Conspiracy of Fools

Conspiracy of Fools

A True Story

Large Print - 2005
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In 2000, when The Informant was published, few would've imagined that a story about price fixing at Archer Daniels Midland could be as un-put-downable as the best crime fiction. Yet critics--and consumers--agreed: The New York Times reporter Kurt Eichenwald had taken the stuff of dry business reporting and turned it into an unparalleled page-turner. With Conspiracy of Fools, Eichenwald has done it again. Say the name "Enron" and most people believe they've heard all about the story that imperiled a presidency, destroyed a marketplace, and changed Washington and Wall Street forever. But in the hands of Kurt Eichenwald, the players we think we know and the business practices we think have been exposed are transformed into entirely new--and entirely gripping--material. The cast includes but is not limited to George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Paul O'Neill, Harvey Pitt, Colin Powell, Gray Davis, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Alan Greenspan, Ken Lay, Andy Fastow, Jeff Skilling, Bill Clinton, Rupert Murdoch, and Michael Eisner. Providing a you-are-there glimpse behind closed doors in the executive suites of the Enron Corporation, the Texas governor's mansion, the Justice Department, and even the Oval Office, Conspiracy of Fools is an all-true financial and political thriller of cinematic proportions.
Publisher: New York : Random House Large Print, c2005.
Edition: First large print edition
ISBN: 9780375434495
Branch Call Number: LARGE PRINT 333.7909 EICHENWA
Characteristics: large print
1331 pages (large print) ; 25 cm.


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Oct 22, 2014

Amazing! Absolutely amazing!

Apr 09, 2011

A well-documented telling of just how Enron fell apart. Eichenwald cleverly presents the myriad schemes in a way that helps the reader see each strand of the web as it is created. Afterward, I was still shocked at how intricate the end result was and how disastrously the web disintegrated. Though some descriptions are dry by nature, the book is fast-paced and pulls the reader along for the ride.


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