart PL - Auburn Plaza 364.16 ECH (Text) 840191002467530 Auburn Plaza - Adult Nonfiction Available -
Mooresville PL - Mooresville BUS 364.162 ECH (Text) 37323005321008 BUSINESS Available -
Westfield Washington PL - Westfield 364.1624 Echols (Text) 78292000367941 Adult Non-Fiction Book Collection Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781620973035
  • ISBN: 1620973030
  • Physical Description: xxx, 318 pages : black and white illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York : New Press, [2017]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue: captain nothing -- Advertisements for himself -- The loan man -- Racketeers and suckers -- Slipping through your fingers -- Sowing grief -- The port of missing men -- Orphans in the storm -- Epilogue.
Summary, etc.:
Shortfall chronicles the collapse of the building and loan industry during the Great Depression-a story told in microcosm through the firestorm that erupted in one hard-hit American city during the early 1930s. Over a six-month period in 1932, all four of the building and loan associations in Colorado Springs, Colorado, crashed in an awful domino-like fashion, leaving some of the town's citizens destitute. The largest of these associations was owned by author Alice Echols's grandfather, Walter Davis, who absconded with millions of dollars in a case that riveted the national media. This book tells the dramatic story of his rise and shocking fall.
Subject: Davis, Walter Clyde.
Embezzlement > Colorado > Case studies.
Commercial crimes > Colorado > Case studies.
Savings and loan associations > Corrupt practices > Colorado > Case studies.
United States > History > 1919-1933.

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