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Rigged: The True Story of an Ivy League Kid Who Changed the World of Oil, from Wall Street to Dubai (P.S.)

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From the author who brought you the massive New York Times bestseller Bringing Down the House, this is the startling rags-to-riches story of an Italian-American kid from the streets of Brooklyn who claws his way into the wild, frenetic world of the oil exchange.

After conquering the hallowed halls of Harvard Business School, he enters the testosterone-laced warrens of the Merc Exchange, the asylumlike oil exchange located in lower Manhattan. A place where billions of dollars trade hands every week, the Merc is like a casino on crack, where former garbagemen become millionaires overnight and where fistfights break out on the trading floor.

This ordinary kid has traded Brooklyn for the gold-lined hotel palaces of Dubai. He keeps company on the decks of private yachts in Monte Carlo--teeming with half-naked girls flown in by Saudi sheiks--and makes deals in the dangerous back alleys of Beijing.

But the Merc is just a starting place. Taken under the wing of another young gun and partnering with a mysterious young Muslim, the kid embarks on a dangerous adventure to revolutionize the oil trading industry--and, along with it, the world.

Rigged is the explicit, exclusive, true story behind the headlines that dominate the world stage.

Synopsis:

"Rigged" is the startling true story of David Russo, a rags-to-riches tale of a Brooklyn kid turned Harvard grad. He took on the old-world hierarchy and its powerful, monied kings, and set out to do the impossible--to build an energy exchange in the middle of the Arab world.

Synopsis:

After conquering the hallowed halls of Harvard Business School, an Italian-American kid from the streets of Brooklyn decides to take on the testosterone-fueled Merc Exchange in lower Manhattan—where billions of dollars in oil money trade hands every week and where fistfights are known to break out on the trading floor.

Soon our hero is living the good life in the gold-lined hotel palaces of Dubai and on private yachts in Monte Carlo, teeming with half-naked girls flown in by Saudi sheikhs, and making deals in the dangerous back alleys of Beijing. But that's only the beginning. Taken under the wing of another young gun and partnering with a mysterious young Muslim, the kid embarks on a dangerous adventure to revolutionize the oil trading industry—and, along with it, the world.

This is a true story.

About the Author

Ben Mezrich has published ten books, including the New York Times bestseller Bringing Down the House (now a Sony picture starring Kevin Spacey). He is a columnist for Boston Common and a contributor for Flush magazine (London). He lives in Boston, Massachusetts.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780061252730
Subtitle:
The True Story of an Ivy League Kid Who Changed the World of Oil, from Wall Street to Dubai
Author:
Mezrich, Ben
Author:
by Ben Mezrich
Publisher:
William Morrow Paperbacks
Subject:
Business
Subject:
Industries - Energy Industries
Subject:
Investments & Securities - General
Subject:
Petroleum industry and trade
Subject:
Businessmen
Subject:
Petroleum industry and trade -- United States.
Subject:
Businessmen -- United States.
Subject:
General Business & Economics
Subject:
Biography/Business
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series:
P.S.
Publication Date:
20080812
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
7.90x5.32x.80 in. .54 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , "Rigged" is the startling true story of David Russo, a rags-to-riches tale of a Brooklyn kid turned Harvard grad. He took on the old-world hierarchy and its powerful, monied kings, and set out to do the impossible--to build an energy exchange in the middle of the Arab world.
"Synopsis" by , After conquering the hallowed halls of Harvard Business School, an Italian-American kid from the streets of Brooklyn decides to take on the testosterone-fueled Merc Exchange in lower Manhattan—where billions of dollars in oil money trade hands every week and where fistfights are known to break out on the trading floor.

Soon our hero is living the good life in the gold-lined hotel palaces of Dubai and on private yachts in Monte Carlo, teeming with half-naked girls flown in by Saudi sheikhs, and making deals in the dangerous back alleys of Beijing. But that's only the beginning. Taken under the wing of another young gun and partnering with a mysterious young Muslim, the kid embarks on a dangerous adventure to revolutionize the oil trading industry—and, along with it, the world.

This is a true story.

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