I had this book before and liked it very much. Mr.Thomas is a great writer who captures the essence of the time and subjects he writes about. It will take very little time to figure out who he does not have a lot of love for. hint (he was a President) not for the President or his policies or the people who were bankers and finance people of the time. Great book and great writer.
Wanted to like this book - i love stories about entitled rich people, but seriously it simply wasn't very well written, It seemed as though the author compensated for a lack of storytelling skill my using many many words when a few would have done the job,
This is more of a financial saga than a thriller. It's light on the technical details, heavy on the personalities. Thomas is very engaging, wry and humorous in the way he sizes up all the players and their motives. Yes, it's out of print, but you should be able to find it used somewhere,