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Scott Reynolds Nelson
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Scott Reynolds Nelson is the author of, among other works, Steel Drivin’ Man: John Henry, the Untold Story of an American Legend, which won the National Award for Arts Writing, the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, the Merle Curti Award for best book in American social history, and the Library of Virginia Literary Award for nonfiction. His related book for young adults, Ain't Nothing But a Man (coauthored with Marc Aronson), received the Jane Addams Prize for the best book on social justice, as well as numerous other awards. Nelson is the Leslie and Naomi Legum Professor of History at the College of William and Mary.

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A Nation of Deadbeats
An Uncommon History of America's Financial Disasters
Written by Scott Reynolds Nelson


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 4, 2013
Price: $16.95

Pundits will argue that the 2008 financial crisis was the first crash in American history driven by consumer debt. But in this spirited, highly engaging account, Scott Reynolds Nelson demonstrates that consumer debt has underpinned almost every major financial panic in the nation’s history. From William Duer’s attempts to profit off... Read more >
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A Nation of Deadbeats
An Uncommon History of America's Financial Disasters
Written by Scott Reynolds Nelson


Format: eBook, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 4, 2012
Price: $12.99

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