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House of Cards: A Tale of Hubris and Wretched Excess on Wall Street

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In March 2008, Bear Stearns, a swashbuckling eighty-four-year-old financial institution, was forced to sell itself to JPMorgan Chase for an outrageously low price in a deal brokered by Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, who was desperately trying to prevent the impending catastrophic market crash. But mere months before, an industry-wide boom had "the Bear" clocking a record high stock price. How did a giant investment bank with $18 billion in cash on hand disappear in a mere ten days? In this tour de force, Cohan provides a minute-by-minute account of the events that brought America's second Gilded Age to an end.

Filled with intimate portraits of the major players, high-end gossip, and smart financial analysis, House of Cards recounts in delicious narrative form the dramatic events behind the fall of Bear Stearns and what it revealed about the financial world's progression from irrational boom to cataclysmic bust. House of Cards is the Rosetta Stone for understanding the dramatic and the unprecedented events that have reshaped Wall Street and global finance in the past two years.

Synopsis:

Written with the novelistic verve and insider knowledge that made The Last Tycoons a bestseller and a prize winner, House of Cards is a chilling cautionary tale about greed, arrogance, and stupidity in the financial world, and the consequences for all of us.

About the Author

ALAN SKLAR has narrated over 75 audiobooks and earned numerous awards for his work. He has also provided the voice for thousands of corporate and medical videos, as well as many radio and TV commercials. He lives with his wife in New York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400141685
Author:
Cohan, William D.
Publisher:
Tantor Media Inc
Read by:
Sklar, Alan
Read:
Sklar, Alan
Narrated:
Sklar, Alan
Author:
Sklar, Alan
Location:
Old Saybrook
Subject:
Corporate & Business History - General
Subject:
Finance
Subject:
Corporate History
Subject:
Business-History and Biography
Subject:
General Business & Economics
Edition Description:
Unabridged,Library - Unabridged CD
Publication Date:
20090431
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Language:
English
Dimensions:
7 x 6.82 x 1.77 in 1.5 lb
Media Run Time:
500

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Business » History and Biographies

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