The Fabulous History of the Dismal Swamp Company: A Story of George Washington's Times (Paperback)
A Story of George Washington's Times
Vintage, 9780679753056, 640pp.
Publication Date: December 5, 2000
Royster scrupulously follows the paper trail through the byways of transatlantic deal-cutting, providing a rare view of early American economic culture. Elegantly written and impressively researched, The Fabulous History of the Dismal Swamp Company is an eye-opening account of greed, folly, and venture capitalism in the revolutionary era.
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"Here is a narrative history of scope and of abundance, a fascinating story." --The Washington Times
"Vivid. . . . plunges readers into the rough world of colonial capitalism--a world swarming with adventurers, aristocrats, fools, rogues and visionaries all wearing masks of gentility." --The News & Observer (Raleigh)
"A veritable encyclopedia of early American get-rich-quick schemes." --Men's Journal
"[Royster] is a seasoned stylist, and tells this colorful story in rich detail." --The Washington Post
"Imagine Barbarians at the Gate with lace cuffs." --Wilton Barnhardt