At first glance, the neo-Cold War between the US and its post WWII European Allies vs. Russia over the Ukraine, and the stonewalling of Greece by the Troika.. For more.
The battle between the ‘haves’ and ‘have-nots’ of global financial policy is escalating to the point where the ‘haves’ might start to sweat – a tiny little. More here.
STARRED Review Library Journal. Based on original archival presidential correspondence, All the Presidents' Bankers: The Hidden Alliances that Drive American Power exposes a century of tight relationships and interdependence between America's past 19 presidents (from Teddy Roosevelt to Barack Obama) and key bankers (from J.P. Morgan to Jamie Dimon.) It unveils the ways in which the same people, through blood, mentorship and other symbiotic collaborations drove American domestic and foreign policy and transformed America into a super-power. Spanning the creation of the Federal Reserve, two world wars, the Cold War, Vietnam, the Iran hostage crisis, and international economic crises from the Panic of 1907 through today, APB divulges the historical alignment of the White House and Wall Street, presenting a haunting examination of the geneology of power. See more information. Check out the trailer.
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
Exceedingly well documented, this fascinating tale breaks down the interconnected relationships among corporations, Wall Street, and government regulators. Best Business Books 2004, The Library Journal
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 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