The Resource The monopolists : obsession, fury, and the scandal behind the world's favorite board game, Mary Pilon, (electronic resource)

The monopolists : obsession, fury, and the scandal behind the world's favorite board game, Mary Pilon, (electronic resource)

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The monopolists : obsession, fury, and the scandal behind the world's favorite board game
Title
The monopolists
Title remainder
obsession, fury, and the scandal behind the world's favorite board game
Statement of responsibility
Mary Pilon
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The Monopolists reveals the unknown story of how Monopoly came into existence, the reinvention of its history by Parker Brothers and multiple media outlets, the lost female originator of the game, and one man's lifelong obsession to tell the true story about the game's questionable origins. Most think it was invented by an unemployed Pennsylvanian who sold his game to Parker Brothers during the Great Depression in 1935 and lived happily--and richly--ever after. That story, however, is not exactly true. Ralph Anspach, a professor fighting to sell his Anti-Monopoly board game decades later, unearthed the real story, which traces back to Abraham Lincoln, the Quakers, and a forgotten feminist named Lizzie Magie who invented her nearly identical Landlord's Game more than thirty years before Parker Brothers sold their version of Monopoly. Her game--underpinned by morals that were the exact opposite of what Monopoly represents today--was embraced by a constellation of left-wingers from the Progressive Era through the Great Depression, including members of Franklin Roosevelt's famed Brain Trust. A remarkable social history of corporate greed that illuminates the cutthroat nature of American business over the last century, The Monopolists reads like the best detective fiction, told through Monopoly's real-life winners and losers"--
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TEFOD
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Pilon, Mary
Dewey number
794
Index
index present
LC call number
GV1469.M65
LC item number
P55 2015eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Monopoly (Game)
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Business
  • HISTORY / General
Label
The monopolists : obsession, fury, and the scandal behind the world's favorite board game, Mary Pilon, (electronic resource)
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9781620405710
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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9f639449-48ca-4595-b5a8-225352011084
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)901343491
Label
The monopolists : obsession, fury, and the scandal behind the world's favorite board game, Mary Pilon, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781620405710
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
9f639449-48ca-4595-b5a8-225352011084
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)901343491

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