Based on original archival presidential correspondence, All the Presidents' Bankers: The Hidden Alliances that Drive American Power exposes a century of the secret relationships and interdependence between America's past 19 presidents (from Teddy Roosevelt to Barack Obama) and key bankers of their day (from J.P. Morgan to Jamie Dimon.) It explores the shocking ways in which these symbiotic collaborations impacted American domestic and foreign policy, and shaped the nation's status as a super-power. The book spans the establishment of the Federal Reserve, two world wars, the Cold War, Vietnam, the Iran hostage crisis, and all international economic crises from the Panic of 1907 through today. It divulges the aligned, power plays of the White House and Wall Street and unveils how presidents made their mark on history, and with which banker(s) by their side.
In this vivid tableau of the 1929 Stock Market Crash, historical novel Black Tuesday captures the drama, romance and desperation of a distant past that mirrors the present, traversing the beleaguered immigrant community of the Lower East Side to the feral pit of Wall Street and the alluring glitter of Park Avenue. Black Tuesday is an epic saga that probes the terrible consequences of deception, greed and power through the eyes of a young immigrant woman, Leila Kahn, at the crossroads of her destiny. Click for excerpt.
"Having been at Goldman Sachs, Nomi Prins knows how to read spreadsheets, knows the people, and knows Wall Street's games. Nomi knows and now Nomi tells."
Jim Hightower, Author, Swim Against the Current
"In compelling, scathing prose, Nomi Prins shows how the key players escaped being brought to account, and kept their pet officials in power."
John Dizard, The Financial Times
Nomi Prins details the pernicious effects of a failure properly to manage the conflicts of interest at the heart of the financial system...provides the most revealing description yet of what it is like to work for the mighty Goldman Sachs.” Books of the year 2004, The Economist
"The real message here is that America is indeed a great country whose major malady is bad leadership."
Howard Dean, chairman, Democratic National Committee
The Trail follows a young financial journalist who leaves Wall Street only to discover a mysterious document hidden deep within a secret Washington, D.C. network. As the body count escalates, she is trapped in a sinister world of off-shore embezzlement and on-shore power plays, where everyone is suspect, and death, dollars and danger fluctuate faster than the Dow.
Chosen as a Forbes CEO Book Club Pick 2008