Author: Mary Pilon

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The Monopolists

March 10, 2015 Narrative Non-Fiction, non-fiction, Review 22 ★★★★

The MonopolistsTitle: The Monopolists
Author: Mary Pilon
Source: NetGalley
Links: Bookshop (affiliate link) |Goodreads
Rating:four-stars

Summary: This was really fun narrative nonfiction, with lots of great facts to share and interesting people stories that brought the book to life.

Although Parker Brothers has always billed Monopoly as an American dream success story, invented by a family man trying to get by during the Great Depression, the truth is much less wholesome. As Ralph Anspach discovers when he tries to market a game similar to Monopoly, Parker Brothers has gone to great lengths to protect their rights to the game even though many unrecognized individuals contributed to the game’s creation. This book tells the true story of the games origins and of Ralph’s court battle with Parker Brothers. Read more »

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