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"Time," January 13, 2009
"Frank Partnoy has an exceptionally well-timed book on Ivar Kreuger coming out."
Robert A. G. Monks, author of "Corpocracy" and "The New Global Investors"
""The Match King" is a skillfully told tale of the romance and the corruption involved in attempting to be on top of the world. How did Krueger enlisted the loyalty of the people essential to him? Yes, some he bought, but most -- he beguiled."
Ron Chernow, "The New Yorker," 3/23
"An engrossing study of Ivar Kreuger."
"A pertinent, timely tale of financial fraud and how it was maintained for so long."
"Booklist," review 4/15
"A timely and excellent book."
"Wall Street Journal"
"Frank Partnoy tells the story of Kreuger's rise and calamitous fall in an eminently readable and scholarly biography...the tale of the Match King holds lessons for our own day and for future generations."
"An absorbing tale and a poignant reminder that every boom has its scoundrels...Partnoy gives us a rich account of the Roaring Twenties' most astounding confidence man"
"["The Match King"] provides a fascinating insight into how high society falls prey to such colourful characters. Kreuger's story is uncannily relevant today."
"New Jersey Star Ledger"
"Ivar Kreuger, the super-secretive Swede who made Ponzi look like a piker, doesn't readily come to mind when discussing over-the-top scamsters. But Frank Partnoy's spreadsheet-thorough book should help change that."
""The Match King" is a fun, thought-provoking read that might have seem
No doubt the story of Kreuger's rise and fall would be fascinating, which thought prompted my purchase. Read morePublished on 21 Mar. 2013 by bookcrazy
One of the best books I have read in a long time. It is a wonderful experience when you find a book that catches your attention nearly to the point of obsession like this. Read morePublished on 8 Feb. 2013 by O. Dairo
I have to assume that the ratings of other reviewers say more about the subject that this book. The subject is fascinating, this book very average. Read morePublished on 5 Feb. 2011 by GORDON