Ugly Americans: A True Story of High Stakes, Dirty Deals and One Man's $500 Million Gamble by Ben Mezrich

Ugly Americans: A True Story of High Stakes, Dirty Deals and One Man's $500 Million Gamble Author: Ben Mezrich
eBook Title: Ugly Americans: A True Story of High Stakes, Dirty Deals and One Man's $500 Million Gamble
ISBN10: 0099455056
ISBN13: 978-0099455059
Language: English
Publisher: Arrow Books (July 7, 2005)
Category: Biographies & Memoris
Subcategory: Professionals & Academics
Size ePub vers.: 1585 kb
Size PDF vers.: 1768 kb
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The true story of the Ivy League hedge fund cowboys who gambled with the dangerously high stakes of the Asian stock market. John Malcolm, high school football hero and Princeton graduate made his millions back in the early '90s, a time when dozens of elite young American graduates made their fortunes in hedge funds in the Far East, beating the Japanese at their own game, riding the crashing waves of the Asian stock markets, gambling at impossibly high stakes and winning. Failure meant not only bankruptcy and disgrace a la Nick Leeson, but potentially even death - at the hands of the Japanese Yakuza: one of the world's most notoriously violent organised crime syndicates. Ugly Americans tells Malcolm's story, and that of others like him, in a high octane book, filled with glamour, money and the dangers these incur, this true story is a cross between Mezrich's own best-selling Bringing Down the House and Michael Lewis' Liar's Poker.

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