NY: Simon and Schuster, 1939. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 311p. Originalk blue cloth; light scratch and rubbed spot on front cover else in fine condition. Includes postcard designed for the reader to send back to the publisher with comments on the book. Item #1230748
A rare work on the 1929 Stock Market Crash and its causes. Pecora blamed Wall Street for causing the crash by its own role in manipulating the market. A lawyer and judge, he was the Chief Consul to the Senate committee which investigated the Crash in the 1930s. The "Pecora Committee" argued Wall Street favored the rich at the expense of orinary investors and led directly to such major reforms as the Glass-Steagall Act. Pecora would go on to serve as the first Chairman of the SEC.