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Methinks there is too much protesting NOW when, back then, the making of big money had everyone looking the other way.
In this book, William D. Cohan sets out to give the reader an inside story of exactly what happened to Bear Stearns, an investment bank that collapsed in March 2008.
The first criticism is I think the author went into too much detail in the second part of the book detailing the history of many important people at Bear Sterns.
I really got a sense of the personalities and prevailing company cultures from this story. Very well done. Read morePublished 3 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 4 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 5 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 5 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 10 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 12 months ago by Jerry Sanchez
I would highly reccomend this book to anyone starting out on a career in Wall Street or anyone who wants to read the story of one of the Streets best CEO's ever and the chronicles... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Double Deuce
House of Cards was as good as I had hoped ... knowing the inherent interest level of the subject, I had hoped the writing would do the subject justice - and it does. Read morePublished 17 months ago by avid reader
A fun read which fills in the details regarding the demise of Bear Stearns. After reading how Bear Stearns was the only major Wall Street firm to decline the NY Fed's strongly... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Jeffrey S Roberts