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House of Cards - A Tale of Hubris and Wretched Excess on Wall Street

William D. Cohan

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In March 2008, Bear Stearns, a swashbuckling eighty-four-year-old financial institution, was forced to sell itself to JPMorgan Chase for an outrageously low price in a deal brokered by Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, who was desperately trying to prevent the impending catastrophic market crash. But mere months before, an industry-wide boom had "the Bear" clocking a record high stock price. How did a giant investment bank with $18 billion in cash on hand disappear in a mere ten days? In this tour de force, Cohan provides a minute-by-minute account of the events that brought America's second Gilded Age to an end. Filled with intimate portraits of the major players, high-end gossip, and smart financial analysis, House of Cards recounts in delicious narrative form the dramatic events behind the fall of Bear Stearns and what it revealed about the financial world's progression from irrational boom to cataclysmic bust. House of Cards is the Rosetta Stone for understanding the dramatic and the unprecedented events that have reshaped Wall Street and global finance in the past two years.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Alan Sklar

Length:

25h 17m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:39


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

30:13


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

01:05:44


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

50:29


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

19:48


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

46:33


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

39:55


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

39:40


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

54:10


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

24:06


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

52:56


Part 1, Chapter 11
Part 1, Chapter 11

39:48


Part 1, Chapter 12
Part 1, Chapter 12

25:20


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

24:35


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

24:26


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

22:44


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

47:45


Part 2, Chapter 17
Part 2, Chapter 17

01:11:37


Part 2, Chapter 18
Part 2, Chapter 18

15:32


Part 2, Chapter 19
Part 2, Chapter 19

39:09


Part 2, Chapter 20
Part 2, Chapter 20

34:19


Part 2, Chapter 21
Part 2, Chapter 21

01:12:19


Part 2, Chapter 22
Part 2, Chapter 22

51:26


Part 3, Chapter 23
Part 3, Chapter 23

47:56


Part 3, Chapter 24
Part 3, Chapter 24

29:47


Part 3, Chapter 25
Part 3, Chapter 25

01:13:14


Part 3, Chapter 26
Part 3, Chapter 26

01:03:38


Part 3, Chapter 27
Part 3, Chapter 27

01:34:46


Part 3, Chapter 28
Part 3, Chapter 28

45:48


Part 3, Chapter 29
Part 3, Chapter 29

01:29:25


Part 3, Chapter 30
Part 3, Chapter 30

01:06:59


Part 3, Chapter 31
Part 3, Chapter 31

31:56


Part 3, Chapter 32
Part 3, Chapter 32

01:20:36


Part 3, Chapter 33
Part 3, Chapter 33

00:27