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4.0 out of 5 stars Jaw-dropping!!, 13 Dec 2010
This review is from: House of Cards: How Wall Street's Gamblers Broke Capitalism (Paperback)
One of the most engrossing books I have read for a long time, this is Wall Street laid bare (if you pardon the pun).
The pace of this book starts at full-pelt with the collapse of Bear Sterns, gives you time to catch your breath with the history behind the company and the various characters that built the company up, and then takes off again sprinting to the finish with the demise of Lehman Brothers.
The most depressing thing about this book is that the banking world regard such crashes as an entirely natural phenomenon, part of the financial cycle of life, which pretty much encapsulates the deluded and completely skewed view of the world banks still have.
Other reviewers have covered in some detail the various chapters of this book, so I won't expand any further, but this is a cracking read.
The only reason I did not give this book a 5-star rating was because of the lack of a glossary, which would have made navigating the murky waters of international banking a little easier.
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