George A. Needham, Founder and Chairman of Needham & Company "The tale of Ivar Krueger, vividly brought to life by Frank Partnoy, is a reminder that Wall Street has not changed much since the late 1920's. The players change, but the animal spirits remain the same. Anyone interested in today's financial crisis will be captivated by this story." "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."
'An enthralling cautionary tale of the recurring excesses of global finance ... The author displays a vivid touch in describing the Swedish parvenu's successful efforts to infiltrate the upper echelons of US finance.' Francesco Guerrera, Financial Times
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