The Monopolists : Obsession, Fury, and the Scandal Behind the World's Favorite Board Game

The Monopolists : Obsession, Fury, and the Scandal Behind the World's Favorite Board Game

Details

Author(s)
Mary Pilon
Format
Paperback | 336 pages
Dimensions
140 x 210 x 20.32mm | 390g
Publication date
21 Apr 2016
Publisher
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint
Bloomsbury Press
Publication City/Country
New York, United States
Language
English
Edition Statement
Reprint
Illustrations note
B&W art throughout
ISBN10
1608199657
ISBN13
9781608199655
Bestsellers rank
602,975

Description

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 gripping 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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