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WILLIAM D. COHAN, a former senior Wall Street investment banker, is the bestselling author of The Last Tycoons and the winner of the 2007 FT/Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award. He writes for The Financial Times, Fortune, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Daily Beast, and appears frequently on CNBC.
So all in all this is a book much like the story it is trying to tell.
This is a well written account of the dangerous speculative practices engaged in by one of the then existing major Wall Street investment banks,Bear Stearns.
Methinks there is too much protesting NOW when, back then, the making of big money had everyone looking the other way.
Very well written and an excellent accounting of the financial melt down which began on Wall Street. A great read!!Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Well written book with a very good structure. Has a lot of interesting insights and is definitely a must read.Published 1 month ago by Justus Hasu
I really got a sense of the personalities and prevailing company cultures from this story. Very well done. Read morePublished 5 months ago by gappo
This story went into incredible detail on the Bear Stearns Collapse. Sometimes, too much detail. It not only went into great detail on the day by day happenings that lead to the... Read morePublished 6 months ago by brianman3
The book provides a detailed (if highly opinionated) perspective on the fall of Bear Stearns. It is as fast paced and gripping as an Elmore Leonard novel!Published 6 months ago by Frederick W. Peters
This book is impressive considering that it was written in less than a year. The speed also explains its idiosyncrasies: It is largely composed of direct quotations. Read morePublished 7 months ago by John M. Kleeberg
This would be a 4-star book.. not to be too harsh on it, maybe 3.5 or so. I give it 3 because overall it just has too much, excruciating detail; Also, and probably more... Read morePublished 12 months ago by John Malkovich
The first half of this book is the detailed and gory story of the collapse of Bear Stearns. Mostly focused on events during March 2008 leading up to the collapse, Cohan does well... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Jerry Sanchez