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"Riveting reading. . . . [Henriques] probably knows more than anyone outside the FBI and the Securities and Exchange Commission about the mechanics of the fraud. As a consequence, in The Wizard of Lies she is able to add significant detail to the story. . . . In the end the story holds us not because of the engrossing details of the scam, but because of the human dimension."--Liaquat Ahamed, The New York Times Book Review
"Henriques offers an impressive, meticulously reported postmortem not only of the Ponzi scheme but also of Madoff's entire career. . . . The Wizard of Lies is the definitive book on what Madoff did and how he did it."--Bloomberg Businessweek
"In The Wizard of Lies, Diana Henriques, who covered the Madoff scandal for the New York Times, offers a riveting history of Mr Madoff’s shady dealings and the shattering consequences of his theft. . . . She offers a raw and surprisingly moving portrait about the toll that Mr Madoff’s deceit took on his family."—The Economist
"Entertaining… Cogent and well researched, The Wizard of Lies is an engaging narrative… [The book] reveals many moments where Madoff might have been stopped. But his investors were too trusting or too greedy to ask the right questions and US regulators were too cowed and too disorganised."--Financial Times
Diana B. Henriques is the author of The White Sharks of Wall Street and Fidelity’s World. She is a senior financial writer for The New York Times, having joined the Times staff in 1989. A Polk Award winner and Pulitzer Prize finalist, she has won several awards for her work on the Times’s coverage of the Madoff scandal and was part of the team recognized as a Pulitzer finalist for its coverage of the financial crisis of 2008. She lives in Hoboken, New Jersey.
Really interesting, well written, detailed. Wish I had more of a background in Finance. I am still intrigued with the whole unfolding of the Ponzi scheme.Published 18 days ago by Diane K. Vara
well written and enjoyable but has more than its share of detail about the stock market.Published 2 months ago by john
No importa si sabes o no de inversiones o del mercado de valores, cuando se trata de inversiones, la gente normalmente confía en alguien (familiar, amigo, colega) que... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Ricardo Santos García
If you want to know more on Madoff in general, this might one of the best books out here. It starts explaining how Bernie started in finance, how he gains his customers and how his... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Straddle1985
Trying to read this book and stay awake. I can only make it through a little tiny bit at a time. I'm not sure if it's the author or just that the subject matter is so... Read morePublished 4 months ago by David H.
Best piece I've read on the Madoff story. A real eye opener about our financial markets and regulatory system. Incredible story of deception. Read morePublished 4 months ago by TimDrums
I followed the news events and analysis in the press of the Bernie Madoff events with astonishment, both at the scope of the deceit and the almost unbelievable hubris and treachery... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Strafford11