CHAPTER 8Corporations Go Global

Curtin, what do you think of those fellows in Wall Street who are gambling in gold at such a time as this?...For my part, I wish every one of them had his devilish head shot off.

—President Abraham Lincoln, personal letter to Pennsylvania Governor Andrew Curtin, April 25, 1864

PEOPLE, AT THE TIME, GENERALLY WEREN’T ALL THAT CONCERNED ABOUT the fate of the world’s dolphins.

It was the last week of June 1944, and the war wasn’t going well for Adolf Hitler. The killing machines of his death camps were running full out, straining his resources and creating consternation as word leaked out across Europe. His forces were falling back before the Soviets, and his generals openly worried about an Allied invasion on the ...

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