Street Fighters: The Last 72 Hours of Bear Stearns, the Toughest Firm on Wall Street

Street Fighters: The Last 72 Hours of Bear Stearns, the Toughest Firm on Wall Street

The shocking fall of Bear Stearns in March 2008 set off a wave of global financial turmoil that continues to ripple. How could one of the oldest, most resilient firms on Wall Street go so far astray that it had to be sold at a fire sale price? How could the guys who ran Bear so aggressively miscalculate so completely? In this vivid and dramatic narrative, Kate Kelly takes The shocking fall of Bear Stearns in March 2008 set off a wave of global financial turmoil that continues to ripple. H...

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Title:Street Fighters: The Last 72 Hours of Bear Stearns, the Toughest Firm on Wall Street
Author:Kate Kelly
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Number of Pages:247 pages pages

Street Fighters: The Last 72 Hours of Bear Stearns, the Toughest Firm on Wall Street Reviews

  • Gil Bradshaw
    Nov 09, 2010

    A closer look at the fall of Bear Stearns in March 2008. It's an interesting story. The big take-away: many were in denial about their company until the last moment. ...

    Kind of a Cliff Notes version of William Cohan's book, House of Cards: A Tale of Hubris and Wretched Excess on Wall Street. But what I liked about it was that it was paced so fast that you are really able to get a sense of the urgency facing the main players at the doomed investment ba...

    Interesting read. ...

    Writing down the last 72 hrs of Bear Sterms like watching a documentary. no special language of literature skills to fly with ...

    I don't know anything about finances but the author used such description that it felt like I was there. It was very well written. ...

    Kelly's account of the last few desperate days of Bear Stearns is a spectacle of investigative reporting. Her writing is terse, masterful in its pacing, and at times even eloquent and poignant. The descriptions of financial instruments and mechanisms are lucid without being encumbered ...

    I read this after reading the big short. It was a great followup. This book covers only the last 72 hours of Bear Stearns. It was almost gripping even when you know how it will end. Will they figure out a way to stay afloat? Which deal will they take and why? And it offered such an ins...

    I would have to give this book 5 stars for information. If you are like me, you are aware that everything kind of took a dive in 2008 when it came to the economy. However, the first big bond bank to go down was Bear Sterns. Followed shortly by Lehman brothers. This book is about Bear S...

    http://avadhutrecommends.wordpress.com/ My Rating ? 3/5 Summary ? ?Street Fighters? gives a blow by blow account of the last 72 hours of Bear Sterns. The book is an extension of Kelly?s acclaimed series of articles written for The Wall Street Journal. Review ? ...

    A book written about the last 72 hours before Bear Sterns failed - by Kate Kelly who was The Wall Street Journal's beat journalist covering the events as they were happening in March of 2008. She has captured the culture of the place (Bear known for having PSDs as employees: Poor, smar...

    ...a story of one of the financial firms that failed during the Great Recession. The book focuses mostly on the last hours of Bear Stearns, from Thursday, March 13, 2008 to Sunday March 16, 2008. The fall of Bear Stearns was extremely fast - the issue became critical on late Thursday a...

    I don't want to come off as a DB but I'm probably going to. I was shocked how little I enjoyed this book. I felt there were some technical errors and wasn't broad enough. The view the reader got was from the top, I feel the author was enthralled with the money and power within the exec...

    In the course of 3 days in March 2008, the investment firm Bear Stearns went from the fifth largest investment firm on Wall Street to the brink of bankruptcy. How could a company of such prestige fall so hard in so little time? Kate Kelly, a Wall Street journalist chronicles and explor...

    A good little snapshot of the beginning of the 2008 fall of Wall Street. It highlights the personal panic/relief that many employees felt in the last hours of Bear Stearns more so than the greater market machinations. What it really conveys is how absolutely terrifying and crushing it ...

    Kate Kelly is a writer for The Wall Street Journal. The book grew from a three part series Kelly did for The Wall Street Journal. She details the final, frenzied last three days of Bear Stearns in March 2008. Bear Stearns was the 5th largest investment bank in the country and managemen...

    If you want to learn how a cash crunch in 2008 destroyed Bear Stearns, this book will be the text book on the history of it. The author was a wall street journal reporter that documented all of the events of the final 72 hours of Bear Sterns as they were forced into bankruptcy due to a...

    I've always been fascinated by the world of high finance-probably because it has always been enshrouded with mystery. I've never fully understood this boys' club, and while a lot of this went way over my head, Kelly's account of the last 72 hours of Bear Stearns was equally thrilling a...

    I do not have any background in finance or investing. However, the author has compiled a very accessible walk-through of the events that lead to the collapse of Bear Sterns. This is no dry time line of economic phenomena. Kate Kelly has taken great pains to show the human side of the p...

    This is a great book, but it is depressing. I think I will enjoy this book more in five years when the recession is over. If I were making beaucoup bucks again like I was in 2008, I probably would have rated this book higher. I felt like this book was written for the employees of Be...

  • Kristie Helms
    Sep 26, 2009

    A closer look at the fall of Bear Stearns in March 2008. It's an interesting story. The big take-away: many were in denial about their company until the last moment. ...

    Kind of a Cliff Notes version of William Cohan's book, House of Cards: A Tale of Hubris and Wretched Excess on Wall Street. But what I liked about it was that it was paced so fast that you are really able to get a sense of the urgency facing the main players at the doomed investment ba...

    Interesting read. ...

    Writing down the last 72 hrs of Bear Sterms like watching a documentary. no special language of literature skills to fly with ...

    I don't know anything about finances but the author used such description that it felt like I was there. It was very well written. ...

    Kelly's account of the last few desperate days of Bear Stearns is a spectacle of investigative reporting. Her writing is terse, masterful in its pacing, and at times even eloquent and poignant. The descriptions of financial instruments and mechanisms are lucid without being encumbered ...

    I read this after reading the big short. It was a great followup. This book covers only the last 72 hours of Bear Stearns. It was almost gripping even when you know how it will end. Will they figure out a way to stay afloat? Which deal will they take and why? And it offered such an ins...

    I would have to give this book 5 stars for information. If you are like me, you are aware that everything kind of took a dive in 2008 when it came to the economy. However, the first big bond bank to go down was Bear Sterns. Followed shortly by Lehman brothers. This book is about Bear S...

    http://avadhutrecommends.wordpress.com/ My Rating ? 3/5 Summary ? ?Street Fighters? gives a blow by blow account of the last 72 hours of Bear Sterns. The book is an extension of Kelly?s acclaimed series of articles written for The Wall Street Journal. Review ? ...

    A book written about the last 72 hours before Bear Sterns failed - by Kate Kelly who was The Wall Street Journal's beat journalist covering the events as they were happening in March of 2008. She has captured the culture of the place (Bear known for having PSDs as employees: Poor, smar...

    ...a story of one of the financial firms that failed during the Great Recession. The book focuses mostly on the last hours of Bear Stearns, from Thursday, March 13, 2008 to Sunday March 16, 2008. The fall of Bear Stearns was extremely fast - the issue became critical on late Thursday a...

    I don't want to come off as a DB but I'm probably going to. I was shocked how little I enjoyed this book. I felt there were some technical errors and wasn't broad enough. The view the reader got was from the top, I feel the author was enthralled with the money and power within the exec...

    In the course of 3 days in March 2008, the investment firm Bear Stearns went from the fifth largest investment firm on Wall Street to the brink of bankruptcy. How could a company of such prestige fall so hard in so little time? Kate Kelly, a Wall Street journalist chronicles and explor...

    A good little snapshot of the beginning of the 2008 fall of Wall Street. It highlights the personal panic/relief that many employees felt in the last hours of Bear Stearns more so than the greater market machinations. What it really conveys is how absolutely terrifying and crushing it ...

    Kate Kelly is a writer for The Wall Street Journal. The book grew from a three part series Kelly did for The Wall Street Journal. She details the final, frenzied last three days of Bear Stearns in March 2008. Bear Stearns was the 5th largest investment bank in the country and managemen...

    If you want to learn how a cash crunch in 2008 destroyed Bear Stearns, this book will be the text book on the history of it. The author was a wall street journal reporter that documented all of the events of the final 72 hours of Bear Sterns as they were forced into bankruptcy due to a...

    I've always been fascinated by the world of high finance-probably because it has always been enshrouded with mystery. I've never fully understood this boys' club, and while a lot of this went way over my head, Kelly's account of the last 72 hours of Bear Stearns was equally thrilling a...

    I do not have any background in finance or investing. However, the author has compiled a very accessible walk-through of the events that lead to the collapse of Bear Sterns. This is no dry time line of economic phenomena. Kate Kelly has taken great pains to show the human side of the p...

    This is a great book, but it is depressing. I think I will enjoy this book more in five years when the recession is over. If I were making beaucoup bucks again like I was in 2008, I probably would have rated this book higher. I felt like this book was written for the employees of Be...

    Believe it or not, this was a page-turner; I could hardly put it down, reading one night until 1:30 a.m. Dealing with the kind of money Bear Stearns was dealing with, it's hard for me to comprehend that on the Monday before the weekend detailed in the book, the top management thought t...

    This did a great job explaining a major event at the beginning of the financial crisis. The author didn't bog you down with all the technical financial jargon. You felt like a fly on the wall in the Bear Stearns offices. ...

    This book gives a great perspective into how the financial industry operates and eventually fell. Its a good look into the inter-connectedness of the system and this book and makes it easy to understand for anyone without any previous knowledge of the financial markets. ...

    A deep-dive into the last 3 days of Bear Stearns! Pretty freaking wild...if you're into that sort of thing. I think House of Cards might have been better (I didn't read it) because it isn't concentrated on just the final 3 days... ...

    A quick read that tells the story of how Bear Stearns failed and was sold over a 72 hour period. What is most interesting is how multi-billion dollar decisions are made by individuals under pressure. ...

    Fascinating account of what happened during Bear's final hours. Left a little wanting for a larger context if only because the rest of the crisis is still playing out. I think we're all still looking for a "why" and this book isn't the one to deliver on that question. Still. A quick, g...

  • Jamie
    Jun 06, 2013

    A closer look at the fall of Bear Stearns in March 2008. It's an interesting story. The big take-away: many were in denial about their company until the last moment. ...

    Kind of a Cliff Notes version of William Cohan's book, House of Cards: A Tale of Hubris and Wretched Excess on Wall Street. But what I liked about it was that it was paced so fast that you are really able to get a sense of the urgency facing the main players at the doomed investment ba...

    Interesting read. ...

    Writing down the last 72 hrs of Bear Sterms like watching a documentary. no special language of literature skills to fly with ...

    I don't know anything about finances but the author used such description that it felt like I was there. It was very well written. ...

    Kelly's account of the last few desperate days of Bear Stearns is a spectacle of investigative reporting. Her writing is terse, masterful in its pacing, and at times even eloquent and poignant. The descriptions of financial instruments and mechanisms are lucid without being encumbered ...

    I read this after reading the big short. It was a great followup. This book covers only the last 72 hours of Bear Stearns. It was almost gripping even when you know how it will end. Will they figure out a way to stay afloat? Which deal will they take and why? And it offered such an ins...

  • Elizabeth
    Jun 24, 2009

    A closer look at the fall of Bear Stearns in March 2008. It's an interesting story. The big take-away: many were in denial about their company until the last moment. ...

    Kind of a Cliff Notes version of William Cohan's book, House of Cards: A Tale of Hubris and Wretched Excess on Wall Street. But what I liked about it was that it was paced so fast that you are really able to get a sense of the urgency facing the main players at the doomed investment ba...

    Interesting read. ...

    Writing down the last 72 hrs of Bear Sterms like watching a documentary. no special language of literature skills to fly with ...

    I don't know anything about finances but the author used such description that it felt like I was there. It was very well written. ...

    Kelly's account of the last few desperate days of Bear Stearns is a spectacle of investigative reporting. Her writing is terse, masterful in its pacing, and at times even eloquent and poignant. The descriptions of financial instruments and mechanisms are lucid without being encumbered ...

    I read this after reading the big short. It was a great followup. This book covers only the last 72 hours of Bear Stearns. It was almost gripping even when you know how it will end. Will they figure out a way to stay afloat? Which deal will they take and why? And it offered such an ins...

    I would have to give this book 5 stars for information. If you are like me, you are aware that everything kind of took a dive in 2008 when it came to the economy. However, the first big bond bank to go down was Bear Sterns. Followed shortly by Lehman brothers. This book is about Bear S...

    http://avadhutrecommends.wordpress.com/ My Rating ? 3/5 Summary ? ?Street Fighters? gives a blow by blow account of the last 72 hours of Bear Sterns. The book is an extension of Kelly?s acclaimed series of articles written for The Wall Street Journal. Review ? ...

    A book written about the last 72 hours before Bear Sterns failed - by Kate Kelly who was The Wall Street Journal's beat journalist covering the events as they were happening in March of 2008. She has captured the culture of the place (Bear known for having PSDs as employees: Poor, smar...

    ...a story of one of the financial firms that failed during the Great Recession. The book focuses mostly on the last hours of Bear Stearns, from Thursday, March 13, 2008 to Sunday March 16, 2008. The fall of Bear Stearns was extremely fast - the issue became critical on late Thursday a...

    I don't want to come off as a DB but I'm probably going to. I was shocked how little I enjoyed this book. I felt there were some technical errors and wasn't broad enough. The view the reader got was from the top, I feel the author was enthralled with the money and power within the exec...

    In the course of 3 days in March 2008, the investment firm Bear Stearns went from the fifth largest investment firm on Wall Street to the brink of bankruptcy. How could a company of such prestige fall so hard in so little time? Kate Kelly, a Wall Street journalist chronicles and explor...

    A good little snapshot of the beginning of the 2008 fall of Wall Street. It highlights the personal panic/relief that many employees felt in the last hours of Bear Stearns more so than the greater market machinations. What it really conveys is how absolutely terrifying and crushing it ...

    Kate Kelly is a writer for The Wall Street Journal. The book grew from a three part series Kelly did for The Wall Street Journal. She details the final, frenzied last three days of Bear Stearns in March 2008. Bear Stearns was the 5th largest investment bank in the country and managemen...

    If you want to learn how a cash crunch in 2008 destroyed Bear Stearns, this book will be the text book on the history of it. The author was a wall street journal reporter that documented all of the events of the final 72 hours of Bear Sterns as they were forced into bankruptcy due to a...

    I've always been fascinated by the world of high finance-probably because it has always been enshrouded with mystery. I've never fully understood this boys' club, and while a lot of this went way over my head, Kelly's account of the last 72 hours of Bear Stearns was equally thrilling a...

    I do not have any background in finance or investing. However, the author has compiled a very accessible walk-through of the events that lead to the collapse of Bear Sterns. This is no dry time line of economic phenomena. Kate Kelly has taken great pains to show the human side of the p...

    This is a great book, but it is depressing. I think I will enjoy this book more in five years when the recession is over. If I were making beaucoup bucks again like I was in 2008, I probably would have rated this book higher. I felt like this book was written for the employees of Be...

    Believe it or not, this was a page-turner; I could hardly put it down, reading one night until 1:30 a.m. Dealing with the kind of money Bear Stearns was dealing with, it's hard for me to comprehend that on the Monday before the weekend detailed in the book, the top management thought t...

  • Daniel
    May 28, 2009

    A closer look at the fall of Bear Stearns in March 2008. It's an interesting story. The big take-away: many were in denial about their company until the last moment. ...

    Kind of a Cliff Notes version of William Cohan's book, House of Cards: A Tale of Hubris and Wretched Excess on Wall Street. But what I liked about it was that it was paced so fast that you are really able to get a sense of the urgency facing the main players at the doomed investment ba...

  • Erin
    Jun 09, 2009

    A closer look at the fall of Bear Stearns in March 2008. It's an interesting story. The big take-away: many were in denial about their company until the last moment. ...

    Kind of a Cliff Notes version of William Cohan's book, House of Cards: A Tale of Hubris and Wretched Excess on Wall Street. But what I liked about it was that it was paced so fast that you are really able to get a sense of the urgency facing the main players at the doomed investment ba...

    Interesting read. ...

    Writing down the last 72 hrs of Bear Sterms like watching a documentary. no special language of literature skills to fly with ...

    I don't know anything about finances but the author used such description that it felt like I was there. It was very well written. ...

    Kelly's account of the last few desperate days of Bear Stearns is a spectacle of investigative reporting. Her writing is terse, masterful in its pacing, and at times even eloquent and poignant. The descriptions of financial instruments and mechanisms are lucid without being encumbered ...

    I read this after reading the big short. It was a great followup. This book covers only the last 72 hours of Bear Stearns. It was almost gripping even when you know how it will end. Will they figure out a way to stay afloat? Which deal will they take and why? And it offered such an ins...

    I would have to give this book 5 stars for information. If you are like me, you are aware that everything kind of took a dive in 2008 when it came to the economy. However, the first big bond bank to go down was Bear Sterns. Followed shortly by Lehman brothers. This book is about Bear S...

    http://avadhutrecommends.wordpress.com/ My Rating ? 3/5 Summary ? ?Street Fighters? gives a blow by blow account of the last 72 hours of Bear Sterns. The book is an extension of Kelly?s acclaimed series of articles written for The Wall Street Journal. Review ? ...

    A book written about the last 72 hours before Bear Sterns failed - by Kate Kelly who was The Wall Street Journal's beat journalist covering the events as they were happening in March of 2008. She has captured the culture of the place (Bear known for having PSDs as employees: Poor, smar...

    ...a story of one of the financial firms that failed during the Great Recession. The book focuses mostly on the last hours of Bear Stearns, from Thursday, March 13, 2008 to Sunday March 16, 2008. The fall of Bear Stearns was extremely fast - the issue became critical on late Thursday a...

    I don't want to come off as a DB but I'm probably going to. I was shocked how little I enjoyed this book. I felt there were some technical errors and wasn't broad enough. The view the reader got was from the top, I feel the author was enthralled with the money and power within the exec...

    In the course of 3 days in March 2008, the investment firm Bear Stearns went from the fifth largest investment firm on Wall Street to the brink of bankruptcy. How could a company of such prestige fall so hard in so little time? Kate Kelly, a Wall Street journalist chronicles and explor...

    A good little snapshot of the beginning of the 2008 fall of Wall Street. It highlights the personal panic/relief that many employees felt in the last hours of Bear Stearns more so than the greater market machinations. What it really conveys is how absolutely terrifying and crushing it ...

    Kate Kelly is a writer for The Wall Street Journal. The book grew from a three part series Kelly did for The Wall Street Journal. She details the final, frenzied last three days of Bear Stearns in March 2008. Bear Stearns was the 5th largest investment bank in the country and managemen...

    If you want to learn how a cash crunch in 2008 destroyed Bear Stearns, this book will be the text book on the history of it. The author was a wall street journal reporter that documented all of the events of the final 72 hours of Bear Sterns as they were forced into bankruptcy due to a...

    I've always been fascinated by the world of high finance-probably because it has always been enshrouded with mystery. I've never fully understood this boys' club, and while a lot of this went way over my head, Kelly's account of the last 72 hours of Bear Stearns was equally thrilling a...

    I do not have any background in finance or investing. However, the author has compiled a very accessible walk-through of the events that lead to the collapse of Bear Sterns. This is no dry time line of economic phenomena. Kate Kelly has taken great pains to show the human side of the p...

    This is a great book, but it is depressing. I think I will enjoy this book more in five years when the recession is over. If I were making beaucoup bucks again like I was in 2008, I probably would have rated this book higher. I felt like this book was written for the employees of Be...

    Believe it or not, this was a page-turner; I could hardly put it down, reading one night until 1:30 a.m. Dealing with the kind of money Bear Stearns was dealing with, it's hard for me to comprehend that on the Monday before the weekend detailed in the book, the top management thought t...

    This did a great job explaining a major event at the beginning of the financial crisis. The author didn't bog you down with all the technical financial jargon. You felt like a fly on the wall in the Bear Stearns offices. ...

    This book gives a great perspective into how the financial industry operates and eventually fell. Its a good look into the inter-connectedness of the system and this book and makes it easy to understand for anyone without any previous knowledge of the financial markets. ...

  • Alicia
    Mar 13, 2010

    A closer look at the fall of Bear Stearns in March 2008. It's an interesting story. The big take-away: many were in denial about their company until the last moment. ...

    Kind of a Cliff Notes version of William Cohan's book, House of Cards: A Tale of Hubris and Wretched Excess on Wall Street. But what I liked about it was that it was paced so fast that you are really able to get a sense of the urgency facing the main players at the doomed investment ba...

    Interesting read. ...

    Writing down the last 72 hrs of Bear Sterms like watching a documentary. no special language of literature skills to fly with ...

    I don't know anything about finances but the author used such description that it felt like I was there. It was very well written. ...

    Kelly's account of the last few desperate days of Bear Stearns is a spectacle of investigative reporting. Her writing is terse, masterful in its pacing, and at times even eloquent and poignant. The descriptions of financial instruments and mechanisms are lucid without being encumbered ...

    I read this after reading the big short. It was a great followup. This book covers only the last 72 hours of Bear Stearns. It was almost gripping even when you know how it will end. Will they figure out a way to stay afloat? Which deal will they take and why? And it offered such an ins...

    I would have to give this book 5 stars for information. If you are like me, you are aware that everything kind of took a dive in 2008 when it came to the economy. However, the first big bond bank to go down was Bear Sterns. Followed shortly by Lehman brothers. This book is about Bear S...

  • Ron
    Jul 15, 2009

    A closer look at the fall of Bear Stearns in March 2008. It's an interesting story. The big take-away: many were in denial about their company until the last moment. ...

    Kind of a Cliff Notes version of William Cohan's book, House of Cards: A Tale of Hubris and Wretched Excess on Wall Street. But what I liked about it was that it was paced so fast that you are really able to get a sense of the urgency facing the main players at the doomed investment ba...

    Interesting read. ...

    Writing down the last 72 hrs of Bear Sterms like watching a documentary. no special language of literature skills to fly with ...

    I don't know anything about finances but the author used such description that it felt like I was there. It was very well written. ...

    Kelly's account of the last few desperate days of Bear Stearns is a spectacle of investigative reporting. Her writing is terse, masterful in its pacing, and at times even eloquent and poignant. The descriptions of financial instruments and mechanisms are lucid without being encumbered ...

    I read this after reading the big short. It was a great followup. This book covers only the last 72 hours of Bear Stearns. It was almost gripping even when you know how it will end. Will they figure out a way to stay afloat? Which deal will they take and why? And it offered such an ins...

    I would have to give this book 5 stars for information. If you are like me, you are aware that everything kind of took a dive in 2008 when it came to the economy. However, the first big bond bank to go down was Bear Sterns. Followed shortly by Lehman brothers. This book is about Bear S...

    http://avadhutrecommends.wordpress.com/ My Rating ? 3/5 Summary ? ?Street Fighters? gives a blow by blow account of the last 72 hours of Bear Sterns. The book is an extension of Kelly?s acclaimed series of articles written for The Wall Street Journal. Review ? ...

    A book written about the last 72 hours before Bear Sterns failed - by Kate Kelly who was The Wall Street Journal's beat journalist covering the events as they were happening in March of 2008. She has captured the culture of the place (Bear known for having PSDs as employees: Poor, smar...

    ...a story of one of the financial firms that failed during the Great Recession. The book focuses mostly on the last hours of Bear Stearns, from Thursday, March 13, 2008 to Sunday March 16, 2008. The fall of Bear Stearns was extremely fast - the issue became critical on late Thursday a...

    I don't want to come off as a DB but I'm probably going to. I was shocked how little I enjoyed this book. I felt there were some technical errors and wasn't broad enough. The view the reader got was from the top, I feel the author was enthralled with the money and power within the exec...

    In the course of 3 days in March 2008, the investment firm Bear Stearns went from the fifth largest investment firm on Wall Street to the brink of bankruptcy. How could a company of such prestige fall so hard in so little time? Kate Kelly, a Wall Street journalist chronicles and explor...

    A good little snapshot of the beginning of the 2008 fall of Wall Street. It highlights the personal panic/relief that many employees felt in the last hours of Bear Stearns more so than the greater market machinations. What it really conveys is how absolutely terrifying and crushing it ...

    Kate Kelly is a writer for The Wall Street Journal. The book grew from a three part series Kelly did for The Wall Street Journal. She details the final, frenzied last three days of Bear Stearns in March 2008. Bear Stearns was the 5th largest investment bank in the country and managemen...

    If you want to learn how a cash crunch in 2008 destroyed Bear Stearns, this book will be the text book on the history of it. The author was a wall street journal reporter that documented all of the events of the final 72 hours of Bear Sterns as they were forced into bankruptcy due to a...

  • Jack
    Jun 24, 2009

    A closer look at the fall of Bear Stearns in March 2008. It's an interesting story. The big take-away: many were in denial about their company until the last moment. ...

    Kind of a Cliff Notes version of William Cohan's book, House of Cards: A Tale of Hubris and Wretched Excess on Wall Street. But what I liked about it was that it was paced so fast that you are really able to get a sense of the urgency facing the main players at the doomed investment ba...

    Interesting read. ...

    Writing down the last 72 hrs of Bear Sterms like watching a documentary. no special language of literature skills to fly with ...

    I don't know anything about finances but the author used such description that it felt like I was there. It was very well written. ...

    Kelly's account of the last few desperate days of Bear Stearns is a spectacle of investigative reporting. Her writing is terse, masterful in its pacing, and at times even eloquent and poignant. The descriptions of financial instruments and mechanisms are lucid without being encumbered ...

    I read this after reading the big short. It was a great followup. This book covers only the last 72 hours of Bear Stearns. It was almost gripping even when you know how it will end. Will they figure out a way to stay afloat? Which deal will they take and why? And it offered such an ins...

    I would have to give this book 5 stars for information. If you are like me, you are aware that everything kind of took a dive in 2008 when it came to the economy. However, the first big bond bank to go down was Bear Sterns. Followed shortly by Lehman brothers. This book is about Bear S...

    http://avadhutrecommends.wordpress.com/ My Rating ? 3/5 Summary ? ?Street Fighters? gives a blow by blow account of the last 72 hours of Bear Sterns. The book is an extension of Kelly?s acclaimed series of articles written for The Wall Street Journal. Review ? ...

    A book written about the last 72 hours before Bear Sterns failed - by Kate Kelly who was The Wall Street Journal's beat journalist covering the events as they were happening in March of 2008. She has captured the culture of the place (Bear known for having PSDs as employees: Poor, smar...

    ...a story of one of the financial firms that failed during the Great Recession. The book focuses mostly on the last hours of Bear Stearns, from Thursday, March 13, 2008 to Sunday March 16, 2008. The fall of Bear Stearns was extremely fast - the issue became critical on late Thursday a...

  • Matt
    Jun 27, 2009

    A closer look at the fall of Bear Stearns in March 2008. It's an interesting story. The big take-away: many were in denial about their company until the last moment. ...

    Kind of a Cliff Notes version of William Cohan's book, House of Cards: A Tale of Hubris and Wretched Excess on Wall Street. But what I liked about it was that it was paced so fast that you are really able to get a sense of the urgency facing the main players at the doomed investment ba...

    Interesting read. ...

    Writing down the last 72 hrs of Bear Sterms like watching a documentary. no special language of literature skills to fly with ...

    I don't know anything about finances but the author used such description that it felt like I was there. It was very well written. ...

    Kelly's account of the last few desperate days of Bear Stearns is a spectacle of investigative reporting. Her writing is terse, masterful in its pacing, and at times even eloquent and poignant. The descriptions of financial instruments and mechanisms are lucid without being encumbered ...

    I read this after reading the big short. It was a great followup. This book covers only the last 72 hours of Bear Stearns. It was almost gripping even when you know how it will end. Will they figure out a way to stay afloat? Which deal will they take and why? And it offered such an ins...

    I would have to give this book 5 stars for information. If you are like me, you are aware that everything kind of took a dive in 2008 when it came to the economy. However, the first big bond bank to go down was Bear Sterns. Followed shortly by Lehman brothers. This book is about Bear S...

    http://avadhutrecommends.wordpress.com/ My Rating ? 3/5 Summary ? ?Street Fighters? gives a blow by blow account of the last 72 hours of Bear Sterns. The book is an extension of Kelly?s acclaimed series of articles written for The Wall Street Journal. Review ? ...

    A book written about the last 72 hours before Bear Sterns failed - by Kate Kelly who was The Wall Street Journal's beat journalist covering the events as they were happening in March of 2008. She has captured the culture of the place (Bear known for having PSDs as employees: Poor, smar...

    ...a story of one of the financial firms that failed during the Great Recession. The book focuses mostly on the last hours of Bear Stearns, from Thursday, March 13, 2008 to Sunday March 16, 2008. The fall of Bear Stearns was extremely fast - the issue became critical on late Thursday a...

    I don't want to come off as a DB but I'm probably going to. I was shocked how little I enjoyed this book. I felt there were some technical errors and wasn't broad enough. The view the reader got was from the top, I feel the author was enthralled with the money and power within the exec...

    In the course of 3 days in March 2008, the investment firm Bear Stearns went from the fifth largest investment firm on Wall Street to the brink of bankruptcy. How could a company of such prestige fall so hard in so little time? Kate Kelly, a Wall Street journalist chronicles and explor...

    A good little snapshot of the beginning of the 2008 fall of Wall Street. It highlights the personal panic/relief that many employees felt in the last hours of Bear Stearns more so than the greater market machinations. What it really conveys is how absolutely terrifying and crushing it ...

    Kate Kelly is a writer for The Wall Street Journal. The book grew from a three part series Kelly did for The Wall Street Journal. She details the final, frenzied last three days of Bear Stearns in March 2008. Bear Stearns was the 5th largest investment bank in the country and managemen...

    If you want to learn how a cash crunch in 2008 destroyed Bear Stearns, this book will be the text book on the history of it. The author was a wall street journal reporter that documented all of the events of the final 72 hours of Bear Sterns as they were forced into bankruptcy due to a...

    I've always been fascinated by the world of high finance-probably because it has always been enshrouded with mystery. I've never fully understood this boys' club, and while a lot of this went way over my head, Kelly's account of the last 72 hours of Bear Stearns was equally thrilling a...

    I do not have any background in finance or investing. However, the author has compiled a very accessible walk-through of the events that lead to the collapse of Bear Sterns. This is no dry time line of economic phenomena. Kate Kelly has taken great pains to show the human side of the p...

    This is a great book, but it is depressing. I think I will enjoy this book more in five years when the recession is over. If I were making beaucoup bucks again like I was in 2008, I probably would have rated this book higher. I felt like this book was written for the employees of Be...

    Believe it or not, this was a page-turner; I could hardly put it down, reading one night until 1:30 a.m. Dealing with the kind of money Bear Stearns was dealing with, it's hard for me to comprehend that on the Monday before the weekend detailed in the book, the top management thought t...

    This did a great job explaining a major event at the beginning of the financial crisis. The author didn't bog you down with all the technical financial jargon. You felt like a fly on the wall in the Bear Stearns offices. ...

    This book gives a great perspective into how the financial industry operates and eventually fell. Its a good look into the inter-connectedness of the system and this book and makes it easy to understand for anyone without any previous knowledge of the financial markets. ...

    A deep-dive into the last 3 days of Bear Stearns! Pretty freaking wild...if you're into that sort of thing. I think House of Cards might have been better (I didn't read it) because it isn't concentrated on just the final 3 days... ...

  • Bryan Craig
    Mar 22, 2018

    A closer look at the fall of Bear Stearns in March 2008. It's an interesting story. The big take-away: many were in denial about their company until the last moment. ...

  • Tripp Martin
    May 29, 2009

    A closer look at the fall of Bear Stearns in March 2008. It's an interesting story. The big take-away: many were in denial about their company until the last moment. ...

    Kind of a Cliff Notes version of William Cohan's book, House of Cards: A Tale of Hubris and Wretched Excess on Wall Street. But what I liked about it was that it was paced so fast that you are really able to get a sense of the urgency facing the main players at the doomed investment ba...

    Interesting read. ...

    Writing down the last 72 hrs of Bear Sterms like watching a documentary. no special language of literature skills to fly with ...

    I don't know anything about finances but the author used such description that it felt like I was there. It was very well written. ...

    Kelly's account of the last few desperate days of Bear Stearns is a spectacle of investigative reporting. Her writing is terse, masterful in its pacing, and at times even eloquent and poignant. The descriptions of financial instruments and mechanisms are lucid without being encumbered ...

    I read this after reading the big short. It was a great followup. This book covers only the last 72 hours of Bear Stearns. It was almost gripping even when you know how it will end. Will they figure out a way to stay afloat? Which deal will they take and why? And it offered such an ins...

    I would have to give this book 5 stars for information. If you are like me, you are aware that everything kind of took a dive in 2008 when it came to the economy. However, the first big bond bank to go down was Bear Sterns. Followed shortly by Lehman brothers. This book is about Bear S...

    http://avadhutrecommends.wordpress.com/ My Rating ? 3/5 Summary ? ?Street Fighters? gives a blow by blow account of the last 72 hours of Bear Sterns. The book is an extension of Kelly?s acclaimed series of articles written for The Wall Street Journal. Review ? ...

    A book written about the last 72 hours before Bear Sterns failed - by Kate Kelly who was The Wall Street Journal's beat journalist covering the events as they were happening in March of 2008. She has captured the culture of the place (Bear known for having PSDs as employees: Poor, smar...

    ...a story of one of the financial firms that failed during the Great Recession. The book focuses mostly on the last hours of Bear Stearns, from Thursday, March 13, 2008 to Sunday March 16, 2008. The fall of Bear Stearns was extremely fast - the issue became critical on late Thursday a...

    I don't want to come off as a DB but I'm probably going to. I was shocked how little I enjoyed this book. I felt there were some technical errors and wasn't broad enough. The view the reader got was from the top, I feel the author was enthralled with the money and power within the exec...

    In the course of 3 days in March 2008, the investment firm Bear Stearns went from the fifth largest investment firm on Wall Street to the brink of bankruptcy. How could a company of such prestige fall so hard in so little time? Kate Kelly, a Wall Street journalist chronicles and explor...

    A good little snapshot of the beginning of the 2008 fall of Wall Street. It highlights the personal panic/relief that many employees felt in the last hours of Bear Stearns more so than the greater market machinations. What it really conveys is how absolutely terrifying and crushing it ...

    Kate Kelly is a writer for The Wall Street Journal. The book grew from a three part series Kelly did for The Wall Street Journal. She details the final, frenzied last three days of Bear Stearns in March 2008. Bear Stearns was the 5th largest investment bank in the country and managemen...

    If you want to learn how a cash crunch in 2008 destroyed Bear Stearns, this book will be the text book on the history of it. The author was a wall street journal reporter that documented all of the events of the final 72 hours of Bear Sterns as they were forced into bankruptcy due to a...

    I've always been fascinated by the world of high finance-probably because it has always been enshrouded with mystery. I've never fully understood this boys' club, and while a lot of this went way over my head, Kelly's account of the last 72 hours of Bear Stearns was equally thrilling a...

    I do not have any background in finance or investing. However, the author has compiled a very accessible walk-through of the events that lead to the collapse of Bear Sterns. This is no dry time line of economic phenomena. Kate Kelly has taken great pains to show the human side of the p...

    This is a great book, but it is depressing. I think I will enjoy this book more in five years when the recession is over. If I were making beaucoup bucks again like I was in 2008, I probably would have rated this book higher. I felt like this book was written for the employees of Be...

    Believe it or not, this was a page-turner; I could hardly put it down, reading one night until 1:30 a.m. Dealing with the kind of money Bear Stearns was dealing with, it's hard for me to comprehend that on the Monday before the weekend detailed in the book, the top management thought t...

    This did a great job explaining a major event at the beginning of the financial crisis. The author didn't bog you down with all the technical financial jargon. You felt like a fly on the wall in the Bear Stearns offices. ...

    This book gives a great perspective into how the financial industry operates and eventually fell. Its a good look into the inter-connectedness of the system and this book and makes it easy to understand for anyone without any previous knowledge of the financial markets. ...

    A deep-dive into the last 3 days of Bear Stearns! Pretty freaking wild...if you're into that sort of thing. I think House of Cards might have been better (I didn't read it) because it isn't concentrated on just the final 3 days... ...

    A quick read that tells the story of how Bear Stearns failed and was sold over a 72 hour period. What is most interesting is how multi-billion dollar decisions are made by individuals under pressure. ...

    Fascinating account of what happened during Bear's final hours. Left a little wanting for a larger context if only because the rest of the crisis is still playing out. I think we're all still looking for a "why" and this book isn't the one to deliver on that question. Still. A quick, g...

    This corporate giant meltdown story, I understand even though I have zero clue as to what exactly Bear Stearns does. I suppose it helped that I imagined Alan Schwartz looked like Bart Bass. I googled the guy. He doesn't. At all. But great book, just the same. ...

    Gives a detailed, almost-hourly account into the last three days before Bear Stearns bankruptcy. However, it does not get into anything deeper. ...

    good for a quick history of its downfall but the book does not give much history behind Bear's problems and how it got to the last 72 hours. HOUSE OF CARDS by W. Cohan is much better ...

    Great read that piqued my interest in finance and more specifically the Great Recession years. I love how things work and the situations that occur afterwards. ...

    straightforward but interesting ...

  • Bill
    Jun 16, 2009

    A closer look at the fall of Bear Stearns in March 2008. It's an interesting story. The big take-away: many were in denial about their company until the last moment. ...

    Kind of a Cliff Notes version of William Cohan's book, House of Cards: A Tale of Hubris and Wretched Excess on Wall Street. But what I liked about it was that it was paced so fast that you are really able to get a sense of the urgency facing the main players at the doomed investment ba...

    Interesting read. ...

    Writing down the last 72 hrs of Bear Sterms like watching a documentary. no special language of literature skills to fly with ...

    I don't know anything about finances but the author used such description that it felt like I was there. It was very well written. ...

    Kelly's account of the last few desperate days of Bear Stearns is a spectacle of investigative reporting. Her writing is terse, masterful in its pacing, and at times even eloquent and poignant. The descriptions of financial instruments and mechanisms are lucid without being encumbered ...

    I read this after reading the big short. It was a great followup. This book covers only the last 72 hours of Bear Stearns. It was almost gripping even when you know how it will end. Will they figure out a way to stay afloat? Which deal will they take and why? And it offered such an ins...

    I would have to give this book 5 stars for information. If you are like me, you are aware that everything kind of took a dive in 2008 when it came to the economy. However, the first big bond bank to go down was Bear Sterns. Followed shortly by Lehman brothers. This book is about Bear S...

    http://avadhutrecommends.wordpress.com/ My Rating ? 3/5 Summary ? ?Street Fighters? gives a blow by blow account of the last 72 hours of Bear Sterns. The book is an extension of Kelly?s acclaimed series of articles written for The Wall Street Journal. Review ? ...

    A book written about the last 72 hours before Bear Sterns failed - by Kate Kelly who was The Wall Street Journal's beat journalist covering the events as they were happening in March of 2008. She has captured the culture of the place (Bear known for having PSDs as employees: Poor, smar...

    ...a story of one of the financial firms that failed during the Great Recession. The book focuses mostly on the last hours of Bear Stearns, from Thursday, March 13, 2008 to Sunday March 16, 2008. The fall of Bear Stearns was extremely fast - the issue became critical on late Thursday a...

    I don't want to come off as a DB but I'm probably going to. I was shocked how little I enjoyed this book. I felt there were some technical errors and wasn't broad enough. The view the reader got was from the top, I feel the author was enthralled with the money and power within the exec...

    In the course of 3 days in March 2008, the investment firm Bear Stearns went from the fifth largest investment firm on Wall Street to the brink of bankruptcy. How could a company of such prestige fall so hard in so little time? Kate Kelly, a Wall Street journalist chronicles and explor...

    A good little snapshot of the beginning of the 2008 fall of Wall Street. It highlights the personal panic/relief that many employees felt in the last hours of Bear Stearns more so than the greater market machinations. What it really conveys is how absolutely terrifying and crushing it ...

    Kate Kelly is a writer for The Wall Street Journal. The book grew from a three part series Kelly did for The Wall Street Journal. She details the final, frenzied last three days of Bear Stearns in March 2008. Bear Stearns was the 5th largest investment bank in the country and managemen...

    If you want to learn how a cash crunch in 2008 destroyed Bear Stearns, this book will be the text book on the history of it. The author was a wall street journal reporter that documented all of the events of the final 72 hours of Bear Sterns as they were forced into bankruptcy due to a...

    I've always been fascinated by the world of high finance-probably because it has always been enshrouded with mystery. I've never fully understood this boys' club, and while a lot of this went way over my head, Kelly's account of the last 72 hours of Bear Stearns was equally thrilling a...

    I do not have any background in finance or investing. However, the author has compiled a very accessible walk-through of the events that lead to the collapse of Bear Sterns. This is no dry time line of economic phenomena. Kate Kelly has taken great pains to show the human side of the p...

    This is a great book, but it is depressing. I think I will enjoy this book more in five years when the recession is over. If I were making beaucoup bucks again like I was in 2008, I probably would have rated this book higher. I felt like this book was written for the employees of Be...

    Believe it or not, this was a page-turner; I could hardly put it down, reading one night until 1:30 a.m. Dealing with the kind of money Bear Stearns was dealing with, it's hard for me to comprehend that on the Monday before the weekend detailed in the book, the top management thought t...

    This did a great job explaining a major event at the beginning of the financial crisis. The author didn't bog you down with all the technical financial jargon. You felt like a fly on the wall in the Bear Stearns offices. ...

    This book gives a great perspective into how the financial industry operates and eventually fell. Its a good look into the inter-connectedness of the system and this book and makes it easy to understand for anyone without any previous knowledge of the financial markets. ...

    A deep-dive into the last 3 days of Bear Stearns! Pretty freaking wild...if you're into that sort of thing. I think House of Cards might have been better (I didn't read it) because it isn't concentrated on just the final 3 days... ...

    A quick read that tells the story of how Bear Stearns failed and was sold over a 72 hour period. What is most interesting is how multi-billion dollar decisions are made by individuals under pressure. ...

  • Upom
    Nov 22, 2009

    A closer look at the fall of Bear Stearns in March 2008. It's an interesting story. The big take-away: many were in denial about their company until the last moment. ...

    Kind of a Cliff Notes version of William Cohan's book, House of Cards: A Tale of Hubris and Wretched Excess on Wall Street. But what I liked about it was that it was paced so fast that you are really able to get a sense of the urgency facing the main players at the doomed investment ba...

    Interesting read. ...

    Writing down the last 72 hrs of Bear Sterms like watching a documentary. no special language of literature skills to fly with ...

    I don't know anything about finances but the author used such description that it felt like I was there. It was very well written. ...

    Kelly's account of the last few desperate days of Bear Stearns is a spectacle of investigative reporting. Her writing is terse, masterful in its pacing, and at times even eloquent and poignant. The descriptions of financial instruments and mechanisms are lucid without being encumbered ...

    I read this after reading the big short. It was a great followup. This book covers only the last 72 hours of Bear Stearns. It was almost gripping even when you know how it will end. Will they figure out a way to stay afloat? Which deal will they take and why? And it offered such an ins...

    I would have to give this book 5 stars for information. If you are like me, you are aware that everything kind of took a dive in 2008 when it came to the economy. However, the first big bond bank to go down was Bear Sterns. Followed shortly by Lehman brothers. This book is about Bear S...

    http://avadhutrecommends.wordpress.com/ My Rating ? 3/5 Summary ? ?Street Fighters? gives a blow by blow account of the last 72 hours of Bear Sterns. The book is an extension of Kelly?s acclaimed series of articles written for The Wall Street Journal. Review ? ...

    A book written about the last 72 hours before Bear Sterns failed - by Kate Kelly who was The Wall Street Journal's beat journalist covering the events as they were happening in March of 2008. She has captured the culture of the place (Bear known for having PSDs as employees: Poor, smar...

    ...a story of one of the financial firms that failed during the Great Recession. The book focuses mostly on the last hours of Bear Stearns, from Thursday, March 13, 2008 to Sunday March 16, 2008. The fall of Bear Stearns was extremely fast - the issue became critical on late Thursday a...

    I don't want to come off as a DB but I'm probably going to. I was shocked how little I enjoyed this book. I felt there were some technical errors and wasn't broad enough. The view the reader got was from the top, I feel the author was enthralled with the money and power within the exec...

    In the course of 3 days in March 2008, the investment firm Bear Stearns went from the fifth largest investment firm on Wall Street to the brink of bankruptcy. How could a company of such prestige fall so hard in so little time? Kate Kelly, a Wall Street journalist chronicles and explor...

  • Maggie
    Jul 09, 2009

    A closer look at the fall of Bear Stearns in March 2008. It's an interesting story. The big take-away: many were in denial about their company until the last moment. ...

    Kind of a Cliff Notes version of William Cohan's book, House of Cards: A Tale of Hubris and Wretched Excess on Wall Street. But what I liked about it was that it was paced so fast that you are really able to get a sense of the urgency facing the main players at the doomed investment ba...

    Interesting read. ...

    Writing down the last 72 hrs of Bear Sterms like watching a documentary. no special language of literature skills to fly with ...

    I don't know anything about finances but the author used such description that it felt like I was there. It was very well written. ...

    Kelly's account of the last few desperate days of Bear Stearns is a spectacle of investigative reporting. Her writing is terse, masterful in its pacing, and at times even eloquent and poignant. The descriptions of financial instruments and mechanisms are lucid without being encumbered ...

    I read this after reading the big short. It was a great followup. This book covers only the last 72 hours of Bear Stearns. It was almost gripping even when you know how it will end. Will they figure out a way to stay afloat? Which deal will they take and why? And it offered such an ins...

    I would have to give this book 5 stars for information. If you are like me, you are aware that everything kind of took a dive in 2008 when it came to the economy. However, the first big bond bank to go down was Bear Sterns. Followed shortly by Lehman brothers. This book is about Bear S...

    http://avadhutrecommends.wordpress.com/ My Rating ? 3/5 Summary ? ?Street Fighters? gives a blow by blow account of the last 72 hours of Bear Sterns. The book is an extension of Kelly?s acclaimed series of articles written for The Wall Street Journal. Review ? ...

    A book written about the last 72 hours before Bear Sterns failed - by Kate Kelly who was The Wall Street Journal's beat journalist covering the events as they were happening in March of 2008. She has captured the culture of the place (Bear known for having PSDs as employees: Poor, smar...

    ...a story of one of the financial firms that failed during the Great Recession. The book focuses mostly on the last hours of Bear Stearns, from Thursday, March 13, 2008 to Sunday March 16, 2008. The fall of Bear Stearns was extremely fast - the issue became critical on late Thursday a...

    I don't want to come off as a DB but I'm probably going to. I was shocked how little I enjoyed this book. I felt there were some technical errors and wasn't broad enough. The view the reader got was from the top, I feel the author was enthralled with the money and power within the exec...

    In the course of 3 days in March 2008, the investment firm Bear Stearns went from the fifth largest investment firm on Wall Street to the brink of bankruptcy. How could a company of such prestige fall so hard in so little time? Kate Kelly, a Wall Street journalist chronicles and explor...

    A good little snapshot of the beginning of the 2008 fall of Wall Street. It highlights the personal panic/relief that many employees felt in the last hours of Bear Stearns more so than the greater market machinations. What it really conveys is how absolutely terrifying and crushing it ...

  • Melissa
    Sep 07, 2009

    A closer look at the fall of Bear Stearns in March 2008. It's an interesting story. The big take-away: many were in denial about their company until the last moment. ...

    Kind of a Cliff Notes version of William Cohan's book, House of Cards: A Tale of Hubris and Wretched Excess on Wall Street. But what I liked about it was that it was paced so fast that you are really able to get a sense of the urgency facing the main players at the doomed investment ba...

    Interesting read. ...

    Writing down the last 72 hrs of Bear Sterms like watching a documentary. no special language of literature skills to fly with ...

    I don't know anything about finances but the author used such description that it felt like I was there. It was very well written. ...

    Kelly's account of the last few desperate days of Bear Stearns is a spectacle of investigative reporting. Her writing is terse, masterful in its pacing, and at times even eloquent and poignant. The descriptions of financial instruments and mechanisms are lucid without being encumbered ...

    I read this after reading the big short. It was a great followup. This book covers only the last 72 hours of Bear Stearns. It was almost gripping even when you know how it will end. Will they figure out a way to stay afloat? Which deal will they take and why? And it offered such an ins...

    I would have to give this book 5 stars for information. If you are like me, you are aware that everything kind of took a dive in 2008 when it came to the economy. However, the first big bond bank to go down was Bear Sterns. Followed shortly by Lehman brothers. This book is about Bear S...

    http://avadhutrecommends.wordpress.com/ My Rating ? 3/5 Summary ? ?Street Fighters? gives a blow by blow account of the last 72 hours of Bear Sterns. The book is an extension of Kelly?s acclaimed series of articles written for The Wall Street Journal. Review ? ...

    A book written about the last 72 hours before Bear Sterns failed - by Kate Kelly who was The Wall Street Journal's beat journalist covering the events as they were happening in March of 2008. She has captured the culture of the place (Bear known for having PSDs as employees: Poor, smar...

    ...a story of one of the financial firms that failed during the Great Recession. The book focuses mostly on the last hours of Bear Stearns, from Thursday, March 13, 2008 to Sunday March 16, 2008. The fall of Bear Stearns was extremely fast - the issue became critical on late Thursday a...

    I don't want to come off as a DB but I'm probably going to. I was shocked how little I enjoyed this book. I felt there were some technical errors and wasn't broad enough. The view the reader got was from the top, I feel the author was enthralled with the money and power within the exec...

    In the course of 3 days in March 2008, the investment firm Bear Stearns went from the fifth largest investment firm on Wall Street to the brink of bankruptcy. How could a company of such prestige fall so hard in so little time? Kate Kelly, a Wall Street journalist chronicles and explor...

    A good little snapshot of the beginning of the 2008 fall of Wall Street. It highlights the personal panic/relief that many employees felt in the last hours of Bear Stearns more so than the greater market machinations. What it really conveys is how absolutely terrifying and crushing it ...

    Kate Kelly is a writer for The Wall Street Journal. The book grew from a three part series Kelly did for The Wall Street Journal. She details the final, frenzied last three days of Bear Stearns in March 2008. Bear Stearns was the 5th largest investment bank in the country and managemen...

    If you want to learn how a cash crunch in 2008 destroyed Bear Stearns, this book will be the text book on the history of it. The author was a wall street journal reporter that documented all of the events of the final 72 hours of Bear Sterns as they were forced into bankruptcy due to a...

    I've always been fascinated by the world of high finance-probably because it has always been enshrouded with mystery. I've never fully understood this boys' club, and while a lot of this went way over my head, Kelly's account of the last 72 hours of Bear Stearns was equally thrilling a...

    I do not have any background in finance or investing. However, the author has compiled a very accessible walk-through of the events that lead to the collapse of Bear Sterns. This is no dry time line of economic phenomena. Kate Kelly has taken great pains to show the human side of the p...

    This is a great book, but it is depressing. I think I will enjoy this book more in five years when the recession is over. If I were making beaucoup bucks again like I was in 2008, I probably would have rated this book higher. I felt like this book was written for the employees of Be...

    Believe it or not, this was a page-turner; I could hardly put it down, reading one night until 1:30 a.m. Dealing with the kind of money Bear Stearns was dealing with, it's hard for me to comprehend that on the Monday before the weekend detailed in the book, the top management thought t...

    This did a great job explaining a major event at the beginning of the financial crisis. The author didn't bog you down with all the technical financial jargon. You felt like a fly on the wall in the Bear Stearns offices. ...

    This book gives a great perspective into how the financial industry operates and eventually fell. Its a good look into the inter-connectedness of the system and this book and makes it easy to understand for anyone without any previous knowledge of the financial markets. ...

    A deep-dive into the last 3 days of Bear Stearns! Pretty freaking wild...if you're into that sort of thing. I think House of Cards might have been better (I didn't read it) because it isn't concentrated on just the final 3 days... ...

    A quick read that tells the story of how Bear Stearns failed and was sold over a 72 hour period. What is most interesting is how multi-billion dollar decisions are made by individuals under pressure. ...

    Fascinating account of what happened during Bear's final hours. Left a little wanting for a larger context if only because the rest of the crisis is still playing out. I think we're all still looking for a "why" and this book isn't the one to deliver on that question. Still. A quick, g...

    This corporate giant meltdown story, I understand even though I have zero clue as to what exactly Bear Stearns does. I suppose it helped that I imagined Alan Schwartz looked like Bart Bass. I googled the guy. He doesn't. At all. But great book, just the same. ...

  • Nate
    Jul 07, 2011

    A closer look at the fall of Bear Stearns in March 2008. It's an interesting story. The big take-away: many were in denial about their company until the last moment. ...

    Kind of a Cliff Notes version of William Cohan's book, House of Cards: A Tale of Hubris and Wretched Excess on Wall Street. But what I liked about it was that it was paced so fast that you are really able to get a sense of the urgency facing the main players at the doomed investment ba...

    Interesting read. ...

    Writing down the last 72 hrs of Bear Sterms like watching a documentary. no special language of literature skills to fly with ...

    I don't know anything about finances but the author used such description that it felt like I was there. It was very well written. ...

    Kelly's account of the last few desperate days of Bear Stearns is a spectacle of investigative reporting. Her writing is terse, masterful in its pacing, and at times even eloquent and poignant. The descriptions of financial instruments and mechanisms are lucid without being encumbered ...

    I read this after reading the big short. It was a great followup. This book covers only the last 72 hours of Bear Stearns. It was almost gripping even when you know how it will end. Will they figure out a way to stay afloat? Which deal will they take and why? And it offered such an ins...

    I would have to give this book 5 stars for information. If you are like me, you are aware that everything kind of took a dive in 2008 when it came to the economy. However, the first big bond bank to go down was Bear Sterns. Followed shortly by Lehman brothers. This book is about Bear S...

    http://avadhutrecommends.wordpress.com/ My Rating ? 3/5 Summary ? ?Street Fighters? gives a blow by blow account of the last 72 hours of Bear Sterns. The book is an extension of Kelly?s acclaimed series of articles written for The Wall Street Journal. Review ? ...

    A book written about the last 72 hours before Bear Sterns failed - by Kate Kelly who was The Wall Street Journal's beat journalist covering the events as they were happening in March of 2008. She has captured the culture of the place (Bear known for having PSDs as employees: Poor, smar...

    ...a story of one of the financial firms that failed during the Great Recession. The book focuses mostly on the last hours of Bear Stearns, from Thursday, March 13, 2008 to Sunday March 16, 2008. The fall of Bear Stearns was extremely fast - the issue became critical on late Thursday a...

    I don't want to come off as a DB but I'm probably going to. I was shocked how little I enjoyed this book. I felt there were some technical errors and wasn't broad enough. The view the reader got was from the top, I feel the author was enthralled with the money and power within the exec...

    In the course of 3 days in March 2008, the investment firm Bear Stearns went from the fifth largest investment firm on Wall Street to the brink of bankruptcy. How could a company of such prestige fall so hard in so little time? Kate Kelly, a Wall Street journalist chronicles and explor...

    A good little snapshot of the beginning of the 2008 fall of Wall Street. It highlights the personal panic/relief that many employees felt in the last hours of Bear Stearns more so than the greater market machinations. What it really conveys is how absolutely terrifying and crushing it ...

    Kate Kelly is a writer for The Wall Street Journal. The book grew from a three part series Kelly did for The Wall Street Journal. She details the final, frenzied last three days of Bear Stearns in March 2008. Bear Stearns was the 5th largest investment bank in the country and managemen...

    If you want to learn how a cash crunch in 2008 destroyed Bear Stearns, this book will be the text book on the history of it. The author was a wall street journal reporter that documented all of the events of the final 72 hours of Bear Sterns as they were forced into bankruptcy due to a...

    I've always been fascinated by the world of high finance-probably because it has always been enshrouded with mystery. I've never fully understood this boys' club, and while a lot of this went way over my head, Kelly's account of the last 72 hours of Bear Stearns was equally thrilling a...

    I do not have any background in finance or investing. However, the author has compiled a very accessible walk-through of the events that lead to the collapse of Bear Sterns. This is no dry time line of economic phenomena. Kate Kelly has taken great pains to show the human side of the p...

  • Carl Phillips
    Mar 31, 2010

    A closer look at the fall of Bear Stearns in March 2008. It's an interesting story. The big take-away: many were in denial about their company until the last moment. ...

    Kind of a Cliff Notes version of William Cohan's book, House of Cards: A Tale of Hubris and Wretched Excess on Wall Street. But what I liked about it was that it was paced so fast that you are really able to get a sense of the urgency facing the main players at the doomed investment ba...

    Interesting read. ...

    Writing down the last 72 hrs of Bear Sterms like watching a documentary. no special language of literature skills to fly with ...

    I don't know anything about finances but the author used such description that it felt like I was there. It was very well written. ...

    Kelly's account of the last few desperate days of Bear Stearns is a spectacle of investigative reporting. Her writing is terse, masterful in its pacing, and at times even eloquent and poignant. The descriptions of financial instruments and mechanisms are lucid without being encumbered ...

    I read this after reading the big short. It was a great followup. This book covers only the last 72 hours of Bear Stearns. It was almost gripping even when you know how it will end. Will they figure out a way to stay afloat? Which deal will they take and why? And it offered such an ins...

    I would have to give this book 5 stars for information. If you are like me, you are aware that everything kind of took a dive in 2008 when it came to the economy. However, the first big bond bank to go down was Bear Sterns. Followed shortly by Lehman brothers. This book is about Bear S...

    http://avadhutrecommends.wordpress.com/ My Rating ? 3/5 Summary ? ?Street Fighters? gives a blow by blow account of the last 72 hours of Bear Sterns. The book is an extension of Kelly?s acclaimed series of articles written for The Wall Street Journal. Review ? ...

    A book written about the last 72 hours before Bear Sterns failed - by Kate Kelly who was The Wall Street Journal's beat journalist covering the events as they were happening in March of 2008. She has captured the culture of the place (Bear known for having PSDs as employees: Poor, smar...

    ...a story of one of the financial firms that failed during the Great Recession. The book focuses mostly on the last hours of Bear Stearns, from Thursday, March 13, 2008 to Sunday March 16, 2008. The fall of Bear Stearns was extremely fast - the issue became critical on late Thursday a...

    I don't want to come off as a DB but I'm probably going to. I was shocked how little I enjoyed this book. I felt there were some technical errors and wasn't broad enough. The view the reader got was from the top, I feel the author was enthralled with the money and power within the exec...

    In the course of 3 days in March 2008, the investment firm Bear Stearns went from the fifth largest investment firm on Wall Street to the brink of bankruptcy. How could a company of such prestige fall so hard in so little time? Kate Kelly, a Wall Street journalist chronicles and explor...

    A good little snapshot of the beginning of the 2008 fall of Wall Street. It highlights the personal panic/relief that many employees felt in the last hours of Bear Stearns more so than the greater market machinations. What it really conveys is how absolutely terrifying and crushing it ...

    Kate Kelly is a writer for The Wall Street Journal. The book grew from a three part series Kelly did for The Wall Street Journal. She details the final, frenzied last three days of Bear Stearns in March 2008. Bear Stearns was the 5th largest investment bank in the country and managemen...

  • Jen
    Jan 05, 2010

    A closer look at the fall of Bear Stearns in March 2008. It's an interesting story. The big take-away: many were in denial about their company until the last moment. ...

    Kind of a Cliff Notes version of William Cohan's book, House of Cards: A Tale of Hubris and Wretched Excess on Wall Street. But what I liked about it was that it was paced so fast that you are really able to get a sense of the urgency facing the main players at the doomed investment ba...

    Interesting read. ...

    Writing down the last 72 hrs of Bear Sterms like watching a documentary. no special language of literature skills to fly with ...

    I don't know anything about finances but the author used such description that it felt like I was there. It was very well written. ...

    Kelly's account of the last few desperate days of Bear Stearns is a spectacle of investigative reporting. Her writing is terse, masterful in its pacing, and at times even eloquent and poignant. The descriptions of financial instruments and mechanisms are lucid without being encumbered ...

    I read this after reading the big short. It was a great followup. This book covers only the last 72 hours of Bear Stearns. It was almost gripping even when you know how it will end. Will they figure out a way to stay afloat? Which deal will they take and why? And it offered such an ins...

    I would have to give this book 5 stars for information. If you are like me, you are aware that everything kind of took a dive in 2008 when it came to the economy. However, the first big bond bank to go down was Bear Sterns. Followed shortly by Lehman brothers. This book is about Bear S...

    http://avadhutrecommends.wordpress.com/ My Rating ? 3/5 Summary ? ?Street Fighters? gives a blow by blow account of the last 72 hours of Bear Sterns. The book is an extension of Kelly?s acclaimed series of articles written for The Wall Street Journal. Review ? ...

    A book written about the last 72 hours before Bear Sterns failed - by Kate Kelly who was The Wall Street Journal's beat journalist covering the events as they were happening in March of 2008. She has captured the culture of the place (Bear known for having PSDs as employees: Poor, smar...

    ...a story of one of the financial firms that failed during the Great Recession. The book focuses mostly on the last hours of Bear Stearns, from Thursday, March 13, 2008 to Sunday March 16, 2008. The fall of Bear Stearns was extremely fast - the issue became critical on late Thursday a...

    I don't want to come off as a DB but I'm probably going to. I was shocked how little I enjoyed this book. I felt there were some technical errors and wasn't broad enough. The view the reader got was from the top, I feel the author was enthralled with the money and power within the exec...

    In the course of 3 days in March 2008, the investment firm Bear Stearns went from the fifth largest investment firm on Wall Street to the brink of bankruptcy. How could a company of such prestige fall so hard in so little time? Kate Kelly, a Wall Street journalist chronicles and explor...

    A good little snapshot of the beginning of the 2008 fall of Wall Street. It highlights the personal panic/relief that many employees felt in the last hours of Bear Stearns more so than the greater market machinations. What it really conveys is how absolutely terrifying and crushing it ...

    Kate Kelly is a writer for The Wall Street Journal. The book grew from a three part series Kelly did for The Wall Street Journal. She details the final, frenzied last three days of Bear Stearns in March 2008. Bear Stearns was the 5th largest investment bank in the country and managemen...

    If you want to learn how a cash crunch in 2008 destroyed Bear Stearns, this book will be the text book on the history of it. The author was a wall street journal reporter that documented all of the events of the final 72 hours of Bear Sterns as they were forced into bankruptcy due to a...

    I've always been fascinated by the world of high finance-probably because it has always been enshrouded with mystery. I've never fully understood this boys' club, and while a lot of this went way over my head, Kelly's account of the last 72 hours of Bear Stearns was equally thrilling a...

    I do not have any background in finance or investing. However, the author has compiled a very accessible walk-through of the events that lead to the collapse of Bear Sterns. This is no dry time line of economic phenomena. Kate Kelly has taken great pains to show the human side of the p...

    This is a great book, but it is depressing. I think I will enjoy this book more in five years when the recession is over. If I were making beaucoup bucks again like I was in 2008, I probably would have rated this book higher. I felt like this book was written for the employees of Be...

    Believe it or not, this was a page-turner; I could hardly put it down, reading one night until 1:30 a.m. Dealing with the kind of money Bear Stearns was dealing with, it's hard for me to comprehend that on the Monday before the weekend detailed in the book, the top management thought t...

    This did a great job explaining a major event at the beginning of the financial crisis. The author didn't bog you down with all the technical financial jargon. You felt like a fly on the wall in the Bear Stearns offices. ...

  • Ingrid M.
    May 25, 2015

    A closer look at the fall of Bear Stearns in March 2008. It's an interesting story. The big take-away: many were in denial about their company until the last moment. ...

    Kind of a Cliff Notes version of William Cohan's book, House of Cards: A Tale of Hubris and Wretched Excess on Wall Street. But what I liked about it was that it was paced so fast that you are really able to get a sense of the urgency facing the main players at the doomed investment ba...

    Interesting read. ...

    Writing down the last 72 hrs of Bear Sterms like watching a documentary. no special language of literature skills to fly with ...

    I don't know anything about finances but the author used such description that it felt like I was there. It was very well written. ...

    Kelly's account of the last few desperate days of Bear Stearns is a spectacle of investigative reporting. Her writing is terse, masterful in its pacing, and at times even eloquent and poignant. The descriptions of financial instruments and mechanisms are lucid without being encumbered ...

    I read this after reading the big short. It was a great followup. This book covers only the last 72 hours of Bear Stearns. It was almost gripping even when you know how it will end. Will they figure out a way to stay afloat? Which deal will they take and why? And it offered such an ins...

    I would have to give this book 5 stars for information. If you are like me, you are aware that everything kind of took a dive in 2008 when it came to the economy. However, the first big bond bank to go down was Bear Sterns. Followed shortly by Lehman brothers. This book is about Bear S...

    http://avadhutrecommends.wordpress.com/ My Rating ? 3/5 Summary ? ?Street Fighters? gives a blow by blow account of the last 72 hours of Bear Sterns. The book is an extension of Kelly?s acclaimed series of articles written for The Wall Street Journal. Review ? ...

    A book written about the last 72 hours before Bear Sterns failed - by Kate Kelly who was The Wall Street Journal's beat journalist covering the events as they were happening in March of 2008. She has captured the culture of the place (Bear known for having PSDs as employees: Poor, smar...

    ...a story of one of the financial firms that failed during the Great Recession. The book focuses mostly on the last hours of Bear Stearns, from Thursday, March 13, 2008 to Sunday March 16, 2008. The fall of Bear Stearns was extremely fast - the issue became critical on late Thursday a...

    I don't want to come off as a DB but I'm probably going to. I was shocked how little I enjoyed this book. I felt there were some technical errors and wasn't broad enough. The view the reader got was from the top, I feel the author was enthralled with the money and power within the exec...

    In the course of 3 days in March 2008, the investment firm Bear Stearns went from the fifth largest investment firm on Wall Street to the brink of bankruptcy. How could a company of such prestige fall so hard in so little time? Kate Kelly, a Wall Street journalist chronicles and explor...

    A good little snapshot of the beginning of the 2008 fall of Wall Street. It highlights the personal panic/relief that many employees felt in the last hours of Bear Stearns more so than the greater market machinations. What it really conveys is how absolutely terrifying and crushing it ...

    Kate Kelly is a writer for The Wall Street Journal. The book grew from a three part series Kelly did for The Wall Street Journal. She details the final, frenzied last three days of Bear Stearns in March 2008. Bear Stearns was the 5th largest investment bank in the country and managemen...

    If you want to learn how a cash crunch in 2008 destroyed Bear Stearns, this book will be the text book on the history of it. The author was a wall street journal reporter that documented all of the events of the final 72 hours of Bear Sterns as they were forced into bankruptcy due to a...

    I've always been fascinated by the world of high finance-probably because it has always been enshrouded with mystery. I've never fully understood this boys' club, and while a lot of this went way over my head, Kelly's account of the last 72 hours of Bear Stearns was equally thrilling a...

  • Jack
    Feb 05, 2011

    A closer look at the fall of Bear Stearns in March 2008. It's an interesting story. The big take-away: many were in denial about their company until the last moment. ...

    Kind of a Cliff Notes version of William Cohan's book, House of Cards: A Tale of Hubris and Wretched Excess on Wall Street. But what I liked about it was that it was paced so fast that you are really able to get a sense of the urgency facing the main players at the doomed investment ba...

    Interesting read. ...

    Writing down the last 72 hrs of Bear Sterms like watching a documentary. no special language of literature skills to fly with ...

    I don't know anything about finances but the author used such description that it felt like I was there. It was very well written. ...

    Kelly's account of the last few desperate days of Bear Stearns is a spectacle of investigative reporting. Her writing is terse, masterful in its pacing, and at times even eloquent and poignant. The descriptions of financial instruments and mechanisms are lucid without being encumbered ...

    I read this after reading the big short. It was a great followup. This book covers only the last 72 hours of Bear Stearns. It was almost gripping even when you know how it will end. Will they figure out a way to stay afloat? Which deal will they take and why? And it offered such an ins...

    I would have to give this book 5 stars for information. If you are like me, you are aware that everything kind of took a dive in 2008 when it came to the economy. However, the first big bond bank to go down was Bear Sterns. Followed shortly by Lehman brothers. This book is about Bear S...

    http://avadhutrecommends.wordpress.com/ My Rating ? 3/5 Summary ? ?Street Fighters? gives a blow by blow account of the last 72 hours of Bear Sterns. The book is an extension of Kelly?s acclaimed series of articles written for The Wall Street Journal. Review ? ...

    A book written about the last 72 hours before Bear Sterns failed - by Kate Kelly who was The Wall Street Journal's beat journalist covering the events as they were happening in March of 2008. She has captured the culture of the place (Bear known for having PSDs as employees: Poor, smar...

    ...a story of one of the financial firms that failed during the Great Recession. The book focuses mostly on the last hours of Bear Stearns, from Thursday, March 13, 2008 to Sunday March 16, 2008. The fall of Bear Stearns was extremely fast - the issue became critical on late Thursday a...

    I don't want to come off as a DB but I'm probably going to. I was shocked how little I enjoyed this book. I felt there were some technical errors and wasn't broad enough. The view the reader got was from the top, I feel the author was enthralled with the money and power within the exec...

    In the course of 3 days in March 2008, the investment firm Bear Stearns went from the fifth largest investment firm on Wall Street to the brink of bankruptcy. How could a company of such prestige fall so hard in so little time? Kate Kelly, a Wall Street journalist chronicles and explor...

    A good little snapshot of the beginning of the 2008 fall of Wall Street. It highlights the personal panic/relief that many employees felt in the last hours of Bear Stearns more so than the greater market machinations. What it really conveys is how absolutely terrifying and crushing it ...

    Kate Kelly is a writer for The Wall Street Journal. The book grew from a three part series Kelly did for The Wall Street Journal. She details the final, frenzied last three days of Bear Stearns in March 2008. Bear Stearns was the 5th largest investment bank in the country and managemen...

    If you want to learn how a cash crunch in 2008 destroyed Bear Stearns, this book will be the text book on the history of it. The author was a wall street journal reporter that documented all of the events of the final 72 hours of Bear Sterns as they were forced into bankruptcy due to a...

    I've always been fascinated by the world of high finance-probably because it has always been enshrouded with mystery. I've never fully understood this boys' club, and while a lot of this went way over my head, Kelly's account of the last 72 hours of Bear Stearns was equally thrilling a...

    I do not have any background in finance or investing. However, the author has compiled a very accessible walk-through of the events that lead to the collapse of Bear Sterns. This is no dry time line of economic phenomena. Kate Kelly has taken great pains to show the human side of the p...

    This is a great book, but it is depressing. I think I will enjoy this book more in five years when the recession is over. If I were making beaucoup bucks again like I was in 2008, I probably would have rated this book higher. I felt like this book was written for the employees of Be...

    Believe it or not, this was a page-turner; I could hardly put it down, reading one night until 1:30 a.m. Dealing with the kind of money Bear Stearns was dealing with, it's hard for me to comprehend that on the Monday before the weekend detailed in the book, the top management thought t...

    This did a great job explaining a major event at the beginning of the financial crisis. The author didn't bog you down with all the technical financial jargon. You felt like a fly on the wall in the Bear Stearns offices. ...

    This book gives a great perspective into how the financial industry operates and eventually fell. Its a good look into the inter-connectedness of the system and this book and makes it easy to understand for anyone without any previous knowledge of the financial markets. ...

    A deep-dive into the last 3 days of Bear Stearns! Pretty freaking wild...if you're into that sort of thing. I think House of Cards might have been better (I didn't read it) because it isn't concentrated on just the final 3 days... ...

    A quick read that tells the story of how Bear Stearns failed and was sold over a 72 hour period. What is most interesting is how multi-billion dollar decisions are made by individuals under pressure. ...

    Fascinating account of what happened during Bear's final hours. Left a little wanting for a larger context if only because the rest of the crisis is still playing out. I think we're all still looking for a "why" and this book isn't the one to deliver on that question. Still. A quick, g...

    This corporate giant meltdown story, I understand even though I have zero clue as to what exactly Bear Stearns does. I suppose it helped that I imagined Alan Schwartz looked like Bart Bass. I googled the guy. He doesn't. At all. But great book, just the same. ...

    Gives a detailed, almost-hourly account into the last three days before Bear Stearns bankruptcy. However, it does not get into anything deeper. ...

    good for a quick history of its downfall but the book does not give much history behind Bear's problems and how it got to the last 72 hours. HOUSE OF CARDS by W. Cohan is much better ...

  • Jennifer
    Sep 09, 2017

    A closer look at the fall of Bear Stearns in March 2008. It's an interesting story. The big take-away: many were in denial about their company until the last moment. ...

    Kind of a Cliff Notes version of William Cohan's book, House of Cards: A Tale of Hubris and Wretched Excess on Wall Street. But what I liked about it was that it was paced so fast that you are really able to get a sense of the urgency facing the main players at the doomed investment ba...

    Interesting read. ...

    Writing down the last 72 hrs of Bear Sterms like watching a documentary. no special language of literature skills to fly with ...

    I don't know anything about finances but the author used such description that it felt like I was there. It was very well written. ...

  • Vandita
    Jul 31, 2011

    A closer look at the fall of Bear Stearns in March 2008. It's an interesting story. The big take-away: many were in denial about their company until the last moment. ...

    Kind of a Cliff Notes version of William Cohan's book, House of Cards: A Tale of Hubris and Wretched Excess on Wall Street. But what I liked about it was that it was paced so fast that you are really able to get a sense of the urgency facing the main players at the doomed investment ba...

    Interesting read. ...

    Writing down the last 72 hrs of Bear Sterms like watching a documentary. no special language of literature skills to fly with ...

    I don't know anything about finances but the author used such description that it felt like I was there. It was very well written. ...

    Kelly's account of the last few desperate days of Bear Stearns is a spectacle of investigative reporting. Her writing is terse, masterful in its pacing, and at times even eloquent and poignant. The descriptions of financial instruments and mechanisms are lucid without being encumbered ...

    I read this after reading the big short. It was a great followup. This book covers only the last 72 hours of Bear Stearns. It was almost gripping even when you know how it will end. Will they figure out a way to stay afloat? Which deal will they take and why? And it offered such an ins...

    I would have to give this book 5 stars for information. If you are like me, you are aware that everything kind of took a dive in 2008 when it came to the economy. However, the first big bond bank to go down was Bear Sterns. Followed shortly by Lehman brothers. This book is about Bear S...

    http://avadhutrecommends.wordpress.com/ My Rating ? 3/5 Summary ? ?Street Fighters? gives a blow by blow account of the last 72 hours of Bear Sterns. The book is an extension of Kelly?s acclaimed series of articles written for The Wall Street Journal. Review ? ...

    A book written about the last 72 hours before Bear Sterns failed - by Kate Kelly who was The Wall Street Journal's beat journalist covering the events as they were happening in March of 2008. She has captured the culture of the place (Bear known for having PSDs as employees: Poor, smar...

  • Avadhut
    Dec 17, 2011

    A closer look at the fall of Bear Stearns in March 2008. It's an interesting story. The big take-away: many were in denial about their company until the last moment. ...

    Kind of a Cliff Notes version of William Cohan's book, House of Cards: A Tale of Hubris and Wretched Excess on Wall Street. But what I liked about it was that it was paced so fast that you are really able to get a sense of the urgency facing the main players at the doomed investment ba...

    Interesting read. ...

    Writing down the last 72 hrs of Bear Sterms like watching a documentary. no special language of literature skills to fly with ...

    I don't know anything about finances but the author used such description that it felt like I was there. It was very well written. ...

    Kelly's account of the last few desperate days of Bear Stearns is a spectacle of investigative reporting. Her writing is terse, masterful in its pacing, and at times even eloquent and poignant. The descriptions of financial instruments and mechanisms are lucid without being encumbered ...

    I read this after reading the big short. It was a great followup. This book covers only the last 72 hours of Bear Stearns. It was almost gripping even when you know how it will end. Will they figure out a way to stay afloat? Which deal will they take and why? And it offered such an ins...

    I would have to give this book 5 stars for information. If you are like me, you are aware that everything kind of took a dive in 2008 when it came to the economy. However, the first big bond bank to go down was Bear Sterns. Followed shortly by Lehman brothers. This book is about Bear S...

    http://avadhutrecommends.wordpress.com/ My Rating ? 3/5 Summary ? ?Street Fighters? gives a blow by blow account of the last 72 hours of Bear Sterns. The book is an extension of Kelly?s acclaimed series of articles written for The Wall Street Journal. Review ? ...

  • Zheng Wei
    Apr 28, 2013

    A closer look at the fall of Bear Stearns in March 2008. It's an interesting story. The big take-away: many were in denial about their company until the last moment. ...

    Kind of a Cliff Notes version of William Cohan's book, House of Cards: A Tale of Hubris and Wretched Excess on Wall Street. But what I liked about it was that it was paced so fast that you are really able to get a sense of the urgency facing the main players at the doomed investment ba...

    Interesting read. ...

    Writing down the last 72 hrs of Bear Sterms like watching a documentary. no special language of literature skills to fly with ...

    I don't know anything about finances but the author used such description that it felt like I was there. It was very well written. ...

    Kelly's account of the last few desperate days of Bear Stearns is a spectacle of investigative reporting. Her writing is terse, masterful in its pacing, and at times even eloquent and poignant. The descriptions of financial instruments and mechanisms are lucid without being encumbered ...

    I read this after reading the big short. It was a great followup. This book covers only the last 72 hours of Bear Stearns. It was almost gripping even when you know how it will end. Will they figure out a way to stay afloat? Which deal will they take and why? And it offered such an ins...

    I would have to give this book 5 stars for information. If you are like me, you are aware that everything kind of took a dive in 2008 when it came to the economy. However, the first big bond bank to go down was Bear Sterns. Followed shortly by Lehman brothers. This book is about Bear S...

    http://avadhutrecommends.wordpress.com/ My Rating ? 3/5 Summary ? ?Street Fighters? gives a blow by blow account of the last 72 hours of Bear Sterns. The book is an extension of Kelly?s acclaimed series of articles written for The Wall Street Journal. Review ? ...

    A book written about the last 72 hours before Bear Sterns failed - by Kate Kelly who was The Wall Street Journal's beat journalist covering the events as they were happening in March of 2008. She has captured the culture of the place (Bear known for having PSDs as employees: Poor, smar...

    ...a story of one of the financial firms that failed during the Great Recession. The book focuses mostly on the last hours of Bear Stearns, from Thursday, March 13, 2008 to Sunday March 16, 2008. The fall of Bear Stearns was extremely fast - the issue became critical on late Thursday a...

    I don't want to come off as a DB but I'm probably going to. I was shocked how little I enjoyed this book. I felt there were some technical errors and wasn't broad enough. The view the reader got was from the top, I feel the author was enthralled with the money and power within the exec...

    In the course of 3 days in March 2008, the investment firm Bear Stearns went from the fifth largest investment firm on Wall Street to the brink of bankruptcy. How could a company of such prestige fall so hard in so little time? Kate Kelly, a Wall Street journalist chronicles and explor...

    A good little snapshot of the beginning of the 2008 fall of Wall Street. It highlights the personal panic/relief that many employees felt in the last hours of Bear Stearns more so than the greater market machinations. What it really conveys is how absolutely terrifying and crushing it ...

    Kate Kelly is a writer for The Wall Street Journal. The book grew from a three part series Kelly did for The Wall Street Journal. She details the final, frenzied last three days of Bear Stearns in March 2008. Bear Stearns was the 5th largest investment bank in the country and managemen...

    If you want to learn how a cash crunch in 2008 destroyed Bear Stearns, this book will be the text book on the history of it. The author was a wall street journal reporter that documented all of the events of the final 72 hours of Bear Sterns as they were forced into bankruptcy due to a...

    I've always been fascinated by the world of high finance-probably because it has always been enshrouded with mystery. I've never fully understood this boys' club, and while a lot of this went way over my head, Kelly's account of the last 72 hours of Bear Stearns was equally thrilling a...

    I do not have any background in finance or investing. However, the author has compiled a very accessible walk-through of the events that lead to the collapse of Bear Sterns. This is no dry time line of economic phenomena. Kate Kelly has taken great pains to show the human side of the p...

    This is a great book, but it is depressing. I think I will enjoy this book more in five years when the recession is over. If I were making beaucoup bucks again like I was in 2008, I probably would have rated this book higher. I felt like this book was written for the employees of Be...

    Believe it or not, this was a page-turner; I could hardly put it down, reading one night until 1:30 a.m. Dealing with the kind of money Bear Stearns was dealing with, it's hard for me to comprehend that on the Monday before the weekend detailed in the book, the top management thought t...

    This did a great job explaining a major event at the beginning of the financial crisis. The author didn't bog you down with all the technical financial jargon. You felt like a fly on the wall in the Bear Stearns offices. ...

    This book gives a great perspective into how the financial industry operates and eventually fell. Its a good look into the inter-connectedness of the system and this book and makes it easy to understand for anyone without any previous knowledge of the financial markets. ...

    A deep-dive into the last 3 days of Bear Stearns! Pretty freaking wild...if you're into that sort of thing. I think House of Cards might have been better (I didn't read it) because it isn't concentrated on just the final 3 days... ...

    A quick read that tells the story of how Bear Stearns failed and was sold over a 72 hour period. What is most interesting is how multi-billion dollar decisions are made by individuals under pressure. ...

    Fascinating account of what happened during Bear's final hours. Left a little wanting for a larger context if only because the rest of the crisis is still playing out. I think we're all still looking for a "why" and this book isn't the one to deliver on that question. Still. A quick, g...

    This corporate giant meltdown story, I understand even though I have zero clue as to what exactly Bear Stearns does. I suppose it helped that I imagined Alan Schwartz looked like Bart Bass. I googled the guy. He doesn't. At all. But great book, just the same. ...

    Gives a detailed, almost-hourly account into the last three days before Bear Stearns bankruptcy. However, it does not get into anything deeper. ...

  • Maverick Vincent
    Feb 17, 2014

    A closer look at the fall of Bear Stearns in March 2008. It's an interesting story. The big take-away: many were in denial about their company until the last moment. ...

    Kind of a Cliff Notes version of William Cohan's book, House of Cards: A Tale of Hubris and Wretched Excess on Wall Street. But what I liked about it was that it was paced so fast that you are really able to get a sense of the urgency facing the main players at the doomed investment ba...

    Interesting read. ...

    Writing down the last 72 hrs of Bear Sterms like watching a documentary. no special language of literature skills to fly with ...

    I don't know anything about finances but the author used such description that it felt like I was there. It was very well written. ...

    Kelly's account of the last few desperate days of Bear Stearns is a spectacle of investigative reporting. Her writing is terse, masterful in its pacing, and at times even eloquent and poignant. The descriptions of financial instruments and mechanisms are lucid without being encumbered ...

  • Christopher Jefferson
    Nov 02, 2012

    A closer look at the fall of Bear Stearns in March 2008. It's an interesting story. The big take-away: many were in denial about their company until the last moment. ...

    Kind of a Cliff Notes version of William Cohan's book, House of Cards: A Tale of Hubris and Wretched Excess on Wall Street. But what I liked about it was that it was paced so fast that you are really able to get a sense of the urgency facing the main players at the doomed investment ba...

    Interesting read. ...

    Writing down the last 72 hrs of Bear Sterms like watching a documentary. no special language of literature skills to fly with ...

    I don't know anything about finances but the author used such description that it felt like I was there. It was very well written. ...

    Kelly's account of the last few desperate days of Bear Stearns is a spectacle of investigative reporting. Her writing is terse, masterful in its pacing, and at times even eloquent and poignant. The descriptions of financial instruments and mechanisms are lucid without being encumbered ...

    I read this after reading the big short. It was a great followup. This book covers only the last 72 hours of Bear Stearns. It was almost gripping even when you know how it will end. Will they figure out a way to stay afloat? Which deal will they take and why? And it offered such an ins...

    I would have to give this book 5 stars for information. If you are like me, you are aware that everything kind of took a dive in 2008 when it came to the economy. However, the first big bond bank to go down was Bear Sterns. Followed shortly by Lehman brothers. This book is about Bear S...

    http://avadhutrecommends.wordpress.com/ My Rating ? 3/5 Summary ? ?Street Fighters? gives a blow by blow account of the last 72 hours of Bear Sterns. The book is an extension of Kelly?s acclaimed series of articles written for The Wall Street Journal. Review ? ...

    A book written about the last 72 hours before Bear Sterns failed - by Kate Kelly who was The Wall Street Journal's beat journalist covering the events as they were happening in March of 2008. She has captured the culture of the place (Bear known for having PSDs as employees: Poor, smar...

    ...a story of one of the financial firms that failed during the Great Recession. The book focuses mostly on the last hours of Bear Stearns, from Thursday, March 13, 2008 to Sunday March 16, 2008. The fall of Bear Stearns was extremely fast - the issue became critical on late Thursday a...

    I don't want to come off as a DB but I'm probably going to. I was shocked how little I enjoyed this book. I felt there were some technical errors and wasn't broad enough. The view the reader got was from the top, I feel the author was enthralled with the money and power within the exec...

    In the course of 3 days in March 2008, the investment firm Bear Stearns went from the fifth largest investment firm on Wall Street to the brink of bankruptcy. How could a company of such prestige fall so hard in so little time? Kate Kelly, a Wall Street journalist chronicles and explor...

    A good little snapshot of the beginning of the 2008 fall of Wall Street. It highlights the personal panic/relief that many employees felt in the last hours of Bear Stearns more so than the greater market machinations. What it really conveys is how absolutely terrifying and crushing it ...

    Kate Kelly is a writer for The Wall Street Journal. The book grew from a three part series Kelly did for The Wall Street Journal. She details the final, frenzied last three days of Bear Stearns in March 2008. Bear Stearns was the 5th largest investment bank in the country and managemen...

    If you want to learn how a cash crunch in 2008 destroyed Bear Stearns, this book will be the text book on the history of it. The author was a wall street journal reporter that documented all of the events of the final 72 hours of Bear Sterns as they were forced into bankruptcy due to a...

    I've always been fascinated by the world of high finance-probably because it has always been enshrouded with mystery. I've never fully understood this boys' club, and while a lot of this went way over my head, Kelly's account of the last 72 hours of Bear Stearns was equally thrilling a...

    I do not have any background in finance or investing. However, the author has compiled a very accessible walk-through of the events that lead to the collapse of Bear Sterns. This is no dry time line of economic phenomena. Kate Kelly has taken great pains to show the human side of the p...

    This is a great book, but it is depressing. I think I will enjoy this book more in five years when the recession is over. If I were making beaucoup bucks again like I was in 2008, I probably would have rated this book higher. I felt like this book was written for the employees of Be...

    Believe it or not, this was a page-turner; I could hardly put it down, reading one night until 1:30 a.m. Dealing with the kind of money Bear Stearns was dealing with, it's hard for me to comprehend that on the Monday before the weekend detailed in the book, the top management thought t...

    This did a great job explaining a major event at the beginning of the financial crisis. The author didn't bog you down with all the technical financial jargon. You felt like a fly on the wall in the Bear Stearns offices. ...

    This book gives a great perspective into how the financial industry operates and eventually fell. Its a good look into the inter-connectedness of the system and this book and makes it easy to understand for anyone without any previous knowledge of the financial markets. ...

    A deep-dive into the last 3 days of Bear Stearns! Pretty freaking wild...if you're into that sort of thing. I think House of Cards might have been better (I didn't read it) because it isn't concentrated on just the final 3 days... ...

    A quick read that tells the story of how Bear Stearns failed and was sold over a 72 hour period. What is most interesting is how multi-billion dollar decisions are made by individuals under pressure. ...

    Fascinating account of what happened during Bear's final hours. Left a little wanting for a larger context if only because the rest of the crisis is still playing out. I think we're all still looking for a "why" and this book isn't the one to deliver on that question. Still. A quick, g...

    This corporate giant meltdown story, I understand even though I have zero clue as to what exactly Bear Stearns does. I suppose it helped that I imagined Alan Schwartz looked like Bart Bass. I googled the guy. He doesn't. At all. But great book, just the same. ...

    Gives a detailed, almost-hourly account into the last three days before Bear Stearns bankruptcy. However, it does not get into anything deeper. ...

    good for a quick history of its downfall but the book does not give much history behind Bear's problems and how it got to the last 72 hours. HOUSE OF CARDS by W. Cohan is much better ...

    Great read that piqued my interest in finance and more specifically the Great Recession years. I love how things work and the situations that occur afterwards. ...

  • Joseph Scavone
    May 23, 2013

    A closer look at the fall of Bear Stearns in March 2008. It's an interesting story. The big take-away: many were in denial about their company until the last moment. ...

    Kind of a Cliff Notes version of William Cohan's book, House of Cards: A Tale of Hubris and Wretched Excess on Wall Street. But what I liked about it was that it was paced so fast that you are really able to get a sense of the urgency facing the main players at the doomed investment ba...

    Interesting read. ...

    Writing down the last 72 hrs of Bear Sterms like watching a documentary. no special language of literature skills to fly with ...

    I don't know anything about finances but the author used such description that it felt like I was there. It was very well written. ...

    Kelly's account of the last few desperate days of Bear Stearns is a spectacle of investigative reporting. Her writing is terse, masterful in its pacing, and at times even eloquent and poignant. The descriptions of financial instruments and mechanisms are lucid without being encumbered ...

    I read this after reading the big short. It was a great followup. This book covers only the last 72 hours of Bear Stearns. It was almost gripping even when you know how it will end. Will they figure out a way to stay afloat? Which deal will they take and why? And it offered such an ins...

    I would have to give this book 5 stars for information. If you are like me, you are aware that everything kind of took a dive in 2008 when it came to the economy. However, the first big bond bank to go down was Bear Sterns. Followed shortly by Lehman brothers. This book is about Bear S...

    http://avadhutrecommends.wordpress.com/ My Rating ? 3/5 Summary ? ?Street Fighters? gives a blow by blow account of the last 72 hours of Bear Sterns. The book is an extension of Kelly?s acclaimed series of articles written for The Wall Street Journal. Review ? ...

    A book written about the last 72 hours before Bear Sterns failed - by Kate Kelly who was The Wall Street Journal's beat journalist covering the events as they were happening in March of 2008. She has captured the culture of the place (Bear known for having PSDs as employees: Poor, smar...

    ...a story of one of the financial firms that failed during the Great Recession. The book focuses mostly on the last hours of Bear Stearns, from Thursday, March 13, 2008 to Sunday March 16, 2008. The fall of Bear Stearns was extremely fast - the issue became critical on late Thursday a...

    I don't want to come off as a DB but I'm probably going to. I was shocked how little I enjoyed this book. I felt there were some technical errors and wasn't broad enough. The view the reader got was from the top, I feel the author was enthralled with the money and power within the exec...

  • Ivan Guan
    Mar 23, 2019

    A closer look at the fall of Bear Stearns in March 2008. It's an interesting story. The big take-away: many were in denial about their company until the last moment. ...

    Kind of a Cliff Notes version of William Cohan's book, House of Cards: A Tale of Hubris and Wretched Excess on Wall Street. But what I liked about it was that it was paced so fast that you are really able to get a sense of the urgency facing the main players at the doomed investment ba...

    Interesting read. ...

  • EMargaritis
    Jan 14, 2018

    A closer look at the fall of Bear Stearns in March 2008. It's an interesting story. The big take-away: many were in denial about their company until the last moment. ...

    Kind of a Cliff Notes version of William Cohan's book, House of Cards: A Tale of Hubris and Wretched Excess on Wall Street. But what I liked about it was that it was paced so fast that you are really able to get a sense of the urgency facing the main players at the doomed investment ba...

    Interesting read. ...

    Writing down the last 72 hrs of Bear Sterms like watching a documentary. no special language of literature skills to fly with ...