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ISBN: 1410418359 / ISBN-13: 9781410418357

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

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In this superb and shocking narrative, Cohan chronicles the fall of Bear Stearns and the end of the Second Gilded Age on Wall Street. Cohan's minute ... Show synopsis

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  • House of Cards: A Tale of Hubris and Wretched Excess on Wall Street (Thorndike Press) – Hardcover (2009)
    by William D Cohan

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

    Hardcover, Thorndike Press
    2009
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    ISBN: 1410418359
    ISBN-13: 9781410418357

    On March 5, 2008, at 10:15 A.M., a hedge fund manager in Florida wrote a post on his investing advice Web site that included a startling statement about Bear Stearns & Co., the nation's fifth-largest investment bank: "In my book, they are insolvent." This seemed a bold and risky statement. Bear Stearns was about to announce profits of $115 million for the first quarter of 2008, had $17.3 billion in cash on hand, and, as the company incessantly boasted, had been a colossally profitable enterprise in the eighty-five years ... Show more

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