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Ugly Americans: The True Story of the Ivy League Cowboys Who Raided the Asian Markets for Millions

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< p> Ben Mezrich, author of the < em> New York Times< /em> bestseller < i> Bringing Down the House< /i> , returns with an astonishing story of Ivy League hedge-fund cowboys, high stakes, and the Asian underworld.< /p> < p> John Malcolm was the ultimate gunslinger in the Wild East, prepared to take on any level of risk in making mind-boggling sums of money. He and his friends were hedge-fund cowboys, living life on the adrenaline-, sex-, and drugs-fueled edge& #8212; kids running billion-dollar portfolios, trading information in the back rooms of high-class brothels and at VIP tables in nightclubs across the Far East.< /p> < p> Malcolm and his Ivy League-schooled twenty-something colleagues, with their warped sense of morality, created their own economic theory that would culminate in a single deal the likes of which had never been seen before& #8212; or since.< /p> < p> < i> Ugly Americans< /i> is a story of extremes, charged with wealth, nerve, excess, and glamour. A real-life mixture of < em> Liar's Poker< /em> and < em> Wall Street< /em> , brimming with intense action, romance, underground sex, vivid locales, and exotic characters, < i> Ugly Americans< /i> is the untold true story that rocked the financial community.< /p>

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Ben Mezrich, author of the New York Times bestseller Bringing Down the House, returns with an astonishing story of Ivy League hedge-fund cowboys, high stakes, and the Asian underworld.

John Malcolm was the ultimate gunslinger in the Wild East, prepared to take on any level of risk in making mind-boggling sums of money. He and his friends were hedge-fund cowboys, living life on the adrenaline-, sex-, and drugs-fueled edge&#8212;kids running billion-dollar portfolios, trading information in the back rooms of high-class brothels and at VIP tables in nightclubs across the Far East.

Malcolm and his Ivy League-schooled twenty-something colleagues, with their warped sense of morality, created their own economic theory that would culminate in a single deal the likes of which had never been seen before&#8212;or since.

Ugly Americans is a story of extremes, charged with wealth, nerve, excess, and glamour. A real-life mixture of Liar's Poker and Wall Street, brimming with intense action, romance, underground sex, vivid locales, and exotic characters, Ugly Americans is the untold true story that rocked the financial community.

Synopsis:

John Malcolm, a hungry young Princeton grad, traveled halfway across the world in search of the American dream and ultimately pulled off a trade that could, quite simply, be described as the biggest deal in the history of the financial markets. Surrounded by characters ripped out of a Hollywood thriller, he quickly learned how to survive in a cutthroat world-at the feet of the biggest players the markets have ever seen. Malcolm and his twenty-something, Ivy League-schooled colleagues, with there warped sense of morality and proportion, created their own economic theory: Arbitrage with a Battle Axe. They rode the crashing waves of the Asian markets during the mid - to late 1990s, culminating in a single deal the likes of which had never been seen before - or since. In a real-life mixture of Liar's Poker and Wall street, brimming with intense action, romance, underground sex, vivid locales, and exotic charcters, Ugly Americans is the untold, true story that will rock the financial co

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:
9780060575014
Subtitle:
The True Story of the Ivy League Cowboys Who Raided the Asian Markets for Millions
Author:
Mezrich, Ben
Author:
by Ben Mezrich
Publisher:
William Morrow Paperbacks
Subject:
Finance
Subject:
International - General
Subject:
Investments & Securities - General
Subject:
Business-Accounting and Finance
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Publication Date:
20050426
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.10x5.32x.72 in. .49 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Ben Mezrich, author of the New York Times bestseller Bringing Down the House, returns with an astonishing story of Ivy League hedge-fund cowboys, high stakes, and the Asian underworld.

John Malcolm was the ultimate gunslinger in the Wild East, prepared to take on any level of risk in making mind-boggling sums of money. He and his friends were hedge-fund cowboys, living life on the adrenaline-, sex-, and drugs-fueled edge&#8212;kids running billion-dollar portfolios, trading information in the back rooms of high-class brothels and at VIP tables in nightclubs across the Far East.

Malcolm and his Ivy League-schooled twenty-something colleagues, with their warped sense of morality, created their own economic theory that would culminate in a single deal the likes of which had never been seen before&#8212;or since.

Ugly Americans is a story of extremes, charged with wealth, nerve, excess, and glamour. A real-life mixture of Liar's Poker and Wall Street, brimming with intense action, romance, underground sex, vivid locales, and exotic characters, Ugly Americans is the untold true story that rocked the financial community.

"Synopsis" by , John Malcolm, a hungry young Princeton grad, traveled halfway across the world in search of the American dream and ultimately pulled off a trade that could, quite simply, be described as the biggest deal in the history of the financial markets. Surrounded by characters ripped out of a Hollywood thriller, he quickly learned how to survive in a cutthroat world-at the feet of the biggest players the markets have ever seen. Malcolm and his twenty-something, Ivy League-schooled colleagues, with there warped sense of morality and proportion, created their own economic theory: Arbitrage with a Battle Axe. They rode the crashing waves of the Asian markets during the mid - to late 1990s, culminating in a single deal the likes of which had never been seen before - or since. In a real-life mixture of Liar's Poker and Wall street, brimming with intense action, romance, underground sex, vivid locales, and exotic charcters, Ugly Americans is the untold, true story that will rock the financial co

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