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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 17.95
A blistering narrative account of the negligence and greed that pushed all of Wall Street into chaos and the country into a financial crisis. At the beginning of March 2008, the monetary fabric of Bear Stearns, one of the world?s oldest and largest investment banks, began unraveling. After ten days, the bank no longer existed, its assets sold under... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 17.00
A grand and revelatory portrait of Wall Street?s most storied investment bank Wall Street investment banks move trillions of dollars a year, make billions in fees, pay their executives in the tens of millions of dollars. But even among the most powerful firms, Lazard Frères & Co. stood apart. Discretion, secrecy, and subtle strategy were its weapons... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.95
From the bestselling, prize-winning author of HOUSE OF CARDS, a revelatory history of Goldman Sachs, the most dominant, controversial and feared investment bank in the world Goldman Sachs has always projected an image of being better than its competitors. The firm?buttressed by an aggressive and sophisticated PR machine?often boasts of "The Goldman... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2008; Not Available
They amassed unimaginable fortunes and would stop at nothing to make a deal, until their titanic egos started to jeopardize everything. This is the astonishing story of Lazard Frères, the world?s most elite and legendary investment bank ? and the men who reigned over it all. For over 150 years Lazard Frères had stood apart from other Wall Street... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2009; Not Available
On the evening of March 16, 2008, Bear Stearns, a swashbuckling eighty-five-year-old institution in the financial world, sold itself for an outrageously low price to the $2 trillion global behemoth JP Morgan Chase. Bear Stearns no longer existed, and the calamitous financial meltdown of 2008 had begun. What went wrong? In House of Cards bestselling... more...
- Scribner 2014; US$ 35.00
A Duke alumnus whose work has been hailed as ?authoritative? ( The Washington Post ), ?seductively engrossing? ( Chicago Tribune ), ?riveting? ( The Economist ), and ?masterful? ( Los Angeles Time s), presents a stunning new account of the infamous Duke lacrosse team case. Despite it being front-page nationwide news, the true story of the Duke lacrosse... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2011; Not Available
When, in late 2008, the dust finally started to settle on one of the worst financial crises in history, only one Wall Street institution still stood virtually unassailed - Goldman Sachs. Why did Goldman survive, and even flourish, when so many of its peers were collapsing around them? Were the Goldman professionals simply the 'smartest guys in the... more...
- Wiley 2010; US$ 34.95
The good, the bad, and the scary of Washington's attempt to reform Wall Street The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act is Washington's response to America's call for a new regulatory framework for the twenty-first century. In The New Financial Deal , author David Skeel offers an in-depth look at the new financial reforms and... more...