Shortfall : family secrets, financial collapse, and a hidden history of American banking / Alice Echols.
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|Eckhart PL - Auburn Plaza||364.16 ECH (Text)||840191002467530||Auburn Plaza - Adult Nonfiction||Available||-|
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- ISBN: 9781620973035
- ISBN: 1620973030
- Physical Description: xxx, 318 pages : black and white illustrations ; 22 cm
- Publisher: New York : New Press, 
- Copyright: ©2017
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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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.
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.
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