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I must admit I was intrigued by the prospect of reading about the collapse of Bear Stearns from the inside. What really happened? Who stabbed whom in the back? Read morePublished 20 months ago by Stephen H
There is a lot of ground that is simply not covered in this book, but it's still an interesting read. Not a bad way to spend a Sunday afternoon.Published on June 19, 2012 by SickLittleBoy
Ok so the author claims that rumor mongoring basically brought down Bear, Stearns which is definitely an over simplification. Read morePublished on October 15, 2010 by S. Hirsch
This book is truly awful - badly written and the author is so clearly miles from the action so that his account is extraordinarily superficial. Read morePublished on February 1, 2010 by Jeff Brillo
Bill Bamber is no Michael Lewis (Liar's Poker).
Though Bear Trap purports to be a view from the inside, the author seems to have been one level removed from the serious... Read more
Very well written, first person telling of the tip of the iceberg of the current financial mess. Pleasantly, the author does not waste our time grinding axes although he does point... Read morePublished on February 17, 2009 by Donald Ryan
This book really is little more than a narrative of the events that lead to the closing of Bear Sterns. This story is quite readable and is easily digestible to the layman. Read morePublished on February 1, 2009 by Gil Garver
Why did Bear Stearns fail and other investment banks equally leveraged survive? The author's story comes to the conclusion that it was matter of bad luck. Read morePublished on January 26, 2009 by andris virsnieks
My heart goes out to everyone at Bear, and the author here was first to get a book on this topic off the press. Read morePublished on November 23, 2008 by Pejman Hamidi