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The Match King by Frank Partnoy

Title The Match King
Author Frank Partnoy
Publisher PublicAffairs
Release Date 2010-03-09
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 288
ISBN 1586488120
Language English, Spanish, and French
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At the height of the roaring '20s, Swedish émigré Ivar Kreuger made a fortune raising money in America and loaning it to Europe in exchange for matchstick monopolies. His enterprise was a rare success story throughout the Great Depression. Yet after his suicide in 1932, it became clear that Kreuger was not all he seemed: evidence surfaced of fudged accounting figures, off-balance-sheet accounting, even forgery. He created a raft of innovative financial products— many of them precursors to instruments wreaking havoc in today's markets. In this gripping financial biography, Frank Partnoy recasts the life story of a remarkable yet forgotten genius in ways that force us to re-think our ideas about the wisdom of crowds, the invisible hand, and the free and unfettered market.

The Match King by Frank Partnoy

Title The Match King
Author Frank Partnoy
Publisher PublicAffairs
Release Date 2010-03-09
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 288
ISBN 9780786741540
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

At the height of the roaring '20s, Swedish émigré Ivar Kreuger made a fortune raising money in America and loaning it to Europe in exchange for matchstick monopolies. His enterprise was a rare success story throughout the Great Depression. Yet after his suicide in 1932, it became clear that Kreuger was not all he seemed: evidence surfaced of fudged accounting figures, off-balance-sheet accounting, even forgery. He created a raft of innovative financial products— many of them precursors to instruments wreaking havoc in today's markets. In this gripping financial biography, Frank Partnoy recasts the life story of a remarkable yet forgotten genius in ways that force us to re-think our ideas about the wisdom of crowds, the invisible hand, and the free and unfettered market.

The Match King by Frank Partnoy

Title The Match King
Author Frank Partnoy
Publisher Basic Civitas Books
Release Date 2009
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 272
ISBN 9781586487430
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A nearly century-old Wall Street scandal rooted in unscrupulous investment banking and derivative hedge funds techniques developed by one man--Swedish âemigrâe and notorious charmer Ivar Kreuger. Kreuger made his fortune in the 1920s by raising money from American investors to lend to European governments in exchange for match monopolies. After the collapse of 1929, he continued to make money. Then in 1932 he suddenly committed suicide. As his fraudulent schemes unraveled in the wake of his death, the so-called "Kreuger crash" began, bankrupting millions and leading to the enactment of the securities laws of 1933 and 1934.

The Match King by Frank Partnoy

Title The Match King
Author Frank Partnoy
Publisher ReadHowYouWant.com
Release Date 2010-10-08
Category
Total Pages 504
ISBN 9781458759221
Language English, Spanish, and French
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the height of the roaring '20s, Swedish emigre Ivar Kreuger made a fortune raising money in America and loaning it to Europe in exchange for matchstick monopolies His enterprise was a rare success story throughout the Great Depression. Yet after Kreuger's suicide in 1932, the true nature of his empire emerged. Driven by success to adopt ever-more perilous practices, Kreuger had turned to shell companies in tax havens, fudged accounting figures, off-balance-sheet accounting, even forgery. He created a raft of innovative financial products - many of them precursors to instruments wreaking havoc in today's markets. When his Wall Street empire collapsed, millions went bankrupt. Frank Partnoy, a frequent commentator on financial disaster for the Financial Times, New York Times, NPR, and CBS's ''60 Minutes,'' recasts the life story of a remarkable yet forgotten genius in ways that force us to re-think our ideas about the wisdom of crowds, the invisible hand, and the free and unfettered market

Game Set Match by Susan Ware

Title Game Set Match
Author Susan Ware
Publisher Univ of North Carolina Press
Release Date 2011
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 282
ISBN 0807834548
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Argues that Billie Jean King's 1973 defeat of male player Bobby Riggs in tennis' Battle of the Sexes match helped, along with the passage of the Title IX anti-sex discrimination act, cause a revolution in women's sports.

Fiasco by Frank Partnoy

Title FIASCO
Author Frank Partnoy
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
Release Date 2009-04-06
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 272
ISBN 9780393336818
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

A paperback edition of a best-selling tour of the cutthroat world of Wall Street derivatives in the 1990s features a new epilogue and tracks the author's experiences as a successful young Morgan Stanley employee, in an account that traces the period's speculative frenzies and the ways in which they directly contributed to highly publicized losses. Reprint.

A Necessary Spectacle by Selena Roberts

Title A Necessary Spectacle
Author Selena Roberts
Publisher Crown
Release Date 2005
Category Social Science
Total Pages 272
ISBN UOM:39015062613313
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Provides an account of the 1973 Battle of the Sexes tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs, discussing its impact on the cultural history of the 1970s and its implications for the evolution of women's sports.

The Match King by Frank Partnoy

Title The Match King
Author Frank Partnoy
Publisher Profile Business
Release Date 2010
Category Capitalists and financiers
Total Pages 272
ISBN 186197938X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The story opens with the purchase of a 9mm Browning at a small Paris gun shop by a man named Ivar Kreuger. The next morning, the world's leading bankers nervously waited to ask Ivar about some forged Italian bonds. Hours later, his dead body was discovered and the largest financial empire of the era collapsed.This book traces Ivar's meteoric rise from the obscurity of provincial Sweden, to become a construction mogul and then a global business oligarch. Ivar acquired match monopolies throughout the world and usurped J. P. Morgan to become the leading lender to foreign governments. His financial innovations resonate today. A self made media figure, he discovered and promoted Greta Garbo but also advised politicians, including President Hoover. Was he a financial genius or merely a schemer? Did he really stage his own suicide? This book brings back to life one of the greatest swindlers of all times.

Ivar Kreuger by Lars-Erik Thunholm

Title Ivar Kreuger
Author Lars-Erik Thunholm
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2002
Category Capitalists and financiers
Total Pages 304
ISBN 9170549583
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Stand by Stephen King

Title The Stand
Author Stephen King
Publisher Anchor
Release Date 2008-06-24
Category Fiction
Total Pages 1200
ISBN 9780385528856
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The tie-in edition of the nine-part CBS All Access series starring Whoopi Goldberg, Alexander Skarsgard, and James Marsden. When a man escapes from a biological testing facility, he sets in motion a deadly domino effect, spreading a mutated strain of the flu that will wipe out 99 percent of humanity within a few weeks. The survivors who remain are scared, bewildered, and in need of a leader. Two emerge--Mother Abagail, the benevolent 108-year-old woman who urges them to build a peaceful community in Boulder, Colorado; and Randall Flagg, the nefarious "Dark Man," who delights in chaos and violence. As the dark man and the peaceful woman gather power, the survivors will have to choose between them--and ultimately decide the fate of all humanity.

Daughter Of The Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller

Title Daughter of the Pirate King
Author Tricia Levenseller
Publisher Feiwel & Friends
Release Date 2017-02-28
Category Young Adult Fiction
Total Pages 336
ISBN 9781250095978
Language English, Spanish, and French
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There will be plenty of time for me to beat him soundly once I've gotten what I came for. Sent on a mission to retrieve an ancient hidden map—the key to a legendary treasure trove—seventeen-year-old pirate captain Alosa deliberately allows herself to be captured by her enemies, giving her the perfect opportunity to search their ship. More than a match for the ruthless pirate crew, Alosa has only one thing standing between her and the map: her captor, the unexpectedly clever and unfairly attractive first mate Riden. But not to worry, for Alosa has a few tricks up her sleeve, and no lone pirate can stop the Daughter of the Pirate King. In Daughter of the Pirate King, debut author Tricia Levenseller blends action, adventure, romance, and a little bit of magic into a thrilling YA pirate tale.

The Tale Of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo

Title The Tale of Despereaux
Author Kate DiCamillo
Publisher Candlewick Press
Release Date 2009-09-08
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 272
ISBN 9780763649432
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A brave mouse, a covetous rat, a wishful serving girl, and a princess named Pea come together in Kate DiCamillo's Newbery Medal–winning tale. Welcome to the story of Despereaux Tilling, a mouse who is in love with music, stories, and a princess named Pea. It is also the story of a rat called Roscuro, who lives in the darkness and covets a world filled with light. And it is the story of Miggery Sow, a slow-witted serving girl who harbors a simple, impossible wish. These three characters are about to embark on a journey that will lead them down into a horrible dungeon, up into a glittering castle, and, ultimately, into each other's lives. What happens then? As Kate DiCamillo would say: Reader, it is your destiny to find out. With black-and-white illustrations and a refreshed cover by Timothy Basil Ering.

Lords Of Finance by Liaquat Ahamed

Title Lords of Finance
Author Liaquat Ahamed
Publisher Penguin
Release Date 2009-01-22
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 576
ISBN 9781440697968
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize “There is terrific prescience to be found in [Lords of Finance’s] portrait of times past…[A] writer of great verve and erudition, [Ahamed] easily connects the dots between the economic crises that rocked the world during the years his book covers and the fiscal emergencies that beset us today." - The New York Times It is commonly believed that the Great Depression that began in 1929 resulted from a confluence of events beyond any one person's or government's control. In fact, as Liaquat Ahamed reveals, it was the decisions made by a small number of central bankers that were the primary cause of that economic meltdown, the effects of which set the stage for World War II and reverberated for decades. As we continue to grapple with economic turmoil, Lords of Finance is a potent reminder of the enormous impact that the decisions of central bankers can have, their fallibility, and the terrible human consequences that can result when they are wrong.

A World Lit Only By Fire by William Manchester

Title A World Lit Only by Fire
Author William Manchester
Publisher Back Bay Books
Release Date 2009-09-26
Category History
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9780316082792
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A "lively and engaging" history of the Middle Ages (Dallas Morning News) from the acclaimed historian William Manchester, author of The Last Lion. From tales of chivalrous knights to the barbarity of trial by ordeal, no era has been a greater source of awe, horror, and wonder than the Middle Ages. In handsomely crafted prose, and with the grace and authority of his extraordinary gift for narrative history, William Manchester leads us from a civilization tottering on the brink of collapse to the grandeur of its rebirth: the dense explosion of energy that spawned some of history's greatest poets, philosophers, painters, adventurers, and reformers, as well as some of its most spectacular villains. "Manchester provides easy access to a fascinating age when our modern mentality was just being born." --Chicago Tribune

Infectious Greed by Frank Partnoy

Title Infectious Greed
Author Frank Partnoy
Publisher Times Books
Release Date 2014-06-03
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 480
ISBN 9781466872707
Language English, Spanish, and French
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From the bestselling author of F.I.A.S.C.O., a riveting chronicle of the rise of dangerous financial instruments and the growing crisis in American business One by one, major corporations such as Enron, Global Crossing, and Worldcom imploded all around us, prey to a greed-driven culture and dubious or illegal corporate finance and accounting. In a compelling and disturbing narrative, Frank Partnoy's Infectious Greed brings to bear all of his skills and experience as a securities attorney, financial analyst, law professor, and bestselling author to tell the story of the rise of the trading instruments and corporate financial structures that imperil the economic health of the country. Starting in the mid-1980s with the introduction of the first proto-derivatives, and taking us through such high-profile disasters as Barings Bank and Long Term Capital Management, Partnoy traces a seamless progression to today's dangerous manipulations. He documents how each new level of financial risk and complexity obscured the sickness of the company in question, and required ever more ingenious deceptions. It's an alarming story, but Partnoy offers a clear vision of how we can step back from the precipice.

The Running Man by Stephen King

Title The Running Man
Author Stephen King
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2016-03-08
Category Fiction
Total Pages 432
ISBN 9781501144516
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"With an Introduction by the author, 'The Importance of Being Bachman'."

F I A S C O by Frank Partnoy

Title F I A S C O
Author Frank Partnoy
Publisher Penguin Paperbacks
Release Date 1999
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 283
ISBN 0140278796
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

An assistant professor of law who was once a young derivatives salesman at Morgan Stanley shares his insight into the volatile and competitive world of complex securities, including the annual drunken skeet-shooting event called Fiasco. Reprint. 30,000 first printing. Tour.

Title The Life Of Margaret Laurence
Author James King
Publisher Vintage Canada
Release Date 2012-02-21
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 480
ISBN 9780307367211
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

The magnificent and long-awaited biography of the beloved writer who gave us the Manawaka novels, including The Diviners and The Stone Angel.

From A Buick 8 by Stephen King

Title From a Buick 8
Author Stephen King
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2017-11-14
Category Fiction
Total Pages 480
ISBN 9781501192197
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

On the heels of his hugely successful "Dreamcatchers" King delivers another classic novel about boys, men, and a terrifying force only they can contain.

Title King Ranch and Kingsville
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2011-10-01
Category King Ranch (Tex.)
Total Pages 383
ISBN 0979567793
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This book is a collection of fifty essays that were originally written for King Ranch's company newsletter between 1997 - 2010. These essays covered topics related to both King Ranch history, as well as South Texas.