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Jun 4, 2013 — Rajat Gupta was one of the wealthiest and most successful men in America. Why would he throw that away on an insider-trading scheme? A new book from financial journalist Anita Raghavan tries to uncover the motivations of a man who lost everything in the Galleon Group scandal.
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Aug 23, 2012 — In fiction, Robert Harris explores a financial crash and Jennifer DuBois recounts a fateful meeting. In nonfiction, Thomas Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum analyze how the U.S. lags, Tony Horwitz looks at abolitionist John Brown and Adam Gopnik considers the meaning of food.
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Feb 6, 2012 — Robert Harris' new novel explores the scary possibilities of the computerized world we have created for ourselves.
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Jun 8, 2011 — Actor James Franco details the lives of flailing California teens in his debut story collection, while Michael Capuzzo profiles a real life crime-fighting society. Daniel Okrent probes Prohibition, Sebastian Mallaby takes a hard look at hedge funds, and Laura Ingraham opens President Obama's "diaries."
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Jun 22, 2010 — Sebastian Mallaby's book is an expert primer on hedge funds — the "Ferraris of finance" — and a detailed portrait of Wall Street's daredevils. Reviewer Susan Jane Gilman says More Money Than God is illuminating ... and infuriating.
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Mar 2, 2010 — Harry Markopolos spent nearly a decade on Bernard Madoff's trail. He says his efforts to alert securities regulators about Madoff's schemes were repeatedly ignored. In a new book, he details how the Securities and Exchange Commission still lacks the tools for the job.
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Nov 13, 2007 — In his book A Demon of Our Own Design, Richard Bookstaber argues that the financial markets have grown so big and complex that understanding the real risk of an investment is nearly impossible and that big crashes like 1987 are almost inevitable.
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Feb 20, 2006 — The hedge fund industry is one of the fastest growing corners of the investment world. Now Wall Street insider — and hedge fund manager — Barton Biggs has exposed the industry's cast of characters to scrutiny in the book HedgeHogging.
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