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Well, if you think that the current economic melt down was new and different, does Michael Perino have a surprise for you. In his “The Hellhound of Wall Street: How Ferdinand Pecora’s Investigation of the Great Crash Forever Changed American Finance,” Perino details the story of Ferdinand Pecora’s investigation of banking executives in 1933. The book opens with biographical insights into the background of Pecora, how he ended up in Washington, and how he found himself on the Senate Committee on Banking and Currency. In response to the Great Depression and facilitated by the political climate Pecora was in a prime location to make a name for himself. Perino’s meticulous research and reporting shine in this book. The prose sings and insights into the era and complexity of the circumstances (and wrong doing) are in every chapter. The narration of George Wilson is excellent. Its all here. I found myself comparing Pecora's era to our current economic problems and concluded "Same news different people."
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One of the best books on Wall Street History to date.
A must read for all those history buffs.
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