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User Review  - kukulaj - LibraryThing

The main story here runs 1993 to 1998, from the start of LTCM to its collapse. There are lots of bits and pieces to the story. There is the arrogant confidence of the partners. There's how they ... Read full review

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User Review  - EricCostello - LibraryThing

This book examines the history of Long Term Capital Management, a firm that failed during the 1998 financial crisis, and explains how the firm was built and constructed, and why it collapsed. Pretty ... Read full review

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User Review  - rivkat - LibraryThing

While a better title might be “When Hubris Failed,” Lowenstein still tells an engaging and comprehensible story of fools who thought they were too smart to go broke, and turned out to be too big to ... Read full review

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User Review  - Carmenere - LibraryThing

This book is aptly named as it delivers just what the title implies. Young John Meriwether began his career as a high school math teacher. After only one year of teaching he enrolled in the University ... Read full review

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User Review  - shawnd - LibraryThing

I remember this to be captivating. I am not especially interested in hedge funds or Wall Street. I was interested in a current non-fiction about business and especially some dramatic turn of business ... Read full review

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User Review  - name99 - LibraryThing

Roger Lowenstein does a good job of telling this sort of story, making it far more interesting than the usual journalist's book about some business venture. But ultimately this is a depressing and ... Read full review


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