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The Resource House of cards : a tale of hubris and wretched excess on Wall Street, William D. Cohan

House of cards : a tale of hubris and wretched excess on Wall Street, William D. Cohan

Label
House of cards : a tale of hubris and wretched excess on Wall Street
Title
House of cards
Title remainder
a tale of hubris and wretched excess on Wall Street
Statement of responsibility
William D. Cohan
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
William D. Cohan's superb and shocking narrative chronicles the fall of Bear Stearns and the end of the Second Gilded Age on Wall Street, explaining how a combination of risky bets, corporate political infighting, lax government regulations and truly bad decision-making wrought havoc on the world financial system
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cohan, William D
Dewey number
332.660973
Index
index present
LC call number
HG4930.5
LC item number
.C64 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bear, Stearns & Co
  • Investment banking
  • Bank failures
  • Financial crises
Target audience
adult
Label
House of cards : a tale of hubris and wretched excess on Wall Street, William D. Cohan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [451]-456) and index
Contents
How it happened : ten days in March. The ultimate roach motel ; The confidence game ; "Bear Stearns is not in trouble!" ; The run on the bank ; The armies of the night ; Feeding frenzy ; Total panic ; The price of moral hazard? $2 ; The Fed comes to the rescue (after the bubble is over) ; Mooning at the wake ; New developments from hell ; "We're the bad guys" -- Why it happened : eighty-five years. Cy ; Ace ; Jimmy ; May Day ; Haimchinkel Malintz Anaynikal ; The joy of mortgage-backed securities ; "Bullies always cave" ; The math whiz and the baseball star ; "We're all going to a picnic and the tickets are $250 million each" ; The fish rots from the head -- The end of the second Gilded Age. The 10-in-10 strategy ; Cayne CAPs Spector ; Cioffi's bubble ; "The entire subprime market is toast" ; "If there's fraud, we're gonna pay" ; A very stupid decision ; Nashville ; The Cayne Mutiny ; Desperate times call for hare-brained schemes ; The deluge
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
468 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780385528269
Lccn
2008053915
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn289095963
  • 1222993
Label
House of cards : a tale of hubris and wretched excess on Wall Street, William D. Cohan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [451]-456) and index
Contents
How it happened : ten days in March. The ultimate roach motel ; The confidence game ; "Bear Stearns is not in trouble!" ; The run on the bank ; The armies of the night ; Feeding frenzy ; Total panic ; The price of moral hazard? $2 ; The Fed comes to the rescue (after the bubble is over) ; Mooning at the wake ; New developments from hell ; "We're the bad guys" -- Why it happened : eighty-five years. Cy ; Ace ; Jimmy ; May Day ; Haimchinkel Malintz Anaynikal ; The joy of mortgage-backed securities ; "Bullies always cave" ; The math whiz and the baseball star ; "We're all going to a picnic and the tickets are $250 million each" ; The fish rots from the head -- The end of the second Gilded Age. The 10-in-10 strategy ; Cayne CAPs Spector ; Cioffi's bubble ; "The entire subprime market is toast" ; "If there's fraud, we're gonna pay" ; A very stupid decision ; Nashville ; The Cayne Mutiny ; Desperate times call for hare-brained schemes ; The deluge
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
468 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780385528269
Lccn
2008053915
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn289095963
  • 1222993

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