Merchants of Grain

Merchants of Grain

Paperback - 2000
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The first and only book to describe the seven secretive families and five far-flung companies that control the world's food supplies. Little has changed their central role since Morgan's best-selling book first appeared in 1979.
Publisher: New York : iUniverse, Inc., 2000.
Edition: Authors guild edition
ISBN: 9780595142101
Characteristics: xiv, 387 pages, [6] pages of plates :,illustrations, maps ;,23 cm.


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Apr 10, 2017

This is a magnificent book! If you have any interest in financial history, forensic finance, Real History, or modern business history, this is the book. The author wonderfully enlightens the reader on the major grain corporations of the world, and although the publication date is somewhat old, and several of the names have changed, it is still a most current book!
Real estate, grains and oil, the top enterprises of our times, and never to be taken lightly. Mr. Morgan has performed an outstanding job with his planet-encompassing research, as this is not an easy subject, given the opacity and secrecy surrounding such corporations and old money!
[I had no idea Julia Louis-Dreyfus had such interesting, and in the case of World War II, honorable, ancestors - - her people fought against the Nazis, as opposed to the Rockefeller family, which shipped oil to them secretly via Spain and Switzerland - - as uncovered by the congressional investigations of the 1940s. In France, their Chase branch would fire their French manager, and hire a Swiss national as manager, to go along with the Nazi program - - said manager would then hand over the bank accounts of the French Jewish customers.]
One slight error, on p. 207, third paragraph down, when the author states // . . . flow from deficit to surplus . . \\ - - I believe he meant to say, from // . . . surplus to deficit . . . \ \ very minor given the incredible scope and depth of this book!

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